Dr. Rimmy Singla(Best Gynaecologist Mohali) said that your menstrual cycle can say a lot about your health.Even though periods are a normal and natural part of a woman’s life, many women find that their periods are an intrusion or an interruption to their day-to-day life.It might be that your periods just make you feel a bit run down, or tired. You may have belly aches and pains, nothing too serious but enough to want to spend the day on the couch with a hot water bottle. Serious pain and heavy bleeding should be investigated by a doctor, but low-level discomfort can be avoided by making a number of lifestyle changes. A healthy diet, avoiding salt in your cooking and food, reducing caffeine intake, restoring your sleep cycle, regular daily exercise and reducing stress may help improve your quality of life and significantly reduce the severity of PMS symptoms, including reducing moodiness and painful periods.

In addition, consult your health care provider if:

  • Your periods suddenly stop for more than 90 days — and you’re not pregnant
  • Your periods become erratic after having been regular
  • You bleed for more than seven days
  • You bleed more heavily than usual or soak through more than one pad or tampon every hour or two
  • Your periods are less than 21 days or more than 35 days apart
  • You bleed between periods
  • You develop severe pain during your period
  • You suddenly get a fever and feel sick after using tampons

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