Water, Water, Water
The fact that 60% of our body is water shows how essential water is for humans. Water, which can cure many conditions from headache to fatigue, is also very useful for menstrual pain. Research findings show that drinking water may be effective in reducing bleeding time, painkiller use, and pain severity during menstrual period.
Drinking at least 8 to 10 glasses of water a day during your period helps you cope with bloating and cramps. Drinking more water than you normally drink can help relieve bloating.
You can find easy and delicious ways to consume more fluids. For example, preparing a jug of water to which you add fruit slices (or cucumber, lemon, etc.) or drinking chamomile or ginger tea are creative "hacks" that will enable the body to get the necessary fluid :)
Drinking plenty of water will be good not only for your period but also for your general health.
Foods That Are Good for Menstrual Pain
During your menstrual cycle, you may crave fatty, sugary or salty foods, but these foods may upset you:( Skip the pastries, pastries and potato chips. The types of nutrients your body needs during your period will help relieve your aches and pains.
You can prioritize anti-inflammatory foods like cherries, blueberries, squash, tomatoes and bell peppers. Of course, taking care to consume it in season.
Cold water fish, which are high in omega 3 fatty acids, are also healthy choices. Since omega-3s help reduce inflammation, they also help with pain relief. Salmon, a cold-water fish, is also a source of vitamin D and B6. Vitamin D helps calcium absorption. Calcium is also an important mineral for pain management. It is recommended to eat beans, almonds, and dark green leafy vegetables that are rich in calcium.
Chamomile tea is effective in reducing the production of prostaglandins, hormones that cause pain. While it helps reduce cramps during menstruation, it is also helpful in relieving the burden of a tense and tiring week.
Warm compress increases blood circulation by dilating blood vessels. If you place a hot water bottle or a steamed towel on your abdomen, your aches and pains will be relieved with a simple method.
Movement, Exercise and Dance?
With your hot water bottle on your crotch, you sip a mug of chamomile tea while eating your fruit salad made of anti-inflammatory fruits. You watch episodes of your favorite TV series over and over again and fall for it. Wonderful! But now it's time for some action :)
Exercising will not only make you feel good, but it will also release endorphins (the happiness hormone) and (of course!) relieve menstrual pain. A little walking, yoga and swimming will benefit both your body and soul.
The miracle of massage is that it actually accelerates blood flow. Take the time for a 5-minute lower abdominal massage and see how you feel. Using essential oils such as lavender, sage and marjoram oil while massaging can increase the pain-relieving effect. Just be sure to use essential oils safely. If you dilute pure essential oils by mixing them into an unscented cream or lotion, you will prevent possible damage to your skin.
Kiklou Menstrual Panties
If your period is very painful, solutions such as tampons or cups to manage bleeding can be painful. Kiklou menstrual support panties are very comfortable because they are not invasive like tampons or cups, do not cause discomfort like pads, and are not bulky.
If your pain is so severe that you need to take a break from your daily life, take into account your feelings and consult your doctor.