Don't Let PMS Slow You Down
The majority of women experience some symptoms of premenstrual syndrome or PMS roughly one week before their menstrual periods begin. PMS can bring with it a wide variety of symptoms from mood swings to bloating to headaches to back pain. Fortunately, there are products available to help you alleviate all of those nagging problems that can get in your way during the day.
You can find over-the-counter pain relievers that contain ingredients for multiple PMS symptoms as well as over-the-counter drugs for alleviating single symptoms like water retention. Heat wraps can be used to soothe muscle pains, and there are even natural herbal supplements geared toward minimizing premenstrual discomfort.
Protect Yourself Your Way
When you have the right feminine protection products at your disposal, you can focus on your life without worrying about leaks during your period. There are four main types of menstrual protection available on the market today: pantiliners, pads, tampons and cups.
Pantiliners are thin self-adhesive pads worn on your underwear. This protection is ideal for discharge and for the lightest days of your period.
Maxi pads work just like pantiliners, but they are available in different absorbency levels and lengths to offer customized protection for every day of your period.
Tampons are cotton cylinders that you insert into your vagina to capture menstrual flow. They can be worn for up to 8 hours and can even be left in while you shower or swim. Like maxi pads, tampons vary in their absorbency levels, and experts recommend that you choose the lowest absorbency to adequately protect yourself from leaks for best results.
The menstrual cup is a reusable form of menstrual protection that is worn inside of the vagina like tampons. Available in different sizes, the cup needs to be removed just two to three times per day and rinsed to continue providing protection.
Stay Fresh Every Day
Many women experience feminine odors during various times of the month, and there are simple solutions available to help you freshen up fast when those symptoms strike.
Douches are used to flush out the vagina and come in different scents to suit your tastes.
Feminine washes and wipes are used to clean the vulva or skin around the outside of the vagina.
You can also find feminine deodorant sprays that fight microbes that contribute to body odors and powders that absorb moisture while freshening skin with a pleasing scent.
While often feminine odor is simply a natural occurrence, it’s important to talk to your doctor if you're noticing a new type of odor or discharge. back to top »