What should and should not be done during menstruation: what is the truth and what are the myths?

Menstruation can be a challenging part of a woman's daily life. In addition to mood swings and abdominal cramps, we are much more sensitive to increased chest sensitivity, bloating, nausea, and other unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms.

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There are many myths and misconceptions about what a woman can and can not do during her period, but only a few are true.

What to do and what not to do during the period of menstruation

1. You can not take a bath: myth

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Contrary to popular belief, not only is a bath not contraindicated, but it is even recommended during the period of menstruation! Indeed, it can help relieve pain and relax muscles. A bath should be avoided only in case of heavy bleeding and when the person is suffering from cysts, leiomyoma or other similar disorders.

2. You can not eat certain foods: true

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It is recommended that certain foods be avoided during menstruation because they may exacerbate symptoms.

We find in particular:

  • Coffee ;
  • dairy products ;
  • fatty and spicy foods;
  • sweets and other products rich in sugar.

3. You can not play sports: myth

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    As with baths, exercise can help with menstrual periods, especially when it comes to relieving painful cramps. That said, it is better to forget bodybuilding and intense training during this period.

    4. You can not submit to medical tests: true

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    During menstruation, the blood composition of the woman undergoes certain changes (the rate of sedimentation increases, the rate of hemoglobin decreases, etc ...). As a result, the results of blood tests performed during this period may be altered. In general, blood samples during menstruation are not forbidden but if you want to obtain more accurate results, it is recommended to take them in the middle of the cycle.

    5. You can not swim: myth

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    As mentioned earlier, physical activity can help relieve painful and unpleasant sensations during the period of menstruation. Swimming is an excellent option. Of course, do not forget to follow basic hygiene rules: tampons are the most effective and practical when you swim.

    6. You should not feel pain for more than 3 days: true

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    Spasms during menstruation are a normal phenomenon, but if you suffer from abdominal pain for more than 2 to 3 days, it is important to consult a doctor.

    We hope that this information will help you to better understand what is happening during this period and especially to manage in the best possible way the situation that we all endure each month.

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