As you get older, there is a chance that your periods can become more uncomfortable and heavy. With this in mind, here are some ways that you can take control and manage your periods.
If you are not a fan of taking painkillers, there is a chance that you are suffering a lot more than you have to. However, there are natural alternatives that you can take to help you manage the pain. Things such as cbd oil can help reduce inflammation and provide pain relief. There are many options available when it comes to managing the pain, you will have to try some different things to help you discover which ones work best for you. Everyone is different, and what works for your friend might not work for you so don’t lose heart if you need to try a few things before you find the right one.
Using pads and tampons are great ways to manage your flow. However, when you are using pads all the time, they can add up and end up in a landfill. Using a reusable pad or cup can help reduce the amount of rubbish that goes to the landfill. Also, reusable pads do not have any chemicals and can be washed in delicate washing powders so that they don’t irritate your skin. You can make them yourself or there are plenty of options available online. Using a cup takes some practice but it can be a great alternative to using tampons as you won’t risk your health with toxic shock syndrome..
When your period is coming, you might find yourself reaching for unhealthy snacks as your body craves certain minerals and salts. Having a good diet can help with many aspects of your period, including the pain. If you eat a good diet, the effects that your period will have on your body will not be as severe. A good diet with plenty of vegetables, fruit, and water can make a huge difference in your overall health, not just your period. Try to eat a varied diet and avoid sweets when you can.
The last thing that you might want to do when your period starts is to exercise but it can do you the world of good. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins which can help with pain relief and lighten your mood. However, you shouldn’t wait until your period arrives to start exercising. The more active you are, the less your period will impact your day. Choose an exercise that you are happy to commit some time to every day such as yoga or walking. Yoga is also great for your mental health as well as your body. Try out a few different things by searching YouTube to find some different exercises.
These are some of the most basic things that you can do to help your overall health and the impact that your period can have on your life. Try some of them out and see how they can help you.