Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Period

Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 02:19 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Menstruation is a cyclic occurrence in a woman’s body, which starts at the time of puberty, and continues until menopause. Some girls begin to have their period as young as eight, while others could be as old as 15 or 16.The average age is between 12 and 13. By the time a girl is 16, she should start getting regular evaluations done by her gynecologist, who can advise her on ways to lighten her period.

It is essential for young girls to understand various complications that come with starting their period, and how to handle them effectively. Here are a number of ways in which women can improve their period tremendously:

1.
Preparation: Girls as young as eight should be given proper guidance and advice about starting their period.  It is important for them to understand the whole ovulation process. Having misconceptions about the process can misleed them into thinking things that aren't factual. It is a good idea to have a talk with them and explain the proper physical and emotional significance of this new development, as well as how to deal with it. This helps them take better care of themselves.

2.
Talking: Girls who have just started their period should talk to a parent or a teacher about their emotional as well as physical discomfort, because they may be able to help them and offer emotional support. Girls may be emotional and physically tired after starting their period, and may find it nice to have someone to open up to.

3.
Dysmenorrhea: Girls suffering from dysmenorrhea, or reduced bleeding during periods, can be given a variety of medications that can help lighten their period flow and reduce muscular cramps. Taking a light dose of oral contraceptives prescribed by a doctor can also make the transition easier. Oral contraceptives ensure reduced production of prostaglandins, which cause cramps and abdominal pain.

4.
Excessive bleeding: Girls with heavy bleeding during their period can reduce it by taking prescribed medications. There are also certain natural cures and remedies like papaya or ginseng.

5.
Irregular bleeding: Many girls suffer from irregular bleeding. Although this is very common among younger girls, it generally becomes stabilized as they grow older. With the help of natural as well as dietary supplements like ginko biloba, it is now very easy to lengthen or shorten the period and ensure a safe menstrual cycle.
 
With this basic knowledge of their period, girls can become better equipped to handle it.

© Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink

PLEASE NOTE: All information presented on Newsmax.com is for informational purposes only. It is not specific medical advice for any individual. All answers to reader questions are provided for informational purposes only. All information presented on our websites should not be construed as medical consultation or instruction. You should take no action solely on the basis of this publication’s contents. Readers are advised to consult a health professional about any issue regarding their health and well-being. While the information found on our websites is believed to be sensible and accurate based on the author’s best judgment, readers who fail to seek counsel from appropriate health professionals assume risk of any potential ill effects. The opinions expressed in Newsmaxhealth.com and Newsmax.com do not necessarily reflect those of Newsmax Media. Please note that this advice is generic and not specific to any individual. You should consult with your doctor before undertaking any medical or nutritional course of action.

Keeping you up to speed on Lifestyle, health, and money-saving tips
 
 
Get me on Fast Features
Keeping you up to speed on Lifestyle, health, and money-saving tips
 
Follow Newsmax
You May Also Like

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved