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All About Period Health

Updated: May 20


Period Health

Your body is a precious gift, a pillar of strength and resilience, and it deserves to be treated with the utmost love and respect. As you go through your menstrual cycle, you must listen to your body, fulfil its needs, and prioritise self-care above all else.


These tips are not just practical suggestions – they are gentle reminders to cherish and nurture your body like the priceless treasure it is.


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The start of menstruation can be a tough time for young girls. They may feel hesitant to confide in their mothers or other trusted adults about their experiences, unsure of what to expect or how to manage the changes happening within their bodies.


In this article, we’ll first address the sensitivity of menstruation for young girls, and the importance of hygiene and then look at some tips.


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Addressing the sensitivity of menstruation for young girls


Tips to manage periods

Menstruation, or periods, is a natural and inevitable part of a woman's life journey. One of the most important aspects to address is hygiene practices during menstruation.


While textbooks and educational resources may provide theoretical knowledge, young girls may still feel uncertain about the practicalities and proper hygiene practices.


So, we must create a supportive environment where young girls feel comfortable discussing their menstrual experiences and seeking guidance when needed.


Encouraging open communication and reassuring them that it's okay to talk about their feelings and concerns can help them.


From understanding the importance of changing pads regularly to discussing the use of menstrual products like tampons or menstrual cups, by providing information and assistance we can help them navigate this aspect of their lives with confidence.


If a girl takes care of her body in the early stages of her menstruation cycle, her body will be healthy stepping into adulthood.


So, if you are a mother with a daughter, or even a grandmother, an aunt, a sister, or a friend, make sure that the girl you care about dearly is aware of the hygiene practices during this period.



Importance of menstrual hygiene


  • Health and Hygiene: Proper menstrual hygiene practices are crucial for maintaining overall health and hygiene. It helps prevent infections, rashes, and other menstrual-related health issues.


  • Prevention of Infections: Poor menstrual hygiene can lead to various infections like bacterial vaginosis, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and reproductive tract infections (RTIs). Cleanliness during menstruation reduces the risk of such infections.


  • Comfort and Confidence: Maintaining good menstrual hygiene ensures comfort during menstruation, allowing individuals to carry out their daily activities with confidence and without discomfort.


  • Social and Psychological Well-being: Proper menstrual hygiene contributes to a positive menstrual experience, reducing stress and anxiety associated with menstruation. It promotes a sense of well-being and helps in breaking menstrual taboos.

  • Prevention of Odour: Maintaining menstrual hygiene helps prevent unpleasant odours associated with menstruation, promoting a sense of freshness and cleanliness.


  • Prevention of Stigma and Discrimination: Good menstrual hygiene practices help in challenging societal stigma and discrimination associated with menstruation. It promotes acceptance and normalises discussions around menstrual health.


  • Prevention of Leakage and Stains: Proper menstrual hygiene, including using appropriate menstrual products and changing them regularly, helps prevent leakage and stains, thereby maintaining personal hygiene and cleanliness.


  • Prevention of Skin Irritation: Poor menstrual hygiene can lead to skin irritation and rashes due to prolonged exposure to menstrual blood. Cleanliness and regular changing of menstrual products help prevent such skin issues.


  • Promotion of Reproductive Health: Good menstrual hygiene practices are essential for promoting reproductive health by reducing the risk of infections that could affect fertility and reproductive organs.


  • Environmental Impact: Opting for eco-friendly menstrual products and proper disposal methods contributes to environmental sustainability, reducing the environmental impact of menstrual waste on landfills and water bodies.


Tips to effectively manage periods:


Tips to manage periods


Tip 1: Changing Sanitary Pads Every 4-6 Hours


Some might think a sanitary pad can go the distance all day long. Nope, not true! Whether your pad is full or not, make it a habit to change it regularly.


Sweating during your period in the pubic area increases the chances of microbial mischief. That's why changing pads frequently is a golden rule.


