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Oops!!!! That Five Days

Hey my lovely girls, from the title, you will get an idea about today’s blog. That five days in every girl’s life is a bit hectic but necessary too. From the age of 11-12 years till around 50 we all ladies have to face it.

 Some have normal menses, some have dysmenorrhea – that is – pain, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, mood swings and we deal with it. Kudos to us, it is not easy to maintain routine life while you are draining out around 80-100 ml of blood from your body. 

 Hey girls, during these days, our body loses lots of blood, so keep yourself hydrated. Drink lots of water. Increase liquid intake – drink coconut water, sugarcane juice. Jaggery and sugarcane have plenty of iron, which helps to increase the hemoglobin levels in the body. 

 Eat a banana, which helps to relieve abdominal cramps. Try to eat hot food, hot coffee, and sweets, which help to balance hormonal levels. Include yellow-orange fruits, green leafy vegetables – Spinach and Drumstick leaves are a rich source of iron, so include it in your daily diet, which increases hemoglobin level and helps to recover blood loss. If you feel nauseated, eat Parle G biscuits on an empty stomach as you get up in the morning

Give hot fomentation on the lower abdomen and lower back which will increase blood flow to the uterus and help to relieve pain. If you have severe pain, which is unbearable, take antispasmodic, but definitely after consulting your gynaecologist.

Avoid heavy exercise, but you can do light, floor exercise. Take rest as much as you can, but official leave is a different issue, which is a trending argument right now. I don’t want to go into that.

Mood swings are a major issue faced during this period, which is normal. Keep yourself busy with listening to music or reading books, which takes us to a different world. Avoid talking with controversial people, as there are fewer chances of clashes.

Most of the female craves for sour food or sweets, due to hormonal changes, which is completely normal. Pamper yourself with it.

Last but not least, change your sanitary napkins every 4-6 hourly and maintain hygiene. Do not forget it in your busy schedule. And dispose of it in a proper way too.

It’s time to take your leave now and will meet tomorrow, as it’s our 7 days non-stop blogs run and 5 more days are remaining. There is something special in tomorrow’s blog, do read it.

Loads of love. Stay healthy, stay safe

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