Menstrual cycles are something you have to deal with every month and that is not very comfortable at all. There are girls who are blessed enough not to encounter menstrual discomforts every month while some feel pain and other things. Lucky for you, your mother is there to teach something which she got from your grandmother and your female predecessors.
What are the things to avoid during your menstrual cycle? Here are some:
- Do not shave: According to scientists, during your menstrual cycle, oestrogen levels fall dramatically. If you have low oestrogen levels, it makes physical pain hurt more because this is the time the body becomes too sensitive. If you are due for waxing or even shaving, you should move it for when your period is over. If you have an appointment with your dentist, postpone it too.
- Do not watch sad movies: You might find this foolish but you have to believe that it can play a part in menstrual discomfort. You should not be surprised that your emotions are little different when you are on your period. Your hormone levels will drip and romantic or sad movies will only make things worse. These movies can intensify your sensitivity which will make you feel more down. Instead, watch for funny movies.
- Do not be lethargic: Here in Singapore, women with periods are allowed to skip PE or gym classes because they think that it can do harm. The truth is it does not. If you are being lethargic, all the more you can think of the pain and discomfort. Experts are recommending women to do physical activities during their menstrual cycle as it helps with anxiety and cramps.
- Do not consume dairy products: Dairy products are not best when you have your menstruation because they contain arachidonic acid. This acid can result to more cramping in your lower abdomen.
- Do not eat foods high in salt: Whether it is your menstrual cycle or not, experts are discouraging people to eat foods high in salt or in sodium. Remember that increased consumption of sodium can lead to bloating, cramps and fluid retention which are not helpful during your menstrual periods.
- Do not let the protection stay longer: Tampons are important during these days and some claim that you can use it for eight hours straight. No matter the case, you have to frequently change tampons every three to four hours. This will limit the discomfort plus it can prevent the development of bacteria resulting to that foul odor you know so well.