Period pain affects around forty percent of adult menstruating women, and it is a well-known fact that it affects our concentration at home, school or work. Some of us may have to take days off from school or work as a result of the agonizing pain.
Figures show that period pain affects eighty percent of menstruating women and it is estimated that as many as sixty percents of women will attend their GP at some time in their lives with period problems.
Ways of reducing period problems
Bloating felt in in a woman’s abdomen and seen on their feet. Water retention causes this problem in about three-quarters of women of childbearing age. You can find one solution in dandelion roots. This pesky weed has many benefits, and this is one of its purposes, to act as a diuretic.
Negative ions help to control the function of the autonomic nervous system. By regulating your autonomic nerves, it helps in normalizing the release of prostaglandins during menstruation. Prostaglandins cause contractions of our uterus muscles. With normal levels of prostaglandins being released, our uterus muscles will also contract normally, hence relieving us from period pains. Therefore, negative ions help to tackle the cause of period pains, rather than just the symptoms.
Cramps are one of the most annoying aspects of menstruation. Some very lucky women never have the problem, but most of us do. It can range from mild to severe, and if it is the latter you will need your doctor’s help. You can use home remedies. Cramp bark is one of the best, as is Willow. However, if you are allergic to aspirin, do not take willow as it has the same constituent.
Vitamin C and iron foods
Every month we lose a lot of iron when we shed the lining of the uterus. That is why most women’s vitamins contain the mineral. If you do not want to take a tablet, you can get iron from many foods, including beef, nuts, and spinach. The main symptom of iron deficiency is fatigue, so if you are a little more tired than usual, time for some iron.
Before taking any new supplements, it is a good idea to discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist. This will help you avoid side effects and drug/herb interactions. Make sure the doctor knows about any medical conditions, medications or supplements you already use.