Proud to be a woman but your period holds you back? We have the answers here!
Once a month every woman is visited by that distinctive awful pain that comes with the arrival of your period. Sure we are women. It is only natural. And luckily we have found ways to deal with that pain. Thank God for western medicine and it’s pain killers. But what if there is a way to deal with that pain without having to use all those chemical pills? And what if sometimes those pains mean more and need to be taken more seriously? We hope the following article will help you understand the nature of the period and help you deal with it even better!
Why do I hurt more during my period than my friends? Many women ask that question and it is unfortunate that they do feel greater pain than others. Pain killers do not work for them and the pain keeps them from getting through the day. Calling sick at work once a month, not being able to run simple errands, and feeling awful when taking a walk can be a real bummer for most women during their time of the month. If you have symptoms like these when you get your period, It is best you pay a visit to you gynecologist in order to make sure you don’t have any of the following underlying medical conditions:
Many women suffer from endometriosis. It is a relatively common phenomenon and can be dealt with. Endometriosis is a disorder in which the lining of the uterus, commonly referred to as the endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus. This can cause quite a lot of pain in the pelvic area during your time of the month as well as any other day. In some cases it can cause problem with fertility as well. Good news are that when detected it can be dealt with pain medication, therapy and sometimes surgery.
Fibroids are small growths in the uterus. They are non-cancerous and most women have them at some point. They can however make your cramps more painful and your period to last longer. Same as above they can be traced and dealt with medication or surgery for complete removal
PID can be caused by bacteria or STDs. It means that your reproductive organs have been infected. The pain is much greater and it can cause irregular periods, painful sex and heavy discharge. It can however have no symptoms at all. Not to worry though. It can be detected by your doctor and treated with the proper antibiotics.
Natural solution for the pain
Even if you are completely healthy cramps can still cause a lot of pain. Here are a few things you can do:
Caffeine is known to pump the adrenaline and constrict blood vessels which can cause more cramps. So make sure you stay away from any drink that has caffeine in it and you will be just fine.
A warm environment is always good for a woman with a period. Take a warm shower and keep your belly warm using a heating pad. This will allow the blood vessels to have a better flow and reduce your pain.
When you feel the pain returning try some herbal tea instead of pills. It will do wonders
Make sure you eat food that is high in antioxidants, zinc, iron and calcium. No bread or processed foods. And stay away from delivery services!
Be more active. Exercise. Stretch your muscles. The endorphins released during that time will make the pain go away and keep you in shape!
Many of you don’t know that, but orgasms release endorphins as well. And we did say that endorphins make the pain go away.
So you know what to do!!!