Corona stress causing menstrual problems in women: Dr. Sujata Sanjay

sujata sanjay
Posted May 29, 2020 from India

 It is very important to take care of menstrual hygiene in Kovid-19

 No Shame: Let's Talk About Periods in Corona: Dr. Sujata

The whole world is grappling with the threat of the highly contagious Kovid-19 virus. To avoid this, it is best to adopt cleanliness and social distancing. It is advisable to wash hands repeatedly with soap to maintain personal hygiene. Apart from being indoors, it is advisable to have a balanced diet and exercise. This will help the body to fight against diseases, but during periods women need to pay more attention to their health. Sanjay Orthopedic Spine and Maternity Center , Obstetrician and Gynecologist Awarded by President, Dr. Sujata Sanjay told that the power of fighting diseases in women decreases during menstruation “Mahavari”. In such a situation, the probability of infection also increases. Therefore, focus on health and nutrition along with menstrual hygiene in Kovid-19. Often women forget to take care of themselves in the pursuit of family. Mensturaion is not a crime but a normal physical process. On which, if we talk openly in the house and society, then the importance of cleanliness can also be understood. For which we have to create an environment and change the old traditional thinking. The cleanliness will keep women healthy and give confidence to move forward, never stop, and eliminate fear from the root. Dr. Sujata Sanjay told that on 28th May, Menstrual Hygiene Day is celebrated all over the world. In 2014, Wash United of Germany started celebrating this day. Its main purpose was to make girls and women aware of hygiene during menstruation. The date 28 was chosen because menses cycle usually arrives within 28 days of menstruation. During the worldwide corona virus epidemic, people are feeling more stressed than ever. Even if they do not realize this. This constant stress can cause problems in the body. Dr. Sujata told that this epidemic causes more concern for women, because it can worsen their menstrual cycle i.e. period cycle. Stress activates our hormonal pathway that promotes the release of cortisol, also known as stress hormone. This happens because the level of cortisol in the body increases during times of high stress. Excessive release of cortisol can suppress normal levels of reproductive hormones. This causes abnormal ovulation that can interrupt the period cycle Dr. Sujata told that late periods, ie amenorrhea occurs when a traumatic/ Stress event is revealed. The stress of daily life can also affect how long a woman's period cycle lasts. However there are other factors that cause this.Lifestyle may also be the reason for discontinuation of periods. This has the opposite effect on the brain part regulating the period cycle due to excessive stress. This prevents ovulation and periods. Dysmenorrhea is also associated with high stress conditions. There is unbearable pain in the uterus during periods. People who already experience period pain are more likely to be affected in this way. Dr. Sujata says that in this situation remedies should be found to relieve stress. Some home remedies may be adopted for this. The use of basil leaves will help in reducing stress conditions. Chew basil leaves in the morning or make a fresh drink by putting some leaves in hot water. You can also do this by drinking Tulsi tea. Apart from basil, the consumption of green tea also relieves stress. A cup of green tea with honey and lemon is a great way to relieve stress. Boil the root of Ashwagandha in a glass of warm milk every night. This will also improve sleep and will help in reducing stress. Every woman needs to take special care of cleanliness during menstruation. If carelessness is taken during this period, the chances of infection may increase.  Change your sanitary napkin every four to five hours and wash and clean your private parts while changing.  Always use sanitary pads of good quality, which can give you a feeling of dryness and softness throughout the day. You will not have rashes or itching on the skin. Many women use two pads together for fear of spotting due to excessive bleeding which is incorrect. Please tell that this increases the risk of infection. If you have heavy blood flow, you can change the pad frequently.  Wear clean underwear to maintain menstrual hygiene in Kovid-19. Also, remember that the fabric is comfortable so that air can reach the vagina. If you sweat excessively, change the innerwear frequently.  To maintain menstrual hygiene in Kovid-19 also keep changing your bedsheet to avoid mess and infection. In addition to sanitary pads, you can also use tampons and menstrual cups. If using a tampon, change it every two hours. Use the same during menstrual hygiene in Kovid-19 in which feel comfortable.  In some states, sanitary pads not available because of lockdown. In such a situation, you can also use cotton cloth to maintain menstrual hygiene in Kovid-19. Just remember to wash the cloth thoroughly with dettol before using it. Also, avoid washing the used clothes repeatedly. This causes the infection to spread rapidly.  Do light physical and mental exercises. Yoga, meditation and light exercise can prove to be good during periods. This increases the strength to fight against diseases. However, heavy exercise is prohibited. Eat a balanced diet. Eat a diet rich in vitamins and protein during menstruation. Include fruits, sprouted grains, dairy products and dry fruits in your diet. At this time it would be better not to eat non-vegetarian food. Take rest. Do household chores in such a way that you are not tired. Take breaks in between for this. Pay attention to the health of your mind and body during lockdown. Promote personal hygiene among your family members as well.

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sujata sanjay
May 29
May 29

Do share my post.. if you like it

Jill Langhus
May 30
May 30

Hi Sujata,

How are you and your family? Thanks for sharing this very helpful and informative post that will help women to prioritize menstrual self care, and also help them to know what to do to reduce stress, too.

JULITON
May 31
May 31

Its true, corona hinderd
Many things, thanks for stressing that,

Thelma obani 2020
May 31
May 31

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and informative informations with us.
Stay safe always

Julie Desai
Jun 02
Jun 02

Thank you for sharing

Anita Shrestha
Jun 02
Jun 02

Thank you for sharing

Kabahenda
Jun 03
Jun 03

Dear Sujata,

Thanks very much for sharing this information. It is very instructive.

Beth Lacey
Jun 03
Jun 03

Very useful information. Thanks

Sinyuy Geraldine
Jun 03
Jun 03

Dear Dr Sajata,
Thank you so much for your professional write up about our health as women. I really appreciate it because we need these kind of reminders from time to time. Menstruation is a hush hush thing in many cultures, but that shouldn't be. We need to speak to those who are shy about it and encourage them to be one.

Catherine De Freitas

Hello Dr. Sujata,
Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge on such an important topic. Continue to do such an amazing job. Blessings to you and your family. :)