periods – HTV https://htv.com.pk Fri, 05 Jun 2020 07:00:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 8 Memes Every Girl on Her Period During Ramazan Will Relate to https://htv.com.pk/lifestyle/period-ramazan Fri, 10 May 2019 10:11:29 +0000 https://htv.com.pk/?p=44484

1. When you are having a particularly hard fast and you try to calculate if you are about to get your period so you can reward yourself with a cold glass of water.  2. When you finally get your period and can take a break from fasting but your cramps are so bad, it’s a […]

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1. When you are having a particularly hard fast and you try to calculate if you are about to get your period so you can reward yourself with a cold glass of water. 
2. When you finally get your period and can take a break from fasting but your cramps are so bad, it’s a lose-lose situation.

Related: Is Your Period Pain Actually A Red Flag For Endometriosis?

3. When you have to wake up to fake sehri because the male members of your family MUST NOT KNOW.

4. When you ask your sister to get water and she gasps: ROZA NAHI RAKHA TUMNAY?

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5. When you think you have another couple of days of your period left VS when the pad comes out clean just before sehri and you have to fast the next day.

6. Every. Man. Ever.

Related: 13 Confessions Of A Girl On Her Period

7. Me making iftar on my period.

8. Is this us or is this us?

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7 Common Menstruation Questions Answered https://htv.com.pk/moms/7-common-menstruation-questions-answered Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:23:48 +0000 http://htv.com.pk/?p=14498

All girls, especially those in their teens, have a question or two about their menstruation cycle.

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All girls, especially those in their teens, have a question or two about their menstruation cycle. While there may be lots of similarities between everyone’s cycles, variation is also seen in a sign or two.

The normal duration of the cycle is 28 days for everyone, with ovulation normally occurring at day 14. Menstruation (commonly referred to as a period) varies in its duration, flow, and associated symptoms from girl to girl and woman to woman.

In case you have any doubts or questions, read on to find out what’s wrong.

What If You Skip A Period?

Firstly, relax. It is completely normal for your period to not be normal. Pregnancy is just one reason for your period to not knock. Other reasons such as exercise, excessive weight loss and gain and sickness are also reasons you may have skipped your period.

Most women get their period every 28 to 35 days. If you’re getting your period at much lesser intervals or at much greater length of intervals, go see a doctor.

Do Tampons Cause Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)?

TSS is a potentially fatal, life-threatening complication caused by certain types of bacterial infections. Historically, it has been associated with the use of super-absorbent tampons. But with manufacturers pulling certain types of tampons off the market, the incidence has greatly decreased.

While the chances are rare, just to be on the safer side, change your pad every 4 hours and give preference to thinner ones. In case you develop nausea, vomiting, rash, diarrhea, fever or chills about two to three days after your period, go see a doctor.

Do You Think Your Period Is Too Heavy?

According to WebMD, the amount of blood lost is usually between 4 to 12 teaspoons each cycle. Occasionally clots may be present which may seem your blood flow seem heavier.

These are present on days of heavy blood flow, when the anticoagulants in the blood are not enough to keep your menstrual blood from clotting. You may need to see a doctor if you constantly use more than 10 pads each cycle.

Is Your Period Longer Or Shorter Than Normal?

For most women, their period should last for three to five days. Worry not if that’s not the case. Normally it should last between two to seven days. Consistent variation way above or below might call for a doctor’s check-up.

How Can You Get Rid Of Cramps?

Cramps result in the ischemic phase of our menstrual cycle, when the blood supply to the uterus is cut off. Bleeding in menstruation occurs from this sudden cut off, accompanied with cramps.

To relieve cramps, take any good painkiller such as Advil or ibuprofen. Using a heating pad and pressing it on your stomach and lower back may also help relieve some pain.

Why Do You Feel Full During Your Period?

When on your period, your body tends to hold in water making you feel fuller and bloated. If you’re having trouble pulling up those skinny jeans, try cutting down on the salt and caffeine. It also makes for a more active you.

