Period hacks: Top 5 tips for a comfortable period
Cramps, weakness, and a bloated tummy? Don’t worry. We have some easy tips for you to deal with that time of the month.
1) KEEP WARM
Heat compressions over the cramped areas help increase blood flow there and ease-out the pain. More so, due to blood loss, the body temperature lowers, making you feel weaker. So, stay warm and cover up!
2) LIMIT COFFEE & ALCOHOL
Caffeine and alcohol increase oestrogen levels in the body, which can give you more painful and prolonged cramps. Replace it with a hot cup of green tea, which is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents.
3) TAKE MORE IRON
Women experience significant blood loss during their monthly period, which can lead to fatigue and a loss of strength. Compensate for it by taking iron supplements with your daily diet; better if you follow this throughout the month.
4) MAINTAIN HYGYIENE
This goes without saying, but changing your pads often is very crucial, no matter how light your flow is. Trapped moisture provides breeding grounds for bacteria, leading to foul odours and eventual infections.
5) STAY HYDRATED
When feeling bloated, drinking more water might seem counterintuitive. However, it helps regulate kidney function and flush out excess water retained by the body.