There's no escaping from 'that time of the month' for women. Yet, even today, a significant chunk of girls are not even aware of the term menstruation, when they first hit their periods. And this often leads to a lot of confusion and anxiety in the young minds about the basic biological transformation happening in a woman's body.
Periods could be excruciating for some ladies, bringing along with it severe cramps, back pain, bloating, etc. It is not the best time, also for the hormones being very unpredictable. But there certainly are some health remedies and home treatments that can help you through those cringing days with ease.
To get you some relief in the periods, I've prepared here an exotic list of items that you will love. Just try using the treatments mentioned in the list and get your period pains vanish in a matter of a few hours.
Let's take a look!
The little blue pill works wonders for women more than just for men. The main ingredient in Viagra, called sildenafil citrate, can help alleviate menstrual cramps, according to a study in Human Reproduction. In men, this is what helps energise erections, but for women, it helps to expand blood vessels near the uterus and can ease cramps.
Red raspberry leaf extract has been relieving reproductive-region pain for centuries. Raspberry leaves have both a high mineral content, which helps the uterus muscles relax, as well as elevated levels of fragrance, which helps strengthen the entire pelvic floor and uterus, according to a study in International Journal of Herbal Medicine.
Green, unripe papaya is considered useful in regulating menstrual flow as it helps contract muscle fibres in the uterus. Consume unripe papaya juice regularly for a few months but do not drink it during your periods.
Research in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science found that taping near your pelvic region before you start your period and during menstruation can help significantly relieve menstrual pain.
While it's tempting to curl up in bed when you have menstrual cramp pain, doing the opposite and getting your body moving may help to improve cramping. Orgasms release endorphins, which will contribute to making menstrual cramps less bothersome, as well as increase blood flow to the genital area, which can help relieve pain.
Boil 1 tbsp of fresh ginger for 5 minutes. Add little sugar and drink the mixture three times a day after your meals. Ginger is highly recommended for regulating menstrual cycles and getting rid of irregular periods.
It provides a warming effect within your body. Take a glass full of warm milk and add a teaspoon of powdered cinnamon and drink it. It is even effective in eradicating menstrual cramps.
High heels cause significant postural and pelvic instability, displace the uterus, and create more muscle stress and tension. Use your monthly visitor as an excuse to switch to flats or minimalist footwear with flexible soles for a week.
Yeah, I know you're already cranky and tired from PMS and cramps, and now I'm asking you to go without your morning alarm. But letting go off the fuel can help you feel better. Caffeine constricts blood vessels, so it may worsen menstrual cramping.
Stress is one of the primary causes of hormonal imbalance in the body that triggers irregularities in menstruation. Yoga and meditation help in relieving stress. Meditation can ensure perfect hormonal balance in the body. These two are the most effective methods for controlling irregular periods without medicines.
That's all folks!
Stay aware and healthy.
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