Types of prohibitions and causes
Given the individual characteristics of each female body, the active phase of the menstrual cycle may be accompanied by various symptoms. Against the background of the absolute health of a woman, there are no particular discomfort, but with various effects of external factors there are always risks of deterioration of well-being. So what can not be done during menstruation?
Ban on physical activity
It is better to stop active sports during the active phase of the menstrual cycle. Ate sports for women is a profession, it is better to resort to the usual warm-up, easy training. Increased exercise increases blood flow to the reproductive organs. On the background of the tide may increase bleeding.
It is impossible to lift weights during menstruation, to begin training without prior training. With heavy bleeding may decrease hemoglobin, which can provoke a deterioration of health. After training, the following conditions often occur:
pain in the pelvic organs.
During menstruation in young girls, the medical board usually gives an exemption from physical education lessons.
Early age is often accompanied by a bright clinical picture, frequent mood swings.
Is it possible to have sex
Experts do not recommend having sex during menstruation. The active phase of the menstrual cycle is a direct ban on sexual relations not only for moral reasons:
high risk of infection from both partners;
the inability of women to achieve sexual satisfaction;
aesthetic discomfort (markiness, unpleasant smell, inconvenience).
If women consider menstruation protection against unwanted pregnancy, gynecologists have long dismissed this myth. Sex is the same exercise that should be avoided during this period.
Is it possible to drink alcohol
Alcoholic beverages of any strength are contraindicated for the woman’s body in general, not to mention the active phase of the menstrual cycle. Under the influence of ethanol, the vascular lumen expands, and the rush of blood increases. With weakened vessels, increased bleeding is possible, which, in aggravated cases, is impossible to eliminate without medical assistance.
Ban on saunas, hot tubs
With menstruation, constant hygiene is important, but during this period there is a sufficiently warm shower before each change of gasket. Clinicians know many cases when a hot bath or a sauna provoked serious bleeding. When swimming in open ponds or pools, infection is possible. Embedding of the vagina is not an absolute protection against pathogenic microflora.
Various procedures and interventions
One of the contraindications to carrying out various cosmetological procedures, surgical operations (except emergency), examinations and laboratory tests is the active phase of the menstrual cycle. The fact is due to a pronounced decrease in blood coagulation, changes in hormonal levels. Analyzes may produce incorrect results, and blood during the procedures will be difficult to stop.
During menstruation recommend temporarily abort thermal mud wraps, magnetic wave procedures, UHF heating, gymnastics, corrective massage.
Experts from the field of aesthetic medicine, plastic surgery and dentistry consider the period of menstruation an unfavorable period for carrying out various manipulations. In cosmetology, there are cases of unpleasant complications of the procedure, pigmentation, bruises and bruises in the face area (for example, with Botox injections). Chemical peels and deep cleansing of the face can provoke a negative reaction of the skin, which manifests itself in the form of redness, allergic rash, puffiness.
Ban on drugs
During menstruation, it is not necessary to take unnecessarily some drugs that affect the functionality of the blood-forming organs, the blood coagulation capacity. Analgin and Aspirin as analgesic drugs cause maximum blood thinning, which contributes to increased bleeding. For pain, it is recommended to use painkillers that do not contain acetaminophen or acetylsalicylic acid (Ibuprofen, Paracetamol).
With constant medical correction of some chronic diseases of organs or systems, it is possible to change the effectiveness of drugs. During the active phase of the menstrual cycle, you can discuss the dosage with the doctor, if necessary. The use of certain herbal preparations can provoke a contraction of the uterine muscles, severe cramping pain, increased bleeding.
Menstruation Hygiene Products
Many gynecologists oppose wearing tampons during menstruation. Allowed use tampons only 1-2 times, for example, for a particular outfit or during a visit to the pool (accompanying a child, relaxing with the family on the beach). The reasons for the ban are the following aspects:
high risk of infection of the vagina;
trauma mucous of the cervical canal.
Changing tampons does not always happen under sterile conditions, when it is possible to wash hands with soap and wash the crotch. With prolonged wear, a warm environment contributes to the rapid decomposition of blood cells, unpleasant odor, infection.
For menstruation, it is better to use gaskets, which should be changed at least every 4 hours. This is necessary for scanty discharge. Excessive bleeding can be controlled with urological pads.
Meals during the month
Women watching their own figure are not recommended to start a diet, limit themselves to the daily amount of food. A weakened body may react to food restrictions with nausea, dizziness, fainting, and indisposition. Enough compliance with the usual diet, which corresponds to the clinical history of the woman, her health. During menstruation, the levels of iron, protein, calcium and folic acid are reduced, so a balanced, nutritious diet is very important. Additionally, you can take vitamin complexes.
When menstruation is recommended to drink saturated fruit drinks, compotes, broth hips, chamomile. It is important to observe the drinking regime (in the absence of kidney disease). Drink plenty of water allows you to cleanse the body, remove toxins, toxins.
What is important to know every woman
Menstruation in women require constant hygiene of the perineum. Before each change of hygienic tampons and gaskets, it is necessary to wash the genitals and hands with running water and soap. The body is cleansed during the month and blood flow comes out. For these purposes, the best means of hygiene are sanitary pads. Modern materials have excellent absorbency, protection against leakage, discharge go outside, do not accumulate in the cervical canal, as when using tampons. The lifestyle of a woman during her period should meet the following criteria:
regular change of gaskets (every 4 hours);
constant washing of the perineum;
use of napkins after each toilet;
wearing a breathable comfortable linen (these things can not be used for several days in a row);
long walks in the fresh air;
exclusion of alcohol, bad habits;
balanced diet, including fresh vegetables, fruits.
In case of emotional disorders, you should drink a soothing tea, sleep well and relax. If the irritation is strong enough, sedatives can be used.
Argued that you can not attend church during menstruation. Monthly shrouded in myths and in religious terms. Visiting religious shrines during the period of menstruation is prohibited only because of the absence of personal hygiene in past centuries. That is why women were considered dirty. The modern world allows women to feel confident in any public place and not to trust questionable inventions.
Menstruation in women is a natural process of the body, a kind of renewal and preparation for future motherhood. All the forces of the body are aimed at cleansing, so a woman may experience discomfort, fatigue, and general weakness. That is why many procedures cannot be performed. Even in the absence of unpleasant symptoms in the active phase of the menstrual cycle, women are advised to observe certain restrictions to preserve the health of the pelvic organs and the reproductive system.