Sunday, 21 October 2018

Tampons For A Woman Is Really A Concern Or Boon?

Tampon For A Woman Is Really A Concern Or Boon?


We all are well versed with Pad or sanitary pad, a typical period product which absorbs menstrual blood to a limit. Today I gonna share you alternative to Pad, How to use tampon, problems which women face during her period using pads or tampons and which is best tampons or pads.


Other menstrual period products may seem bizarre at first glance, but believe me, they are particularly to shape our period problems. Well known gynecologist Alex Hooi done research about tampon and a women life. Research revealed the strangest thing about the number of Pads that a woman in her entire life uses 11,000 pads at minimalist.

Problems Faced With Sanitary Pad


  • Fear of getting clothes stained
  • Fear of Leak
  • Feeling Bulky with Pads
  • Fear of getting misplaced
  • Bad Odor
  • Less freedom

What Are Alternatives To Sanitary Pads

Using ordinary sanitary napkin or pad while you are bleeding gives the big risk of staining and leaking, whereas opting for a tampon or menstrual cup gives you the surety of not ruining your dress and day. Definitely, modern sanitary products have made feminine hygiene easier and convenient, but everything comes with a price.

What are Tampons and Menstrual Cups

Tampons are the small tube-like structure made of absorbent material like cotton or synthetic fiber(depend on brands) and one string attached to the end as you can see in the image. It's a modern form of menstrual protection, a comfortable, no drawback period product which solves all the period problems at once.  This fits into your vagina and soaks up the menstrual blood.



Menstrual cups are exactly how it sounds like— bell-shaped(cup) and they are made of rubber, or silicone or soft plastic that you can wear under your vagina that collects menstrual fluid.
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How Tampons Work

Many ladies out there wanted to know how to use a tampon, and it's really easy.  If you using a tampon for the first time then a few minutes you will definitely feel uncomfortable. Apparently, tampons absorb like pads, but the size of tampon make it different from a pad. No, they are not leaky by anyway once appropriately inserted.

How To Use Tampon

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There is instruction guide in the packet and for comfortable and safe usage tampon comes along with an applicator.

Benefits of Tampons

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  • Tampon gives you long hour protection, no constant looking back for changing a tampon.
  • Unlike a sanitary pad, you won't feel the constant flow of blood, your panty won't have stains and stink. 
  • You can hop, jump, skip, run, swim and do any other activity which an ordinary pad restricts you from.

Which Tampons Are Safe To Use


The menstrual mishap can really turn fetal. If the tampon is not used in the right direction and with careful attention then it can be alarming of bad health. Seek emergency treatment when you see any of the following symptoms.

Symptoms Of Stuck Tampon


  • Foul Odour from the vagina
  • Swelling around vagina
  • Brown, green or yellow vaginal discharge
  • Itching inside the vagina
  • Painful urination
  • Rashes and redness around a vagina
  • Increases body temperature
Symptoms like above will be faced when a tampon is stuck for a far longer time. Longtime tampon in your vagina could lead to serious infection so head up to a doctor immediately if you face these symptoms.

How To Remove A Stuck Tampon


If you know tampon got stuck into your vagina and you don't see any of the above symptoms then you can remove a stuck tampon by yourself. Tampon removal is not so tedious process. To remove a tampon from vagina follow these steps but before to that make sure your nails are well trimmed and not having any pointed edge.

  • First, you need to find a location of a stuck tampon. Make an easy position for your legs to easily insert your finger into your vagina. Something like stand on one leg and other leg lifted up.
  • With the help of voluntary bowel movement try to push out the tampon. In some cases, it might be enough step to remove the stuck tampon.
  • If by pushing also it's not possible then take a deep breathe and relax your muscles.
  • Carefully insert a finger to locate a tampon into your vagina. The vagina is 3 to 4 inches deep. Slowly insert a finger with a circular motion for any sign of tampon. 
  • Once you find where the tampon is stuck, insert another finger and try to grasp the tampon or its string.
  • Pull the tampon out very carefully
You can use a lubricant to insert the tampon through the finger and to easily remove the tampon. Do not use any foreign instrument like tweezers to remove the tampon.

What If A Tampon Is Unremoved


Tampon stuck in your vagina for a long time can put you at the risk of developing the serious infection or  Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). TSS is not a thing in every case but longer the tampon, greater the risk.


Share what has worked best for you? in the comment section.

Monday, 8 October 2018

Foods Rich In Antioxidants

As I said in my last article I will write the next article on Foods rich in Antioxidants. I am back with your most frequently asked question by healthy diet seekers. What foods are rich in antioxidants?

Sometimes the immune system had failed to insure the body with the defense mechanism. Antioxidants insure the body free from harmful free radicals. I had already discussed in detail about free radicals, so today I will let you know more about Antioxidants.
You have been chasing your tail all day getting healthy and fit body but actually achieving too little unless your diet is proper.




