Five Simple Tips That Make That Time of the Month a Little Easier
If you have premenstrual syndrome (PMS), or cramps, you know that every month several days are disrupted with discomfort, moodiness, and the feeling that you’d like to eat a buffet of carbohydrates. These symptoms can be even worse if you suffer from heavy periods, or abnormal uterine bleeding. It’s no fun to know that you’re going to feel bad a few days every month, so, we’ve devised some organic and simple ways to make you feel better.
- Have a designated mini wardrobe of clothes for those days when you’re bloated, and not feeling your best. We tend to choose the most blah thing in our closet when we’re feeling bad, but that’s a mistake. Look for clothes that are accommodating, but pretty, and comfortable. Think colorful tunics, luxe cashmere sweaters, shift dresses, and leggings. Not only will it make you feel better to have clothing that doesn’t constrict a tender abdomen, but you’ll look better, and that will make you feel better.
- That time of the month brings out the inner-sloth in all of us, but getting exercise, even just a gentle walk, or doing some gentle yoga poses, or if possible, a full-on workout, can really help the discomfort that comes along with your menstrual cycle. “The more active you are [overall] and more regular you are with your activity, the better your periods end up being—less cramping, less heavy flow,” explains Stacy Sims, PhD, an exercise physiologist for USA Cycling Women’s Track Endurance Program and co-founder of Osmo Nutrition. (1)
- Stock up on fun, but healthy foods. We know how hard it is to stay away from the chip aisle, to walk away from the chocolate, but here are some healthier choices that just might calm your cravings. http://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/pms-foods-to-avoid
- Be nice to yourself. Have some pre-made dinners in the freezer for when you don’t feel like cooking. Allow yourself to binge-watch a great tv show. Take a long, hot bath. Give yourself an inexpensive non-food related treat—a few magazines, a manicure, some warm fuzzy socks. The important thing is to remember that while your period may not be nice to you, you can be nice to you.
- Let those closest to you know that you’re having your period, and not feeling your best. This can allow those who care about you to give you some extra support.
There are many reasons you might have heavy periods. If you suspect your heavy bleeding could be caused by fibroids, and/or polyps, ask your doctor about the MyoSure tissue removal system, a simple procedure that removes fibroids and polyps, while retaining fertility.This may be an ideal treatment option if your heavy bleeding is due to fibroids, and or polyps, because it can reduce the kind of heavy bleeding caused by fibroids or polyps, while retaining a fully functional uterus.
If you are finished with child bearing, the NovaSure procedure may be the right option for you. NovaSure endometrial ablation, is a simple, one-time, five minute procedure that can reduce or stop menstrual bleeding. It works by permanently removing the endometrium, or the lining of the uterus (the part that causes the bleeding).
Please visit Changethecycle.com to learn about the risks and benefits associated with each procedure.
Having difficult periods is a challenge, but with some planning, you can make that time of the month easier, and more comfortable.
- Posted by holx-admin
- On January 7, 2016