Heavy, irregular and painful period cramps

Heavy, irregular and painful period cramps

Period problems

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 eggheads would call it. But worry not! We all experience heavy flow once in a while. Keep some super-absorbent pads like Kotex® Overnight Pads handy so you can stay comfortable all day and night, even during sudden gushes. One of the ways to overcome heavy periods is to take more vitamins from fresh fruits and vegetables. Taking the pill can also help you be more 'regular.'

Painful periods

The worst thing about 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 child birth. It sadly doesn't have the courtesy of keeping that to child birth, thus period pains. You could get stomach cramps, headaches, nausea, vomiting, back ache or even giddiness. Over-the-counter pain killers can ease the pain, 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 sexually transmitted infections 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.

Source disclaimer: Article is adapted from original article source U by Kotex – Australia