Period 101

Okay male readers, this probably isn’t for you but if you’re female, you probably know this struggle all too well.

Once a month, our uterus decides to get rid of some stuff. Of course that’s a very simplified explanation. If you want to know more about how it works, check it out here.

The symptoms of menstruation differ from woman to woman. Some suffer from severe cramps and some don’t feel a thing, some have extreme mood swings and some don’t. There are lots of different symptoms but the worst has to be the cramps.

Unfortunately, I belong to the women that suffer from cramps. Therefore I had to learn about different methods to ease the pain. I don’t want to keep them to myself, thus I’m sharing my tips and tricks in this post!

Hopefully I can help some of you. Because at the end of the day, us women, we have to work together and support / help each other!

  • Exercise

This is probably the last thing you want to be doing. However, brisk walking, or any type of physical activity, can help to ease your belly pain. When you exercise, your body is pumping more blood which helps to release endorphins. Those endorphins reduce your cramps.

  • Apply heat

Heat helps to relax the contracting muscles in your uterus, which is the cause for your pain. This doesn’t only mean using a heating pad but also having a hot bath.

  • Stay hydrated

Of course you should always stay hydrated but it’s especially important if you’re having cramps because dehydration can worsen them.

  • Omit certain foods / drinks

There are different foods which are bad for you during your period so be sure to look them up! Here are some of them:

  1. caffeine
  2. black tea
  3. salt
  4. alcohol
  5. dairy
  6. red meat
  7. milk chocolate
  8. sugar
  • Eat / drink the right things

There are different foods that can help you ease the pain and here are some of those. They really help, believe me, I’ve tried them!

  1. dark chocolate
  2. bananas
  3. pineapple
  4. tea
  5. salmon
  6. flaxseed
  7. avocado
  8. walnuts
  • Use What’s Best For You

You should be aware of what’s better for you, pads or tampons. This doesn’t necessarily have something to do with your cramps but if you’re uncomfortable, you’ll just feel worse.

  • Medication

If you’re someone that goes to school or works or is busy, you can’t always work out or eat the right foods, that’s when medication comes in handy. For me, it’s necessary because honestly, I wouldn’t be able to make it through the day without it. But if you can, then do it. Only use medication if nothing else works!

 

– Hope this post helps some of you! Love Xx

 

 

 

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