A note on menstrual disconfort

Around the world, women experience menstruations in a very different way. Neuroscientist and university professor at the University of Toronto, Gillian Einstein explained that “some women fell energized, whereas others do not feel anything at all”. Indeed, some women do not feel any specific change in their body and react without concern to this time of the month. On the contrary, others experience a pain that can even be described as excruciating.

Therefore, is it important to never make generalities around menstruations, thinking that women have the same symptoms and reactions. When some have “only” a mild acne breakout, others feel important headaches, stomach pain, vomiting or even nausea. Which is clearly not the funniest part about periods!

However, if some women react badly to the arrival of their periods, it is absolutely normal! Each woman has her own body which itself reacts to each phenomenon in a particular way. So don't worry!

Fortunately, there are several solutions available to us to alleviate this pain. Period’s pain rarely lasts the entire cycle and occurs rather often for only a few hours. Some women opt for medicines such as paracetamol or anti-inflammatory drugs, while others prefer to be patient and use natural solutions such as drinking tea, using a hot water, or taking a hot bath.

However, when the pain is unbearable, you obviously need to see a gynecologist.

You should know that certain diseases cause particularly increased and unbearable pain during menstruation. Little is said about it, but certain diseases such as endometriosis are manifested mainly by extremely painful periods (dysmenorrhea), pain during sexual intercourse.

  

Community involvement

Now it's your turn to write an article in link with periods. Each month we will choose one of those we received to share it on our page !

 

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Period Action

The 10th of October is #PeriodActionDay. 

 

A day where activists talk about periods and fight the stigma but not only, some celebrities can also care !

Saying a word like “menstruation” aloud helps fight period stigma, especially if you're a celebrity. Manushi Chhillar (Miss World 2017) made menstrual hygiene her signature issue, and Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, took on period poverty as a cause.

 

Through their public platforms, stars Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Alaia Baldwin Aronow, Whoopi Goldberg, and others have spoken about painful periods and other symptoms of endometriosis, a disease that occurs when endometrium-like tissue that lines the inside of the uterus grows outside the uterus.

Endometriosis often goes undiagnosed, according to the Endometriosis Foundation of America, and it's thought that period stigma prevents many women from getting good care.

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