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Food to eat to regulate the menstrual cycle?

Food to eat to regulate the menstrual cycle?

Healthy food: Foods that will help are fresh foods: fruits and vegetables, leafy greens, etc. My favorite treatment for regulating menses is acupuncture. It straightens out hormone balances in a couple months, and the good diet will keep that correction going. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more

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Can you naturally help regulate your menstrual cycle? Like changes in diet, incorporate or avoid certain food?

Can you naturally help regulate your menstrual cycle? Like changes in diet, incorporate or avoid certain food?

Depends: It depends on what you mean by 'regulate'. A diet rich in iron can help to replenish the iron stores that are lost when you menstruate if your bleeding is heavy. If you are having specific problems with your cycle (missing periods or too frequent) there can be dietary changes that can help. Most significantly, if you are heavy, weight loss and being at healthy bmi can help regulate periods. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Track your periods
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Rate your pain
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Tell your gyn what works for your pain
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Try taking NSAIDs the day before your period starts, if you can take them
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Any girls get bad food cravings on their menstrual cycle?

Any girls get bad food cravings on their menstrual cycle?

Cravings: It is not unusual to crave sweets or salty foods or really anything during the premenstrual time period. Very typical of a lot of women. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Try non steroidal anti inflammatory medications (ex Ibuprofen)
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Consider birth control options to suppress the menstrual cycle
Monthly
Consider a hormone-free medication like Lysteda when period starts
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Ask your Obgyn if you might have endometriosis
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Do all girls get food cravings on your menstrual cycle?

Do all girls get food cravings on your menstrual cycle?

Many, not all: Many girls and women have cravings for certain foods (chocolate) or certain tastes such as salty or sweet. Some don't experience any cravings at all. ...Read more

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Hey doc.... I have been experiencing food poisoning during my menstrual cycle or a few days before my periods...im 20yrs old....m a type1 diabetic?

Hey doc.... I have been experiencing food poisoning during my menstrual cycle or a few days before my periods...im 20yrs old....m a type1 diabetic?

Am I a diabetic?: There is not the correct information to determine if you're diabetic or not. Your symptoms do not fit a diabetic pattern. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Use ibuprofen as needed
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Start ibuprofen 1 day prior to onset of menstruation
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Drink plenty of water
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Call your doctor if home treatment isn't helping
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

Menstrual refers to monthly or lunar cycle-the approx length of the human ovulatory or egg making cycle ...Read more

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