How To Deal With The Most Common Menstrual Problems

Menstrual Problems

PMS? Don’t even get women started! When it comes to menstruation, there are plenty of problems that we, women, would love to whine about. But sadly, whining will not put a stop to the bloating, cramping and heavy bleeding that we feel.

But did you know that there are effective ways to deal with the most common menstrual problems? Here are some of them:

Problem #1: Heavy Bleeding

Heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia can prevent you from doing your regular activities. According to studies, this menstrual problem is brought about by a deficiency of vitamin A.
How to deal:
Take a good multivitamin that contains vitamins A, K, E, and Zinc. Vitamin B complex may also be helpful. It has also been noted that eating spicy foods can help reduce menstrual bleeding. Lastly, it is advised that you reduce your sugar intake.

Problem #2: Menstrual Cramps

Most menstrual cramps last for hours and even for days. Oftentimes, the pain will go away after taking painkillers.
How to deal:
To manage normal cramps (those that go away after taking medications), take magnesium and calcium supplements. Another great idea is to exercise regularly as this can regulate your hormone system and can lead to an increase in blood circulation and muscle relaxation. If the pain is not relieved by painkillers, consult a doctor.

Problem #3: Spotting

When you take low-dose birth control pills, you are at risk of spotting. Another reason why spotting takes place is the presence of polyps which are normal tissue overgrowth caused by high estrogen levels.
How to deal:
If you are on the pill, you can switch to a higher-dose pill to minimize spotting. If you are not on the pill, it is best that you pay a visit to your doctor to check for polyps and if you do have them, they can be removed and collected to check for malignancies.

Problem #4: Irregular Cycles

If you are having irregular cycles, you may be experiencing a symptom of perimenopause which happens 5 years before menopause. But if you are too young for that, it may be caused by severe weight gain or loss or stress.
How to deal:
Pay a visit to your doctor. If it is perimenopause, you will be advised to exercise regularly or sleep in a cold room. If it is a hormone problem, the doctor might suggest either hormone therapy or low dose birth control pills.

Problem #5: No Period

If you have missed three consecutive periods, then you have amenorrhea. The two most common causes would be pregnancy or menopause. But it can also be a side effect of extreme weight loss, illness, overexercising or stress.
How to deal:
Consulting with a doctor is highly recommended if you have amenorrhea. Other preventative steps that you can take include eating a balanced diet, avoid excessive alcohol consumption and cigarette use and to make time for rest.

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