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Menstrual cramps: And monthly greets the groundhog!

At Period discomfort (technical term: dysmenorrhea) summarizes the various symptoms that occur before, during and after menstruation due to the cycle. From Skin blemishes via Head-, chest and back pain to cramping abdominal pain and nausea, there are a variety of complaints that can accompany menstruation. Period pain is divided into two different types:

  • Primary dysmenorrhea: Primary menstrual pain is the result of the natural process in the female body and already occurs during the first period. The complaints often accompany affected women into menopause.
  • Secondary dysmenorrhea: Secondary period pains, on the other hand, are often due to an organic cause. This can be inflammation, fibroids, endometriosis or other diseases - but also ill-fitting contraceptives can cause this pain, such as the IUD or a copper chain.

Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS for short, is often mentioned in connection with periods. It occurs about two weeks to shortly before menstruation begins and is also associated with physical as well as psychological symptoms. As soon as menstruation begins, however, the symptoms of PMS usually disappear again. So far, the exact cause of premenstrual syndrome has not been fully clarified from a medical point of view, but it is suspected that cycle-related fluctuations in blood levels of female hormones may play a central role.

8 tips to ease your period discomfort

Menorrhea, menses, menstruation or strawberry week: all refer to the monthly bleeding of the uterus. It is an integral part of the female cycle. The complaints and symptoms during the period are super individual and different. But with our tips, there should be something for everyone to reduce discomfort.

1. massages against back and abdominal pain.

For many, the cramped muscles in the abdomen simultaneously cause a tense back. Light massages along the spinal muscles relieve the discomfort and increase the general well-being.

2. heat against the pain

Whether it's a warm bath or a hot water bottle, heat usually helps reduce period pain. It relieves cramps & relaxes muscles while increasing circulation.

3. sports and exercise

Even if it sounds impossible for some: sports and exercise also help with period discomfort. Sports release endorphins that make you happy. And you don't have to overdo it right away. A walk or some yoga is usually enough for a positive effect.

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4. your Zimply Natural period spray

Nature in particular has countless plants in store to help you counter your menstrual cramps. Whether it's cramp-relieving, pain-relieving or hormone-regulating, nature offers countless possibilities for a long-term and sustainable improvement of your period complaints. Well-known plants like Siberian rhubarbHops, Monk's pepper or Hemp seed can help you reduce your discomfort. With Zimply Natural's blends and sprays, you have the chance to create your own customized period blend. Each blend is specially adapted to your situation.

5. no alcohol & no cigarettes

These toxins put additional strain on your body and should be avoided. Otherwise, your body is doubly burdened during menstruation, as it must break down and eliminate toxins.

6. enough sleep

During sleep our body regenerates and thus maintains hormone and blood sugar levels. Our immune system is also strengthened, as our body cells regenerate and rebuild during the night. In addition, the stress hormone cortisol is reduced during sleep, which supports our well-being and general health. In addition, healthy and restful sleep can increase concentration and attention.

7. do not put pressure on yourself

You don't feel like exercising or going out? No problem! Listen to your body and do what feels good for you. Unnecessary Anti-Stress and maybe an evening on the sofa with your favorite TV show is just what you need! If you want to be physically active, you can also do simple exercises at home. Yoga, stretching exercises or even a little dance are good and are little stress killers. A walk or a leisurely day in the garden are also great ways to recharge your energy and draw new strength.

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How to eat right during your period

Our diet has a great influence on our cycle. If you eat the right foods, you can positively influence your hormone balance and alleviate some complaints.

  • Go for long-chain carbohydrates like whole grains. Simple carbohydrates don't fill you up as well and cause your blood sugar levels to spike. This often leads to cravings.
  • Drink plenty of water and eat a low-salt diet to avoid water retention. Especially nettle tea has a detoxifying effect and is a welcome helper during this time.
  • Pay attention to your iron intake: Due to the bleeding, you also lose more iron, which is important for the formation of red blood cells. Foods containing iron include pumpkin seeds, oatmeal and sesame seeds.
  • Against cramps can Magnesium help: Magnesium has an antispasmodic and calming effect. You can either supplement it or take it via pumpkin seeds or wheat bran.
  • Enough healthy fats should also be in your diet. Omega-3 fatty acids lower blood pressure and are anti-inflammatory and prevent the formation of prostaglandins, which cause the uterine muscles to contract even more.

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