A UK company now offers "period leave" in the workplace, so we brought in OB/GYN Dr. Burgett to discuss this new idea. Hopeful that this will become a trend, Dr. Burgett also brought some reminders for when it comes to your menstrual cycle.
It's important to make a visit to your doctor if cramps begin to affect your daily life due to some conditions that could be related. For younger women it could be a sign of endometriosis or for older women it could point to adenomyosis.
For women who have normal menstrual cramps, some options to help are:
- Take an anti-inflammatory a few days before menstrual cycle three times a day.
- Use the things that usually make you feel better (essential oils,etc.) a few days prior.
- Hormonally manipulate period with birth control.