Periods is the time of the month which every girl hates the most. It does not only bring discomfort but it is accompanied by so many other issues as well. Discomfort and cramps are the most common affect many women experience before and during their period span. While some women only experience mild period pain and cramps, many aren’t quite as lucky as them. In a few cases, the pain some girls experience in this time span can be very extreme and can also make a serious dent in our daily lives. It won’t be wrong if we say that periods pains are a near-death experience and no, it is not exaggeration!. If that excessive period pain is cramping your style every month, there are ways to gain back control.
This article will help you to focus on the symptoms of periods and all those possible things that can help you to deal with the stress.
The Symptoms That Tell You Are About To Get Your Periods
- Breakouts On The Skin:
Acne is a common most of the women experience at this time of the month.
- Too Tired But Unable To Sleep:
Hormonal unbalancing at the time of periods can disturb sleep patterns and make us feel tired. Moreover, we can also experience an increase in body temperature.
- Unmanageable Cramps:
Cramps in the lower abdomen are the most frequent menstrual complaints.
- You Experience Headaches:
The changes in our estrogen levels are the culprit if you experience headaches before your period.
- Excessive And Uncontrollable Mood Swings:
The changes in our hormones can cause physical symptoms as well as extremely upset emotions. Women can have crying spells or feel angry and irritable.
- Anxiousness And Depressed Feeling:
Periods can bring depression and anxiety along. Approximately half the women who seek help for depression or anxiety specifically during periods.
- Lower Back Hurts:
Period cramps don’t just affect our tummy, it has its effects on our back too.
Here are some of the proven home remedies that may ease your discomfort and will also help you to get back on track with your busy life.
How Should We Deal With Period Troubles?
1. Use A Warm Bag Or A Hot Bottle To Ease Down Your Cramps
If you are experiencing cramps in your periods, use a heated patch or a hot bottle on your abdomen to relax the muscles of your uterus. Because it is our uterus muscles that cause period cramps. Using heat can boost circulation and will reduce pain. It is said that trying this remedy can be more effective than taking over-the-counter pain relievers.
2. Massage Your Abdomen With Essential Oils
According to some researches, massaging our abdomen can help ease period cramps.
3. Workout And Yoga
In the time of periods, opting for low to medium intensity exercises can help reduce the pain that is caused by period cramps. Going for a brisk walk or playing sport you enjoy can help as well.
5. Avoid caffeine and salty foods
Period pain can also be dealt with some supplements which can also be a good idea to avoid certain foods that can cause water retention, bloating and discomfort.
- Salty foods
- Fatty foods
6. Stay hydrated
Staying hydrated can help you too. Period cramps are worse when you’re dehydrated. Try to drink at least eight glasses of water per day.
See A Doctor When
Periods cramps, mood swings and fever are very common symptoms which almost every woman experience. Although it is common, severe pain isn’t normal. If you are experiencing a lot of pain and it is not going away in a couple of days or you have difficulty functioning, get an appointment with gynaecologist as soon as you can.
You should be concerned if:
- Period cramps are so painful that you can’t function even for daily activities
- You start having menstrual cramps after the age of 25
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