Unfortunately for so many women menstrual cramps and period pain are a monthly occurrence. We were excited to get to know a woman who is trying to make these monthly pains, headaches, and hassles a little easier!
Suzie Welsh, a women's health nurse with 7+ years experience and adjunct professor in women's health at Villanova University School of Nursing. Her passion and life’s work lies in women’s health and led her to her role as Founder and CEO of BINTO, a women's health lifestyle company that's redesigning the way women take care of their reproductive health.
"To tell you a little more about myself and the creation of BINTO, I started my career as working as a women's health nurse, specifically in infertility and IVF. It was working with my wonderful patients, day in and day out, that I discovered a huge hole in the market…a brand that looks at women's health for the reproductive life-cycle that it is!" You can learn more here: BINTO
Whether you're in high school or in your mid-30's, painful period cramps impact well over 50% of women. Why? Because your uterus is one big muscle that starts contracting in order to shed it's lining. Here are my top remedies for managing painful periods:
Hydrate!!! This is especially important in the summer months when the days are long and hot. Drinking plenty of water before and during your period and help ease muscle contractions and inflammation.
Take a pain reliever if you need to. I recommend sticky with more natural remedies first, but at the end of the day, Advil really helps and you shouldn't feel ashamed to use it when needed.
Cut back on the caffeine. I love a good cup of coffee, but stick to herbal teas when on your period. Caffeine acts as a stimulate in the body - therefore it can make cramps worse along with increased symptoms of bloating and anxiety.
Try adding in the B vitamins (B12 and B6). These are critical in helping you fight fatigue, improving menstrual cramps and improving your mood.
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