Tip 2: Bathing Beauties: Clearing Up Misconceptions


Now, let's talk about bathing – a little self-care goes a long way! While it's perfectly okay to skip a Sunday bath (I mean, it's a holiday, right?), when your period arrives, it's time to rethink that strategy.


The increased activity of your sweat and oil glands calls for a little extra attention to hygiene.


Tip 3: Regulating exercise during menstruation


We all see many sanitary pad advertisements saying you can run, jump and do all kinds of physical activities during periods. We should not stop ourselves from doing any of that, but if you have an option, let your body relax.


Once in a while, doing physical exercise will not harm, but vigorous exercising during every period might be too much for the body to take.


Tip 4: Choose the right menstrual products


Experiment with different menstrual products, such as pads, tampons, menstrual cups, or period underwear, to find the ones that work best for you. Consider factors like comfort, absorbency, and environmental impact when selecting menstrual products.



Tip 5: Use heat therapy


Applying heat to your lower abdomen or lower back can help relax cramped muscles and alleviate menstrual pain. Use a heating pad, or hot water bottle, or take a warm bath to ease discomfort during your period.


Tip 6: Stay hydrated


Drinking plenty of water during your period can help alleviate bloating and reduce water retention. Aim to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water per day to stay hydrated and comfortable.



Tip 7: Track your cycle


Keeping track of your menstrual cycle can help you anticipate when your period will start and prepare accordingly. Use a period tracking app or a calendar to note the start and end dates of your periods, as well as any symptoms or changes you experience.



Tip 8: Eat nutritious food


Consuming a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can help manage period symptoms like fatigue and mood swings. Avoiding excessive caffeine, sugar, and processed foods may also help reduce bloating and cramping.



Tip 9: Practice relaxation techniques


Stress can increase period symptoms, so adding relaxation techniques like deep breathing, meditation, or mindfulness can help manage stress levels and promote relaxation during your period.



Tip 10: Always be prepared


At last, we’ll talk about a crucial part of your period survival kit- the emergency sanitary pad. Always carry your sanitary pad.


Keep a period kit stocked with essential items like pads, tampons, pain relievers, and spare underwear in your bag or purse so that you're always prepared for unexpected period emergencies.


These tips will help you feel better during those tough days by providing comfort and support.

Conclusion:


And finally, I would say your body is a precious gift, deserving of love, care, and respect throughout your menstrual cycle. As you start this journey, remember to listen to your body's needs and prioritise self-care above all else.


By embracing good menstrual hygiene, practising relaxation techniques, making mindful choices about diet and exercise, and seeking natural remedies for discomfort, you affirm your commitment to self-love and well-being.


Together, let's empower ourselves and the special girls in our lives to navigate menstruation with confidence, knowledge, and compassion.


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shefali Pareek
shefali Pareek
May 02, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Thanks for sharing this important information, knowingly unknowingly we do such mistakes whther in foods or hygiene that can cause problems and infections, thanks for teaching us all that was absolutely everything about periods!

its good to see when such articles are up on sites to teach individual where most of people just skip talking about it! Thanks.. your efforts are just wonderful 💛

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ARNA GOSWAMI
ARNA GOSWAMI
May 02, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Di I really get unbearable cramps on my 1st day and the 2nd day I get heavy flow with cramps and I feel so uncomfortable with all of these .....pls help me❤️

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Pragati Bhardwaj
Pragati Bhardwaj
May 03, 2023
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1-take hot shower

2-Drink luck wArm water

3- try cinnamon

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Kamlesh Bisht
Kamlesh Bisht
May 01, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Great info

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Sandhya Rani
Sandhya Rani
May 01, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Very very informative article..i faced the issue of heavy bleeding and that's why I face the problem of anemia.. doctor suggested iron tablets but I think I have allergy of iron tablets... whenever I took iron tablets I had to face severe stomach pain...now i switch to menstrual cup...it give me relief in case of changing pads every hour...for anemia i will purchase iron utensils and also consume iron rich food..

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Muskan Dangi
Muskan Dangi
May 01, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.
This is information that is useful for every girls 😍🥰
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