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Girls, You Can Use These Tricks To End Your Periods Quicker

Girls are synonymous with dealing with periods, the mood swings, the cravings, the pain, the cramps and the infuriation. The female anatomy is such that it is trained to bear the unbearable pain during those days of the month. The most annoying part of the periods that it is an every month thing and eats up nearly a week of the month. When the period starts to approach, it feels like a nightmare, due to those pangs of pain, those bad mood swings during the PMS. There is a constant low feeling that results in lashing out at nearly everything. It feels as if the world is there only to pester you. Phew! So, girls, to help you deal with the situation of 'periods' every month, here we get to you tricks that you can use to end the periods quicker. But, it is advised to consult a gynaecologist before you indulge in any of these tricks. For, not everyone can get accustomed to everything. You must know your condition before indulging in any of the methods listed here. Do not just follow blindly.

#1. Use a hot water bag to encourage menstrual fluids to leave your body quicker.

This will make your period end sooner. Placing a heating pad for five to ten minutes for nearly 3 to 4 times in a day helps to a large extent. Source

#2. Drink as much water and fluids as possible. 

This can help in an easy flow and can shorten the period. Nearly 6 to 8 litres of water helps.Source

#3. Have intercourse.

Having sex can cause the urinal muscle contraction and these contractions help to shed the blood more quickly, thus reducing the duration you are on your period.Source

#4. Orgasm.

When you orgasm, the muscles in the uterus contract, thus flushing out the fluid and ending your period quicker. Source

#5. Get an oil massage of the abdominal muscles. 

This relaxes uterine contractions and diverts blood away from the uterus to help stop your period early. This also helps in easing the cramps and the pain. Source

#6. Go for more of Vitamin C in your diet. 

Vitamin C helps the body absorb iron and this strengthens the blood vessels. This helps in reducing the duration of the period. Some good sources of vitamin C are lemons, oranges, bell peppers, dark leafy greens, kiwis, broccoli, berries, grapefruits, tomatoes, peas and papayas.Source

#7. Working out regularly helps in ending period faster.

A word of caution here is that you need to keep yourself hydrated if you plan to exercise during the periods. Moreso, there are studies that have shown that athletes and tend to have a shorter and lighter period as compared women with a sedentary lifestyle. Source

#8. Taking Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs.

A method to be used with caution and with consultation. These medicines like aspirin, naproxen and ibuprofen help reduce the swelling of the uterine walls which in turn reduces the heavy menstrual flow and pain associated with it. One must take care of the dosage as per the instructions.Source

#9. Drinking herbal tea.

This helps in reducing the pesky cramps and also facilitates the flow of blood out of the body faster. Source

#10. Prefer using pads instead of tampons. 

Tampons tend to avoid the blood flow while trying to absorb the blood, this lengthens the duration of the period. Using sanitary pads is a better choice because they allow blood to flow out easily. 

#11. A diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables.

Food that is rich in carotene helps reduce the duration of the period. Carotene is mostly found in orange fruits and vegetables like carrots, papaya and other colorful vegetables and fruits.Source

#12. Go for food that is rich in magnesium. 

The hormones such as estrogen and progesterone must be balanced if the period is to be shortened. Intake of food high in magnesium results in a drop of the estrogen level in the body. This, in turn, reduces the menstrual bleeding and then a quicker period. Foods such as dark chocolate, oats, watermelon are rich in magnesium. Source

#13. Try and intake cinnamon water.

Having strong astringent property, cinnamon has been used as a therapeutic herb for ages. Add three teaspoons of cinnamon powder in a cup of hot water and cinnamon water is ready. This tends to close the blood vessels in the uterus which leads to a perceptible slowing of the bleeding and thus end the period quicker. You must first consult a gynaecologist before you try any of these methods. Source

#14. Apple cider vinegar.

Add two teaspoons of ACV to a glass of water and drink it during your periods for three times a day, this will help you get rid of the period quicker. Source

#15. Ginger.

Ginger helps in reducing the amount of blood flow along with finishing the period sooner. Ginger, combined with honey for sweetness can work wonders for you.Source