In addition to what common sense tells us, there are some things that will simply protect us from unnecessary harm during these most sensitive days of the month:
1. Do not shave.
During menstruation, estrogen levels decrease in the female body, due to which any physical pain is felt much stronger as the body becomes more sensitive.
Therefore, waxing or shugaring can be very painful. For the same reason, these days it is advised to avoid going to the dentist.
2. Do not watch sad and romantic movies.
It is no secret that during menstruation, women have very changeable emotions and mood. Sometimes you may not even recognize yourself. The level of hormones in the imbalance, and the body is trying to adapt to this, and the brain does not know how to respond.
Various soap operas - the right recipe for disaster. They increase your level of sensitivity. Better in this period to watch comedies.
3. Be more active.
In school, many girls are allowed to skip physical education classes when they have critical days.But scientists advise the opposite - to increase activity in this period. This will help fight pain, anxiety and mood swings.
4. Avoid dairy products.
Although calcium is useful during menstruation, milk is not useful. Products such as milk, yogurt and cheese contain arachidonic acid, which can provoke even more abdominal pain.
5. Change your hygiene products frequently.
It may be on packaging with tampons or pads and it is written that they can be used up to 8 hours, it is important to change them every 3-4 hours. This reduces discomfort and prevents the development of bacteria that create an unpleasant odor.
Too long use of the same tampon or pads can lead to toxic shock syndrome due to staph bacteria.
6. Avoid salty foods.
A large amount of salt will lead to fluid retention, bloating and more severe pain.
7. Do not think that the calories during the month can not be considered.
It is true that women can gain a few extra pounds during menstruation due to fluid retention in the body. But as soon as the critical days pass, the weight returns to normal.But if you allowed yourself extra calories during this period, then they will remain with you.