When it's that time of the month and a heavy period interferes with your lifestyle, it's time to take action.
You will need
- Extra sleep
- A record of your periodu2019s intensity and frequency
- A doctor
- A low-fat
- high-fiber diet
Step 1 Get rest Get extra rest if your bleeding is severe and disruptive to your normal schedule or lifestyle.
Step 2 Record information Record the number of pads and tampons you use so your doctor can determine if the amount of bleeding is excessive.
Step 3 Replace aspirin with ibuprofen Avoid aspirin because it interferes with blood clotting. Ibuprofen is often more effective than aspirin in relieving menstrual discomforts.
Step 4 Adjust diet Adjust your diet to lessen the effects of a heavy menstrual cycle. Studies show a low-fat, high-fiber diet reduces menstrual cramping.
Limit your salt intake. Also restrict your caffeine, sugar, and alcohol consumption.
Step 5 Seek medical care Seek medical assistance if bleeding intensifies or is accompanied by excessive pain or unusual discharge.
Did You Know:
Sanitary napkins were first sold commercially in 1895.