Cut back on coffee and refined or deep-fried foods; fill up on antioxidant-rich berries, artichokes and calcium-rich dark leafy greens, beans, nuts, yogurt instead. Consider adding supplements such as fish oil, evening primrose oil, or herbal helpers like ashoka (Saraca indica) to your diet. Change your tampon or pads often – every 4-8 hrs.
Ovulation can be confusing and complicated. There are so many things to keep track of! But it’s important to know the details, whether or not you want to get pregnant. You might also be wondering if the rumors you’ve heard are true. Here is the truth of 5 popular ovulation myths. 1.[.....]
Having abdominal and pelvic cramps but no period to follow can be a cause for concern. While harmless triggers like monthly ovulation and implantation of a fertilized egg can cause cramps, more serious implications are endometriosis, appendicitis, ovarian cysts and tumors, and digestive disorders like IBS and IBD. If you are pregnant, do not ignore one-sided cramps that accompany regular spotting.
Emergency contraception is a type of birth control used by women after an unprotected sex. It is also used when usual birth control methods fail, like rupturing of condoms and missing out on regular contraceptive pills. They are also called “morning-after pills”. They primarily work by either delaying ovulation or[.....]
Most of us grew up listening to whispered stories of what a normal period should be like. And most of the times, the facts that got passed on to us, would get mixed up with a few tweaks. It’s time to debunk these myths! Here are popular myths around menstruation[.....]
It is possible to get pregnant while on your period though the chances are low. Mistaking ovulatory bleeding for a period may cause you to conceive. The lifespan of the sperm is another factor to keep in mind. Take some of the uncertainty out of the equation by carefully charting ovulation dates and using contraception if you don't want to get pregnant.
While it is not always easy to prepone menstruation or delay it, there are ways, both traditional and scientific, that may prove useful in time of emergency. All natural remedies include sipping a cup of chamomile or parsley tea, or adding copious amounts of black cumin and capers in your diet. Other than these, de-stressing helps, and so does some sex with your partner.
The cause of bleeding over 7 days at a stretch can be as simple as medicines like aspirin or birth control pills or installation of an IUD in the past 3–6 months. Childbirth or a miscarriage can prolong bleeding too. More complicated causes involve fibroids and polyps in the uterus. Endometriosis, adenomyosis, endometrial hyperplasia, PCOS, and cancer are other causes.
Natural birth-control methods can be effective if used accurately. A popular option is to keep track of changes in your body temperature and cervical fluid while tracking your monthly cycle. Using fertility tests can also be useful. Lactational amenorrhoea, outercourse, and herbal medications also help.
Sex during menstruation may be taboo but it's not harmful. Period sex may even reduce cramps and improve mood. But as there's a high risk of transmission of STIs and blood-borne diseases like hepatitis or HIV during this time, take adequate protection. You should also take protection (or not) if you have a short menstrual cycle of 21–24 days as you could get pregnant on your period.
Maintain a healthy body weight by eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly (avoid over-exercising, esp. HIIT workouts!). Regulate your thyroid levels by filling up on sea veggies, foods rich in iron, vit B and cutting back on gluten, dairy, and processed foods. Practice yoga to lower your stress levels. Try ayurvedic remedies like lodhra or the bark of ashoka tree.
Using more than 5 pads or tampons a day, experiencing sharp pelvic pain or painful bowel movement, or having large blood clots is not normal. Follow the 28–32 days rule – longer or shorter periods require attention. Lower back pain is normal, but if it is severe, you should be concerned. Spotting while not on your period and other changes in regular symptoms definitely need a shout-out.
Menstrual Cycle Tips Menstruation is that time of the month when most women are completely on the edge emotionally and physically. The surge of hormones creates a roller coaster ride that difficult to explain and control. But no two women share a similar experience and even the intensities vary every month for each one.[.....]
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