Menstruation - Surfing the wave!
There are some uncomfortable/painful situations we experience in life where we wish we could have a time-travelling machine handy to either go back in time or push the fast forward button to be relieved or revert the unpleasant actions. Most women can say that their menstruation periods are one of those situations. Preceding the menses is the pre-menstrual syndrome which is a results of a hormonal imbalance. You can read all about it following this Link.
While premenstrual symptoms (PMS) like irritability, anger, depression and mood swings are a monthly trouble for most women, severe PMS can be emotionally debilitating for some.
For ages, many soothing techniques and lifestyle changes have been employed by women to control mood changes, other emotional difficulties and to ease PMS and menstruation discomfort that can cause a lot of stress, anxiety and pain.
Below are few tips to help alleviating PMS, menstruation cramps and discomfort:
The bloating and constipation are a result of water retention and this is usually very uncomfortable. It seems counter intuitive but drinking a lot of fluids will help reduce the water retention. You can drink water or herbal loose-leaf tea like (the Menstruation Soothing Blend). Its goal is to reduce the bloating and the cramps. So, sip away girlfriend.
This is the last thing you want to do, and I get it. But try doing some gentle exercise. It will improve your mood. Try this workout to reduce fatigue and give you a boost of energy. Trust me on this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWy94DriHZ0
In this clinical trial https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5313351/, it was demonstrated that calcium supplements can significantly decrease premenstrual symptoms. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking any medication.
Yes get yourself some of this rosemary baby chocolate, relax and sip some loose leaf tea. This will give your body much needed rest and instantly boost your mood. Spend the time relaxing and reading a book.
Give yourself some grace, your body is going through a lot.
Until next time, stay well!