Today’s our Project Swole women’s health correspondent is prepared to address an important female concern – the period. This is not so much a piece about fitness but is definitely a solid reflection on female health, nutrition, and most of all preventing discomfort.
Menstruation is not a shocking phase for every woman the moment they reach their puberty phase. Happening for 3-7 days, periods are not a funny monthly experience. Besides the discomforts of vaginal bleeding, other factors like hormonal imbalances that result in mood swings, muscle cramps, and dysmenorrhea increase the irritability from this monthly cycle.
Aside from these, some women experience heavier periods, a condition known as menorrhagia. Usually, a woman loses up to 80 mL of blood during menstruation and more than that is considered a heavy one. And one of the reasons it occurs is what is usually consumed at this time.
Here are some of the foods that may cause to have heavier periods, and these should be avoided to lessen the uneasiness brought by menstruation:(more…)