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Antioxidants main role is providing the defense mechanism against free radicals. A diet high in antioxidants will help keep you away from many diseases.

Free radicals are the major responsible factor in a person's aging. Damage caused by the overload of free radical over time becomes irreversible and causing certain diseases like heart disease


What Foods Are Rich In Antioxidants



Strawberries

Strawberries are packed with loads of Vitamin C and other antioxidants. Antioxidants in strawberries are found to reduce the risk of cancer, LDL cholesterol and protects the heart.


Blueberries

Blueberries contain antioxidants in the form of anthocyanins which fight against the cancerous cells. Blueberries also loaded with Vitamin C and K and manganese that help protect heart diseases and some age-related memory loss.


Dark Chocolate

Against all odds, very few people will reject dark chocolates. You will get another reason to put chocolates on grocery bucket because dark chocolates get famed with flavonoid antioxidants that's called 'flavonols'. These flavonols help to lower blood pressures and alleviates the diabetes risk.


Walnuts

Walnuts are richest in antioxidants activity than any other common nuts. Antioxidant in walnut is alpha-linolenic acid, a type of omega-3 fatty acids. Walnuts are famous for proteins, fibers, unsaturated fats(healthy fats) along with antioxidants. Everyday walnut can keep your heart and brain healthy.

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Cherries

Here again anthocyanin antioxidants play an important role in reducing inflammation and cholesterol levels. Cherries contain melatonin which aids treat insomnia. Antioxidants in cherries show anti-aging properties.


Cranberries

Cranberries are often referred to as super food. Cranberries possess atypical antioxidants like proanthocyanins or PACs that keeps bacteria away and thus prevents us from urinary tract infections, certain types of cancers, other infections and makes immune strong.


Blackberries

These blackberries contain antioxidants in the format of 'polyphenols' a plant compound which is responsible for slowing the aging and cognitive impairment as age grows.


Pecans

Pecan contains more than 20 minerals and vitamins, thereby makes it a powerful antioxidant source. Pecans bursts with powerful manganese which fights for age-defying antioxidant powers to keep skin firm. Eating pecans daily reduces bad LDL cholesterols and increases the good amount of antioxidants.


Raspberries

Raspberries along with sweetened taste contain the high level of antioxidants like 'ellagitannins' which fights against heart diseases and cancer cells.


Almonds

Almonds are the good source of Vitamin E, magnesium, copper and proteins. Almond also contain 'good' unsaturated fatty acids along with other minerals and antioxidants. Almond reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.


Avocado

Avocados are full of essential Vitamin A and D and essential fatty acids which keeps skin healthy and young. You can read more about Avocado health benefits here.


Green Leafy Vegetables

All fresh green leafy vegetables are very good sources of Antioxidants. Spinach, kale, brocoli, etc are rich in Vitamin A, C, E and K and contains abundance of carotenoids. These all nutrients boosts immunity and nourishes the body.

Antioxidant Food Benefits

In the last article of Antioxidants facts, I had already discussed different types of antioxidants. We always head towards healthy diets regardless of knowing how this mysterious compound called "Antioxidant" benefit us. So today let me straight go to list of antioxidant Benefits.


  • Makes you look younger than before
  • Keep your immune system up and active
  • Gives you essential nutrient
  • Functions body properly
  • Improves eyesight
  • Protects from diseases like cardiovascular disorders, kidney disorders, etc
  • Improves brain function and enhances memory power


Does Body Produce Antioxidants?

Yes, our body produces antioxidants but not enough to protect against the cumulative free radicals.


Antioxidant Supplements

If your diet doesn't permit (due to lack of time or lack of availability) a good source of antioxidants can be brought to your ways via Antioxidant supplements. Here I will focus on few readily available antioxidant supplements below.


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  1. GNC Vitamin C Caplets. This contains 1000 mg of Ascorbic Acid or Vitamin C which gives the daily recommended value of vitamin C and also provides you with bioflavonoids which is essential to protect your immune system and for glowing skin. (100% Vegetarian, No added flavors, No added colors) Here is the link to buy- https://amzn.to/2OcX6dk





Antioxidant-Supplements2. INLIFE Antioxidants Supplement. This Antioxidant supplement tablet contains grape seed extracts and green tea extract which strengthen your immunity and keep you healthy all the time. This container contains 60 Tablets, take everyday one for the best result. In this, you will get Green tea extract 25 mg, Grape Seed Extract 10mg, Vitamin C 25 mg, and other mineral and antioxidants as well.  And with this all, it will cost you only Rs. 400/- for two months. 






Sources:

https://www.health.com/food/top-foods-with-antioxidants

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