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6 Exercises To Help Relieve Period Pain

6 Exercises To Help Relieve Period Pain

The great news is that doing these exercises can help you stay trim, toned, and in shape, whilst taking care of your period pain. Remember that starting a new workout programme, or increasing your exercise regime, is probably not the wisest thing to do during your period week. Everyone is different. What’s most important is that you listen to your body and move with what feels right for you. If that’s a 5-mile run then good for you, or if it’s stretching out on your yoga mat whilst practising deep-breathing, then that’s great too. If you’re worried about leaking whilst exercising, or perhaps you feel uncomfortable working out wearing a pad or tampon, then check out our period pants. Our pants are made with absorbent, yet breathable, material which prevents sweating. Remember to always seek medical advice if unsure of the best exercise for you.

Period News Round-up 2019

Period News Round-up 2019

There have also been some fabulous books published, and events held, to smash taboos and end period stigma. This has also helped to highlight the impact that the plastic in period products is having on the environment, as well as sharing the plastic-free alternatives that are available. Thank you to those who have supported WUKA during 2019, we are truly grateful. We are excited to see what positive changes will be made in 2020 by the Government, charities, and others, that can make a difference to ending period poverty, raising awareness, and normalising periods. WUKA have loads of exciting things planned for 2020, so sign up to our newsletter, follow us on social media and come and join us for what will be our biggest year yet.

Ultimate Period Kit

Ultimate Period Kit

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Perimenopause

Perimenopause

Entering into perimenopause at any age can be scary. As changes to the body and emotions take place, it can be a significant time of adjustment, both physically and emotionally. It’s important to remember that there are treatments available and changes to your lifestyle may help improve any symptoms you are experiencing. Starting the journey towards the menopause can be seen as a new phase in your life, as one chapter ends, a new one can begin.

7 Facts About Amenorrhea

7 Facts About Amenorrhea

If your periods have not started and you are 16 or above, or your periods have stopped for 3 months or more, it’s a good idea to go and talk to your doctor. There’s no need to feel embarrassed, doctors deal with vaginas, periods, and women’s health concerns every day. If it helps, take a friend or family member along for support and write down any questions that you may have, along with any known family history of amenorrhea. It can take a while to find a cause for your amenorrhea due to its many causes. However, the good news is that there are many treatments available, some of which you can put into practice straight away, such as ensuring that you are managing stress, eating a balanced diet to maintain a healthy weight, and not over-exercising.

Menstruation Around The World

Menstruation Around The World

There are a range of views on menstruation around the world. Different cultures, religions, and tribes hold their own opinions. Some are oppressive and the myths surrounding menstruation limit women in what they can and cannot do during their period. Other beliefs empower and celebrate women and allow for spiritual experiences.

Thrush

Thrush

Thrush is a common yeast infection that can affect women’s vaginas when the natural balance of microorganisms are disrupted inside.  It is more likely to affect women in their 20’s and 30’s and, although uncomfortable and may cause itching and discharge, it is harmless.  There are a few options for treating thrush including pessaries and creams that you can apply to the inside and outside of the vagina. It’s a good idea to speak to your doctor if you think you have thrush for the first time or if it keeps on reoccurring.  There are things you can do to reduce your chances of getting thrush, including wearing cotton underwear, not washing inside the vagina, not using perfumed soaps, and shower gels.

What is Adenomyosis?

What is Adenomyosis?

Have you ever heard of adenomyosis? It’s pretty common, however, not many of us have come across it. The National Health Service (NHS) state that adenomyosis affects 1 in 10 women and is most common in women aged 40 - 50, only affecting 20% of women below the age of 40. It is similar to endometriosis, however, the cells that line the uterus grow into the wall rather than outside of the uterus.

Period Sex

Period Sex

Leading up to your period, prostaglandin and progesterone levels rise. This has an effect on your body, such as feeling sick, bloating, cramps, diarrhoea, or constipation. There are things you can do through diet, supplements, and medication to help manage the symptoms. If it’s not affecting your everyday life then it’s just one of the natural and annoying things that we experience during our period. If, however, your bowel movements, sickness, or stomach cramps are affecting your day-to-day life then go and speak to your doctor to check there are no underlying health conditions.

What is the cost of your period?

What is the cost of your period?

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10 Causes of Pelvic Pain

10 Causes of Pelvic Pain

There are many causes of pelvic pain which can be caused by conditions or diseases affecting the digestive, reproductive system, or the urinary tract. On occasions, the cause may not be known.  It’s important to chat to your doctor if you are experiencing pelvic pain, whether it’s a sudden unexpected pain, recurring pain, or an ongoing pain. 

Postpartum Bleeding

Postpartum Bleeding

Periods start around the age of 10 and stop around the age of 50-55, which is known as menopause. Between the ages of 12 to 52, a menstruating person will have around 480 periods. When your period starts is considered Day 1 of your cycle and the day before your next period marks the end of your cycle. So, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty and talk about menstruation based on a 28-day cycle.