Oh no! Its time of the month again. We go head on and endure the pain that comes with the disposable of our uterine line. But some may not be able to bare the pain at all because it is just too much to handle. Period pain has different stages of pain – mild throbbing and pre-labor pain, right? On top of that, tender breast, monstrous mood swings and back aches, goodness, you start questioning and wishing you were a man! Don’t worry, we are here today to see how we can avoid gender transition, sticking to being a women and go through the time of the month gracefully – at the same time keeping the people around us safe from our mood swings!
You go through this every month but do you know what actually happens down there? During your menstrual period, the uterus contracts to aid in the expelling of its lining. The “thing” that is responsible for the pain is a hormonelike substance called prostaglandin. The prostaglandin is involved in pain and inflammation trigger the uterine muscle contractions. So, the higher the level of prostaglandins, the more-severe the menstrual cramps!
But there are a few other factors contributing to menstrual cramps. Menstrual cramps can also be caused by:
- Endometriosis. The tissue that lines your uterus becomes implanted outside your uterus, most commonly on your fallopian tubes, ovaries or the tissue lining your pelvis.
- Uterine fibroids. These noncancerous growths in the wall of the uterus can cause pain.
- Adenomyosis. The tissue that lines your uterus begins to grow into the muscular walls of the uterus.
- Pelvic inflammatory disease. This infection of the female reproductive organs is usually caused by sexually transmitted bacteria.
- Cervical stenosis. In some women, the opening of the cervix is small enough to impede menstrual flow, causing a painful increase of pressure within the uterus.
Some other factors that you might be at risk of menstrual cramps if:
- You’re younger than age 30
- You started puberty early, at age 11 or younger
- You bleed heavily during periods (menorrhagia)
- You have irregular menstrual bleeding (metrorrhagia)
- You have a family history of menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea)
- You smoke
Fortunately, this can be overcome, not totally, but at least, to tone down the heat.
1. Supplement Yourself with Shaklee OsteMatrix and GLA Complex Combo
Take OsteMatrix which contains calcium and magnesium throughout the month, as these nutrients work in concert to aid muscle relaxation. Hence, elevating your mood and keeping you happy! You should aim for a total of about 1000mg of calcium daily, and up to 500mg of magnesium daily. GLA Complex can help you regulate your menstrual cycle, as well as reduce PMS and increase fertility.
2. Try a Tea
Raspberry leaf is considered to be a mild uterine tonic. Try a cup of raspberry leaf tea each day throughout the month. Keep in mind you are looking for the herbal tea, not raspberry-flavored black tea! If you can’t look for raspberry leaf tea, chamomile, fennel or ginger.
3. Add More Greens into Your Diet
Dark leafy greens are a dietary source of magnesium, calcium, and countless other micronutrients. These nutrients are essential for mediating muscle contractions. In Chinese dietary therapy, dark green vegetables are also considered to be mildly cleansing, which is what the body needs in a “stagnation” condition. Some greens such as dandelion greens (very bitter, but very helpful) also have a mild diuretic effect, which reduces bloating.
4. Cut Down on Coffee
Caffeine, especially from coffee, is a well-known vasoconstrictor – it makes blood vessels constrict. Indeed, it may cause the vessels that feed the uterus to tighten more than they do in non-coffee drinkers. If you’re a diehard coffee drinker and can’t cut it out entirely, try avoiding it just in the week before your period and see if you notice a change.
Beat that monthly mood swings and be happy and go through the month with ease! Contact Mommy J for more information on the issue, its FREE! And for special monthly deals, and best prices for Shaklee supplements all year round!
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