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Heavy Periods

Heavy Periods

daily life. It’s advised to chat to your doctor if you are concerned about your heavy bleeding as they can rule out any underlying causes and recommend treatment options.  There are a range of herbal treatments that can be tried to help reduce heavy bleeding. If you prefer to use herbal remedies then it’s important to seek the advice of a doctor or qualified herbalist first to make sure it is safe to do so. 

How To Balance PMS Symptoms

How To Balance PMS Symptoms

It’s important to remember that different options work for different people. It may also be that it takes you a few attempts to find the right treatment/s for your PMS.  Recording your symptoms and how various treatment options work for you is a helpful way of remembering what has and hasn’t worked for you.  It’s important to stress that little scientific research has been done on treating PMS and further study is needed to fully understand the impact of someone’s diet, lifestyle, medications, and herbal remedies on PMS.  We would advise you to talk to your doctor about your PMS before deciding upon how to treat it, especially herbal remedies, as they can interfere with other medications you may be taking. 

Why Do I Poo More On My Period?

Why Do I Poo More On My Period?

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.

4 Ways To Improve Your Fertility

4 Ways To Improve Your Fertility

According to the National Health Service around 1 in 7 couples struggle to conceive. Struggling to get pregnant can place a strain on both you and your partner, emotionally and physically. There are various options available for couples to improve their fertility and chances of conceiving, including prescribed medication, medical procedures, and natural methods. It’s a good idea to speak with your doctor before you try to conceive to make sure you’re a healthy weight and that any medications you take would not affect getting pregnant or harm a fetus. June is ‘World Infertility Awareness Month’ and today we are discussing 4 natural ways to improve your fertility.

What You Need To Know About Heavy Periods and Anaemia

What You Need To Know About Heavy Periods and Anaemia

According to research, approximately 9-14% of 100 women have heavy periods. Experiencing regular and/or heavy periods (menorrhagia) can lead to iron deficiency anaemia. There are various symptoms and stages of anaemia. If you have anaemia the good news is that there are medical and natural treatments you can try to boost your iron levels. Are My Periods Heavy? It can be hard to tell how much blood you are loosing during your period and it can often feel as though you are losing a lot of blood, when in fact it is within a normal range (30-60 millilitres). A menstrual bleed is considered to be ‘heavy’ when a woman loses more than 80 millilitres of blood each cycle.

Period TalK : Fathers Day

Period TalK : Fathers Day

We understand that talking to your daughter about her period is not always going to be easy. It’s such an important part of her life and it’s better that she gets her information from you rather than receiving the wrong advice from friends or misinterpreting content online. Take the time to educate yourself so you can guide your daughter through this stage in her life. Remember you don’t have to do this alone. Seek advice from other relatives or friends if you need to.

Periods & Fertility

Periods & Fertility

Despite the huge amount of cervical cancer among women, there are still women who do not pay enough attention to this matter. However this cancer can be avoided with enough care and attention.

The Move Towards Ending Period Poverty

The Move Towards Ending Period Poverty

Nine out of ten women of reproductive age go through some type of painful period each month. Many girls and women will experience period pain at some point in their lives, for some, it’s a monthly occurrence for others it’s sporadic. For those that experience painful periods, the term dysmenorrhea is used. There are a number of ways to soothe and treat menstrual cramps and it can often be the case to try different treatments until you find something that works for you.

Cervical Screenings

Cervical Screenings

Despite the huge amount of cervical cancer among women, there are still women who do not pay enough attention to this matter. However this cancer can be avoided with enough care and attention.

How to prepare for your period while traveling?

How to prepare for your period while traveling?

Whether you’re heading to the ski slopes, trekking into the Grand Canyon, camping, or lying by the poolside, being on your period is not something you want to deal with whilst travelling. It’s only natural to worry about menstruating whilst on vacation. There are a host of things to think about, such as will there be clean and useable toilets, will stomach cramps stop me from enjoying myself, and what if I leak whilst swimming. Being on your period while travelling can make you feel as though you want to cancel your holiday and hide under the duvet, but of course, it doesn’t have to be a negative experience. There are things you can do to survive your period.

Running 10K in Underwear

Running 10K in Underwear

Our aim at WUKA is to provide you with comfortable, environmentally-friendly, hygienic, and leak-free periods. WUKA period pants are able to offer you all of this during intense physical activity, such as running the Vitality London 10K challenge. We would love to see you standing at the start line wearing your WUKA pants, joining us to spread the news that women are able to wear comfortable and secure period protection whilst exercising.

Periods and Exams

Periods and Exams

Menstruating during your exams can be difficult, you are already under some stress and now you have to deal with your period. Although being on your period doesn’t reduce your intelligence levels it can be a bloody distraction. All sorts of worries may run through your mind, such as “what if I get menstrual cramps, what if my tummy bloats, what if I leak, or I need the toilet during my exam?” All of these thoughts are understandable, and fortunately, there are things you can do to prepare and ensure you are comfortable throughout your exams.