Each woman experiences menstruation in a different way, and generally, at some point in her life, she experiences the annoying cramps that appear during those days. The good news is that we can attack them, following some of the advice that we give you in #TuSaludIntima .
Why do we feel pain with menstruation?
During the menstrual period, the uterus contracts generating those movements that facilitate the detachment of its walls (the endometrium), which comes out through the vagina accompanied by blood, which we know as menstrual bleeding.
Most women feel these cramps as a throbbing pain in the lower abdomen, which can start a few days before the menstrual period arrives and sometimes lasts for a few more days.
Not all women feel pain with menstruation , however, it is something normal that is derived from the proper functioning of our body. Consequently, menstrual cramps can cause anything from mild discomfort to severe pain in the lower abdomen, back, or thighs. In general, they tend to be worse during the first days of the period, when the flow is heaviest. And it is also possible that you feel headaches, diarrhea or constipation, nausea, dizziness or even some may witness fainting during those days.
Write down these 10 tips to forget about menstrual cramps
- Apply heat to the abdomen , lower abdomen, and lower back with a heating pad, hot water bottle, or warm water compress, and relax for a few minutes.
- Take a warm shower , or better yet, a hot soaking bath that also works by applying heat to your belly and lower back area.
- Exercise regularly.
- Reduce the consumption of salt , which can inflame you more than necessary for those days.
- Eat foods that are naturally anti-inflammatory such as turmeric and ginseng, which are excellent anti-inflammatory.
- Masturbation and orgasm can be a fabulous tool to reduce menstrual pain and shorten bleeding days, because during orgasm the uterus contracts and encourages blood to come out faster. And endorphins are released, hormones considered an effective natural analgesic.
- Rest more during those days: sometimes we demand more than necessary and our body asks us for a break.
- The use of hormonal contraceptives (such as the pill, birth control patches, vaginal rings, the implant, and the hormonal IUD) tends to regularize your periods, lessening their symptoms.
- Take infusions of chamomile or cinnamon , effective against muscle spasms, menstrual pain and colic thanks to its analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic action.
- Turn to over-the-counter medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or pain relievers (such as acetaminophen). Remember to consult your doctor beforehand and follow all the indications on the label.
The essentials during menstruation:
It varies between sanitary pads, the menstrual cup, and tampons , according to the amount of bleeding. For example, sanitary napkins are a good option at night, tampons and menstrual cups during the day. It all depends on your preference and the amount of bleeding.
Take care of cleaning your genitals without using soap : we always recommend using the #Zenzsual cleansing foam that protects it from infections, thanks to its components such as organic cranberry extract, Lactic acid, Sodium lactate, hyaluronic acid, chamomile extract, among other beneficial ingredients.
It is an intimate cleansing foam that facilitates the daily cleaning of your intimate area and helps you keep your vulva healthy and odor-free. It does not contain soap, it is vegan, super moisturizing, it neutralizes odors, it has an acidic pH (5.0) especially for the intimate area. In addition, it is biocompatible and biodegradable. It does not contain glycerin or paraffin, helps prevent urinary tract infections by bacteria and is not a GMO product (genetically modified organisms).
Do not forget to use a quality intimate gel daily to hydrate and take care of the pH balance of your genitals, which can vary during those days and tends to dry out after menstruation. The one from #Zenzsual, unlike most on the market, contains hyaluronic acid that hydrates and regenerates your tissues to keep them in tune and away from infections.
- If you have heavy bleeding and very painful periods, you should consult a gynecologist, as it can represent a symptom of diseases such as endometriosis, which can only be ruled out by a specialist doctor.
Remember that through our social networks @tusaludintima @doctoraklarasenior @tu_ginecologa and on our YouTube channel "TuSaludIntima" and our live shows, you can count on us to answer any questions that arise about your female health and sexuality. And don't stop taking advantage of the benefits of Zenzsual products .