If you are finding that your period has become a total mission, chances are you are not alone. So why are period problems more of an issue for some than others? The most common period problems are: Heavy periods, Painful periods and Irregular periods. The great news is that while they may seem like the end of the world now, problems with your period can have some easy solutions.
Read on for the most common period problems, what parts of your life could be causing them and our super secret tips and tricks to making that time of the month easy peasy.
- Heavy periods - Are you bleeding for more than eight days a month? You may be experiencing heavy periods, or menorrhagia as doctors would call it. One of the ways to fix is it to take more vitamins from fresh fruits and veg. Taking the pill can also help you be more 'regular.'
- Painful periods - a tough part of periods has got to be the pain. But some girls have it a lot worse than others. The culprit behind this pain is the hormone 'prostaglandins' that makes your uterus bunch up during childbirth. It sadly isn't just during childbirth, thus period pains. You could get stomach cramps, headaches, nausea, vomiting, back ache or even giddiness. You can use over-the-counter pain killers, but exercise and hot water bottles also help.
- Irregular Periods - About a third of all girls will find that their period isn't exactly on time at some point even if they did keep a calendar. This can be caused by hormonal imbalances that can happen early on in puberty or by even stress. But there are some STIs that can make periods irregular.
For most of these problems, a good diet, exercise, and relaxation can help. However, if they keep on coming and seem unbearable, talk to your bestie and try to schedule a visit with the doctor.
The advice provided in this material is general in nature and is not intended as medical advice. If you need medical advice, please consult your health care professional.