Hormonal imbalances or certain medical conditions such as fibroids or endometriosis can be the primary reasons behind heavy periods. However, in some cases there might be no reason behind a heavy flow.
Applying an ice pack on the area of period pain or cramps can help ease the pain
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On the contrary, application of a hot water bottle on the area of pain can help minimize the pain. Even drinking a glass of warm water or having a hot shower is known to provide relief.
If you leave a tampon in for too long, you will get Toxic Shock Syndrome
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Tampons should be changed every 4 hours, and leaving them on longer than that can increase your chances of suffering from TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome). TSS is a life-threatening syndrome, hence it is best to change your tampon frequently in order to avoid getting affected by this syndrome.
Which of these can be used to manage menstrual bleeding?
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Apart from the above, you can also manage your menstrual bleeding with the help of birth control pills. Menstrual cups, on the other hand, can be used to measure the menstrual flow, and can be very helpful in monitoring whether your blood flow is heavier than usual.
Which of the following foods should be avoided when you're on your periods
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Animal products are rich in fiber, and these foods can trigger PMS symptoms and can even worsen them sometimes. It's best to eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables at this time of the month as these can improve PMS symptoms as well as decrease the risk of PMS.