Unfortunately, the changes a girl's body goes through during the teen years can result in menstrual difficulties. Most of the time, these problems disappear with maturity; but in the meantime, you'll need some coping mechanisms. Here is a few common period problems and how to deal with them. Heavy Bleeding Really heavy menstrual bleeding (medically known as menorrhagia) can affect your social and academic life. You may find that you simply can't do things with friends or family because your bleeding is so profuse. To make things even worse, sometimes these heavy periods can go on for days and days. To help manage this kind of bleeding, here are some tips: Take a good multi-vitamin that is high in Vitamin A and Vitamin K. It should also include Vitamin E and zinc, as these are important for the metabolism of Vitamin A. Sources report that girls who experience heavy periods are often deficient in Vitamin A. Vitamin K is important for blood clotting. If you like spicy foods, up the … [Read more...]
Fighting the PMS Monster!
There is nothing worse than being a woman going through PMS…or being WITH a woman going through PMS! LOL!!! PMS affects 80 to 90 percent of menstruating women. It is more than just the humorous "mood swing" joked about. PMS has serious symptoms including headaches, back pain, swollen and tender breasts, increased anxiety, bloating, acne breakouts, fatigue, food cravings, and more. It can be a very trying period of time for us as women, our husbands and kids too! Thankfully, there are things we can do and not do that will help this gift from Eve not be quite as bad! LOL! Things that Make PMS Worse Caffeine Salt Artificial sweeteners Processed foods Hydrogenated fats Stress Helps for PMS A veggie based diet…especially dark green ones. Exercise For cramps try, ibuprofen or Aleve. Massage B vitamins Get your daily dose of iron Drink Cranberry juice Calcium supplements Rest Being involved in a regular fitness routine Sadly, there is no … [Read more...]