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What is menstruation?
The period or menstruation is a detachment of the lining of the uterus at the end of the menstrual cycle. Every 28 days our body starts a process of preparation of a possible pregnancy if it doesn’t occur the fertilisation every month there is a bleeding to remove the lining of the uterus.
This bleeding is composed by:
- The not fertilised egg
- The blood.
Not everything starts at the moment that appears the menstruations. Days before that everything happens women start to suffer from pre-menstrual symptoms:
- Mood changes
The menarche or first menstruation normally comes at the age of 13. It indicates the beginning of a fertile life of the woman and the possibility to get pregnant.
It lasts between 3 or 5 days, on those days your energy is very low. But keep in mind that this situation can change.
Did you know that if you take a healthy lifestyle you can make your menstruation easier to take?
The following tips will help you lighten the load:
For example nuts contain magnesium, it allows to relax the muscles of the uterus during the menstruation and the pain can be reduced.
Eating low fat foods
The oestrogen produced by fat makes the pain stronger, so you should consider to intake foods that contain fat.
Loosing blood is the equivalent of losing iron, and that’s a problem. The haemoglobin created by the iron is in charge to take oxygen to the body. Without oxygen your body will be more tired. Some foods like clams, whole grains or spinaches will give you a big amount of iron and energy.
We know that it is the last thing you want to do when you have your period. But the endorphins that every sport releases you will see that your attitude and humour will get better. A walk can help to feel much better.
Liquids are very important
Drinking a lot of liquids is vital during the menstruation. During your period there is a chance you suffer some liquid retention. Unlike to what many people think drinking liquids allows fighting against the retention and what the menstrual pain will be less strong.
The benefits of having a good warm shower are endless, it relaxes the muscles of the body, the warm acts like a pain reliever in many nervous terminations, also reduces the muscular pain…
Now you know how to control your period and don’t allow that the period controls you. Even if you have to suffer it every month, these tips will make it a lot easier and not that painful as before!
Let’s put them into practice!