For some women, the menstrual period is one of the nastiest and unpleasant situations, for others, it’s easy. Between pains, cramps, hormonal disorders, mood swings and digestive problems, a woman must learn to take certain actions to better live during menstrual period!
To relieve menstrual pain and prevent certain ailments during this critical period, here is what to avoid:
When you have your period, your body weakens because you lose a lot of blood, pain and cramps occur and hormonal and digestive disorders can alter your mood. During the menstrual period, it is essential to adopt a healthy and balanced diet. Try not to skip meals and drink enough water to boost your energy.
Excessive physical activities
During the menstrual period, you may feel pain in the stomach or in the lower back. To relieve and prevent the pain, avoid excessive work or a lot of physical effort.
When you have your period, because of eating disorders, eating fast food at 2 am may seem normal to you. But know that this food is completely unhealthy, especially during the menstrual period. Eat your favorite foods, but moderate consumption of unhealthy foods, such as burgers and fries!
Work long hours
It is true that it is impossible for most women to avoid working during the period, but we suggest you to try to work less especially the first day.
Make a sleepless night
During the menstrual period, if you go to sleep early, you will feel better, regardless of the time it takes to fall asleep. Your body experiences pain and hormonal disorders, it would be best to rest. Listen to some soothing music and close your eyes.
Some more tips
- Tips to relieve menstrual pain
- Increase your water intake to prevent bloating. Drinking warm water may be beneficial because the hot drinks activate blood circulation and relax sore muscles.
- Eat foods rich in calcium such as almonds and green vegetables (spinach, cabbage …). Calcium reduces cramps and relieves period pain.
- Take a hot bath to relieve pain and relax your muscles.
- Tips for good personal hygiene during the menstrual period
- Use a mild soap or only warm water to wash your private parts during the menstruation. Avoid soaps or shower gels that can irritate the skin.
- Wash yourself with your hands without using a glove.
- During menstruation, wash your private parts avoiding making a vaginal lavage.