What are the major problems during periods? What is the solution for every problem?

Every month, for around 5-7 days, a woman's body sheds her uterine wall in the menstruation process. For some women, this might be a stressful period of the month, when they experience body pain, a depressed mood, and overall low spirits.
For others, it might have an insignificant effect on their daily routine.

Above mentioned consequences are normal and a sign of a healthy female body. But, extreme symptoms on either side can be potentially dangerous. Severe pain might indicate that you need to consult with the doctor, so will missing your periods for two months. While period irregularities are typical in teens, they might indicate an underlying problem in adults.

In this blog, we will discuss the problems that come along with your periods, and when you should consider it as a health concern.

You will also learn some tips and remedies to relieve your period problems, like mood swings and back pain.
I hope that with the help of this blog, you will conquer every period with a physically and mentally healthy body.

1 . Mood Swings
Mood Swings are a common premenstrual symptom and can start appearing from 1 - 2 weeks before periods. During this time stretch, your hormones fluctuate, causing unpredictable emotional fluctuations like sudden sadness or anger.

You can reduce mood Swings by avoiding substances like caffeine and unhealthy foods. Staying active and getting a good sleep uplift and maintains your mood.

2 . Breast pain
Cyclical breast pain is caused by hormonal fluctuations and is a common symptom.

● Wearing a supportive bra of the right size is proven to reduce breast pain.
● Taking over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen is a safe and reasonable remedy.

When to consult a doctor:
If the breast pain isn't cyclical, i.e., it does not occur regularly during every period, it could be a sign of other problems, like inflammation or breast cancer.

3 . Low Back Pain
Pain in the lower back during these days is ordinary.

1. Gentle exercises such as yoga and swimming ease the pain.
2. Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.
3. Provide the support of a pillow to your back while sitting.

When to consult a doctor:
Consult a doctor if your low back pain lingers past the menstrual cycle or you develop leg pain or weakness. This could be a symptom of endometriosis, a condition where your uterine tissue gets displaced internally.
If your pain is so severe, you cannot perform daily activities.

4 . Abdominal Pain
Arguably the worst of all symptoms, menstrual cramps! They cause the throbbing pain that radiates to all of your lower body - your thighs, your abdomen, this unbearable pain is present everywhere.

1. Use a heating pad on your pelvic area.
2. Take a warm bath.
3. Try light exercise
4.Take medications such as ibuprofen.

When to consult a doctor:
1.If your periods are suddenly painful.
2. If you have a fever, diarrhea, or nausea along with cramping.

5 . Acne
65% of people report a worsening of their acne during their period. The same hormonal fluctuations trigger your sebaceous glands, which leads to oily skin and hence acne.

● You can treat period acne with the remedies used for general acne. The treatment involves products containing Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid.
● Birth control pills can control hormonal symptoms such as acne. Your doctor will prescribe them if you have severe menstrual problems.

6 . Increased appetite
During periods, your body craves foods that give a quick mood boost and increase happiness levels.

● It might be tempting to give in to your pizza and chocolate cravings. These are simple carbohydrates and thus work instantly. However, complex carbohydrates are healthier and last longer. These involve beans, vegetables, and whole grains. You need to get over the temptation of instant reward and choose these more nutritious alternatives.
● A brisk walk will also reduce your food cravings.

When to consult a doctor:
If you have significant weight gain because of compulsive eating during your periods, you should consult a dietician or a psychotherapist.

Having other painful symptoms accompanying you during your periods is perfectly normal. It is a sign that your body is functioning correctly.

But, if you face extreme pain during your periods that hamper your daily routine or are experiencing the particular symptoms described in this blog, you should consult a doctor.Trying out the external remedies listed in this blog is a safe way to reduce your period pains. Do try them out, and hopefully, your period will become a happy experience!

By applying all such remedies will help women to reduce menstrual pain or period pain. Till then Stay safe and Stay Sanitary using Flair & Care Sanitary pads.



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