Why the Cravings?

There is not enough knowledge about why exactly women experience different cravings and other associated PMS symptoms, but one thing is clear: there is a lot of hormone-play.

Some women may crave ice-creams, chocolates and other sweet stuff. To counter that to an extent, try eating small meals throughout the day in order to keep your body fueled.

If you’re craving greasy, oily foods, potato chips etc., eat healthier fatty foods instead like salmon and nuts.

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6 Natural Ways to Jump-Start Your Menstrual Cycle https://htv.com.pk/health/natural-ways-to-start-your-menstrual-cycle Tue, 02 Jan 2018 09:16:23 +0000 http://htv.com.pk/?p=30763

Is there a wedding or a trip next week but the dates clash with those of your periods? How very inconvenient! Periods don’t only bring pain and mess, they also mean you have to be careful with what you wear and what you do, particularly on those first 3 days! Since you simply cannot wait […]

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Is there a wedding or a trip next week but the dates clash with those of your periods? How very inconvenient! Periods don’t only bring pain and mess, they also mean you have to be careful with what you wear and what you do, particularly on those first 3 days! Since you simply cannot wait a week for them to pass, how about trying to have them early instead? Don’t want to use medication and upset the cycle? Don’t worry; there are natural ways to jump-start your menstrual cycle.
Here is how you can bring the periods early with natural methods.

1. Up Your Vitamin C Intake

It is commonly believed that vitamin C helps in increasing the uterine lining, which ultimately makes the cycle come early. You can increase vitamin C consumption in the form of supplements or take foods that have high vitamin C content, such as:

•  Papayas
•  Peppers
•  Citrus fruits
•  Tomatoes
•  Kiwi
•  Broccoli
•  Leafy vegetables

2. Ginger Tea

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Ginger is another herb that can help make your menstrual cycle come early, particularly for those people who regularly have late menses.

•  You can either simply use ginger powder with a glass of warm water or make fresh ginger tea.
•  Grate 1 teaspoon of ginger and boil in 1 glass of water. Switch off the stove and steep for 10 minutes. Consume immediately after that. Do this twice a day till periods arrive.

3. Parsley Tea (Ajwain Kharasani)

Parsley tea helps in quickly bringing on the menstrual cycle by stimulating uterine contractions. There is no hardcore evidence to prove it works, but it is a well-experimented home remedy. Avoid this tea if you are pregnant.

•  All you need to do is take ¼ cup of fresh parsley leaves, add 1 teaspoon of ginger to it and boil it in 1 cup of water. Let it sit for 10 minutes on low heat, strain and consume. Drink once a day for as long as it takes to start your menstrual cycle.

4. Use Jaggery (Gur)

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Jaggery or gur is perhaps another great thing to bring the periods quickly. You can eat it as it is or if you don’t enjoy the taste then add it to any tea you are having. You won’t even need to add sugar to the tea.

•  You can also grind it in powder form, add sesame seeds to it and then take a teaspoon once a day.

5. Exercise

Exercise is believed to be great to bring an early flow. Not keen on exercise, dance! Put on that bhangra number and dance your heart out! The best part about exercises is that they don’t disturb your hormones. 5 exercises that bring menstrual cycle early include:

•  Squats
•  Sit-ups
•  Running
•  Crunches
•  Standing twists

6. Hot Compress

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Hot showers and hot compresses work wonders for period pain as well as in beginning the menstrual cycle quickly.

•  Make the temperature of your shower as hot as you can tolerate and then take a long bath.
•  If you are not in the mood for a shower, then apply a hot water bottle or compress to lower back and lower abdomen.

So, which of these natural ways do you plan to use to bring early periods? Let us know in the comments below.

