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Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Period

Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 02:25 PM

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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