Busting 5 commonly believed period myths

Periods are a natural process. However, despite it being natural, there is not much discussion about it. Speaking about it is still considered taboo.

Since many women hesitate from talking about it which is why there are many period myths. These myths make it difficult for women to go through these days of the month.

Below are some of the commonly believed period myths and we are here to bust them for you.

1- Hot water can increase your period flow

This is a very common myth. However, there is nothing believable about it. This is because only your body can influence your period flow. Moreover, a warm shower would literally help you with cramps.

2- You shouldn’t exercise in periods

It is natural to feel low on energy during these days but exercise can actually relieve cramps in periods. Exercise can also improve your mood. Even if you are not in the mood to do something heavy, you can go for a walk or jog.

Physical activity will also help you with bloating.

3- Irregular periods ALWAYS mean there’s something wrong with your reproductive health

There are many factors that can interfere with your period cycle. These include exercise, stress or certain illnesses. Irregular periods might not necessarily be something to worry about. However, if you notice frequent irregularities in your period cycle, be sure to consult a physician.

4- You should avoid washing your hair during periods

This is a myth. It is advised that you should be especially considerate about your hygiene during this time of the month.

5- PMS is only in your head and nothing serious

Premenstrual Syndrome is caused by changes in the body’s hormonal levels. It is even recommended for one to visit a doctor if they’re not able to manage the symptoms of PMS.

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