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Do During Periods https://htv.com.pk/health/5-things-shouldnt-periods Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:54:13 +0000 http://htv.com.pk/?p=29565

The advertisement industry have us believe that using the sanitary pad of a particular company can turn our menstruation days into a mini picnic. Suddenly women start running along the beaches with all their worries vanished. Unfortunately, that is not how life and especially periods work. Even if women all over the world have learnt […]

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The advertisement industry have us believe that using the sanitary pad of a particular company can turn our menstruation days into a mini picnic. Suddenly women start running along the beaches with all their worries vanished. Unfortunately, that is not how life and especially periods work. Even if women all over the world have learnt to cope up with this natural phenomenon, periods are still not like your regular days. There is nausea, vomiting, headaches, pain, and the emotional aspect of PMS (perhaps the worst!)

Since these days are different, you need to treat them differently as well in order to make life a wee bit more comfortable. We have come up with the following 5 things that you should stop doing during your periods for ease and better health.

1. Using Pads For Too Long

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This is a necessary hygienic practice to follow for avoiding infections. Leaving on a sanitary pad for too long can cause toxic shock syndrome, which can be severe enough to cause a number of complications down there. Therefore, you should stop using the same tampon either for the fear of embarrassment or out of sheer laziness.

2. Caffeine

Caffeinated drinks including coffee can lead to an increase in the breast tenderness especially during periods. According to studies, caffeine is responsible for GABA, the downer neurotransmitter’s blockage in the brain. This leads to increased heart rate, anxiety, and other symptoms of PMS. This is why you should at least lessen your consumption of caffeinated beverages. Instead, you can always go for the decaffeinated green tea.

3. Salty Foods

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Water retention or bloating is one of the most common problems faced by menstruating. This is why it is advisable to keep away from sodium. Salty foods have a dehydrating effect on the human body, which the body compensates by opting for water retention. However, in case you are already a victim of it, you should drink lots of water to remove the excessive salts from your body.

4. Waiting Too Long To Take Medication

In case you experience a painful period, you should not wait too long to take medications. Many women believe that if they will just sleep on it, the pain will go away. Unfortunately, this is not often the case. Therefore, instead of letting the pain hurt you, grab a pain killer at the earliest. Why let the pain keep you down for so long?

5. Being a Couch Potato

Many women believe that moving too much while they are on their periods can be injurious to their health. There are others who think the smell might get stronger. Both of these reasons, or any other you might have, are just useless excuses. Exercise during periods can actually help overcome the ghastly mood swings, thanks to all the endorphins it releases!

Stop doing the things mentioned above and improve your menstruation experience.

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Your period may be linked to how long you’ll live https://htv.com.pk/news/period-may-linked-long-youll-live Fri, 05 Aug 2016 12:09:08 +0000 http://htv.com.pk/?p=21014 period for life

According to new research, women who begin menstruating after the age of 12 and enter menopause after the age of 50 are more likely to live to 90 years old.

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According to new research, women who begin menstruating after the age of 12 and enter menopause after the age of 50 are more likely to live to 90 years old.

A team of researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine in the US have linked female life expectancy to the length of their reproductive span.

After studying 16,000 women for 21 years, the scientists’ findings – published in the journal Menopause – show that women who started menstruating after the age of 12 and entered menopause after the age of 50 were more likely to live to 90, especially those with more than 40 reproductive years between their first and final menstrual periods.

Note that the average age of menopause is 51, but women can enter this phase of life between the ages of 40 and 55.

Dr Aladdin Shadyab and colleagues found that this group of women were at lower risk of cardiovascular disease and aged in better health, which could explain their longevity. They also tended to be non-smokers – since smoking can lead to earlier menopause – and were less likely to have a history of diabetes. Menopause generally occurs one to two years earlier in smokers than non-smokers.

A second study of 124,000 women, published in the same journal, found that late onset of menopause – after the age of 55 – increased the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 12%. According to the study, the risk was lowest for women entering menopause between 46 and 55 years old.

Lifestyle factors can affect the age at which women experience menopause. Improving diets, lifestyles and quality of life in Western countries have generally pushed back the age of onset.

Further studies are now required to understand how genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors can explain the link between reproductive span and life expectancy.

Source: AFP Relaxnews

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