Cleanliness during your period

STAYING CLEAN AND FRESH DURING THAT TIME OF MONTH

Many women feel self-conscious during their period, but there is no reason to feel that way. Your period is a natural cycle that all women go through at some point in their lives.

Women today have lots of products to help them feel more comfortable when that little visitor comes to their house. Consider some of these products.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU CHANGE

Consider tampons, tampons are the most common menstrual hygiene product for women in America. Tampons are ideal tor the modern day woman because they are small and very easily used.

These tampons are soft and absorbent cotton inserts that are worn on the inside of the vagina to absorb the menstrual fluids that are discharged during a woman s period.

They are available in a variety of absorbency levels including light, regular, heavy, and super to coincide with the actual flow that a woman might experience.

They are easily concealed and disposable when they have completed their use. These tampons should be changed every seven or eight hours as needed.

CAUTION SHOULD BE USED

Be aware that special care should be taken to not wear a tampon longer than a period of eight hours.

Wearing one of these inserts that are more absorbent than you need or longer than you should can cause a condition called Toxic Shock Syndrome.

Sanitary Napkins

If tampons are not your cup of tea, maybe sanitary napkins are more in line with what you prefer.

These napkins or towels, whichever you prefer, can be worn inside of the underwear and come in various lengths and absorbency levels.

They are made of an absorbent material called cellulose and must be thrown away after use.

A few women use them as a second layer of protection in case the tampon they are wearing just happens to leak for some reason.

There are other women that just prefer the pads. Sometimes the tampons make them uncomfortable, they don’t particularly like the feel of the insert inside of their vagina.

Because they have a leak-proof plastic backing, disposable pads can trap smells more than most other hygiene options.

CLEAN YOUR BODY

Use a mild soap or body wash on your whole body, including your vulva, and rinse well.

You do not need to use a special soap during this time, this is only a way that stores try to get your money.

It is nothing more that a gimmick to make you feel self consciousness about you menstrual cycle.

A body is suppose to smell like a body and that includes genital that smell the way they are suppose to smell.

Please remember this one thing you should never clean inside your vagina, such as with douches.

Your vagina is a marvel of nature and it is a self-cleaning organ that naturally produces the right balance of mucus to flush out any contaminants, and a douche or wash can disrupt your bodys balance.

NEED SOME EXTRA PROTECTION

If you feel you need extra freshening between showers, try some baby wipes, unscented baby wipes will help get rid of odor.

Use the baby wipe just as you would toilet paper after visiting the bathroom. Wipe only on the outside of the vagina, never on the inside.

Discard the baby wipe in a trash can please, they cannot be flushed like toilet paper and will most likely stop up your drain.

Baby wipes are made for an infant’s skin so they should not irritate your body at all. Just in case you have a mild reaction to these wipes please discontinue use.

CHANGE YOUR UNDERWEAR

You can stay clean and avoid smells by changing your underwear regularly and also keep an eye out for leaks that may happen to slip through.

Be sure to wear cotton underwear. Cotton is a natural fabric that allows air to circulate properly, which can help prevent sweating and smell.

You should also avoid wearing thongs during your menstrual cycle, doing this can transfer germs and bacteria from you anus to the vagina and cause an infection.

Change your underwear if they become damp with sweat from working out or a buildup of fluid, or at least once a day.

CLEAN YOUR CLOTHING

Wash your clothing because at times body odor gets stronger during your menstrual cycle and can leave an unpleasant smell in them.

Just wash your clothing with the suggested amout of detergent, include all of your clothing including the underwear.

If blood gets on your clothing or sheets, rinse with cold water as soon as you are able to.

Treat them with a laundry pre-treatment product and let sit overnight. Wash them later with the rest of the laundry as usual.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Fight Against Coronary Artery Disease.

THE BATTLE CONTINUES

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States. The arteries that supply blood to heart muscles become very hard due to buildup of plaque on the inner walls, this in turn makes it difficult for people with the disease to pump enough blood to their hearts.

WHAT ARE Some RISK FACTORS

Risk factors include high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, lack of exercise, obesity, high blood cholesterol, poor diet, drinking excessive alcohol, family history, and depression, even job stress contributes to the risk of getting coronary artery disease.

Ways to greatly reduce the risk include eating a healthy diet, regularly exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, and not smoking. Remember smoking just one cigarette a day greatly increases your risk.

If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol, please take your medications as prescribed, this will reduce your chances of getting this condition greatly.

SYMPTOMS OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE

When plaque builds up, it narrows your coronary arteries, decreasing blood flow to your heart. Eventually, the decreased blood flow may cause chest pain (angina), shortness of breath, or other coronary artery disease signs and symptoms. A total restriction of blood can cause a heart attack.

Coronary artery disease can develop over decades, there’s a chance you might not even notice a problem until you have a significant blockage or a heart attack. There’s plenty you can do to prevent coronary artery disease. A healthy lifestyle can make a big impact.

Chest pain (angina). You may feel pressure or tightness in your chest, as if someone were standing on your chest. This pain, referred to as angina, usually occurs on the middle or left side of the chest. This is usually caused by physical or emotional stress.

The pain usually goes away within minutes after stopping the stressful activity. In some people, especially women, this pain may be fleeting or sharp and felt in the neck, arm or back.

Shortness of breath. If your heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs, you may develop shortness of breath or extreme fatigue.
Heart attack. A completely blocked coronary artery will cause a heart attack. The classic signs of a heart attack include crushing pressure in your chest and pain in your shoulder or arm, sometimes with shortness of breath and sweating.

Women are more likely than men to experience less typical signs and symptoms of a heart attack, such as neck or jaw pain. Sometimes a heart attack occurs without any apparent signs or symptoms.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE HAVING A HEART ATTACK

if you suspect you’re having a heart attack, call 911 or your local emergency number. If you don’t have access to emergency medical services, please get someone to drive you to the nearest hospital. Only drive yourself as a last resort.

REMEMBER THIS

f you have risk factors for coronary artery disease — such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, tobacco use, diabetes, a strong family history of heart disease or obesity, please talk to your doctor. He or she may give you a check up to get an in depth look into the condition.

IN CONCLUSION

There a many things that can be done to head off having to deal with coronary artery disease before it’s too far gone. Most of the things that have to be done only takes a little common sense.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Things that suck about spring!………guard yourself in the outdoors

SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

Can’t wait to get outside and feel the warm breeze on my skin and hear the sounds of birds as they dart in and out of the trees. Happy day, it’s spring again!

We all realize that spring is the season of growth. The flowers and trees bud out and show their beautiful colors, Spring is also known as the time of year for cleaning. What a relief, no more cabin fever!

What’s not to love about spring, the days start getting longer, the temperature is rising so we can put up our winter garments.

The smell of rain and flowers blooming, no more snow, we can all come out of hibernation now. The skies are blue, no more cold wintry days.
Is it me or do couples fall in love more in the spring? You can open the windows and let the house breathe a sigh of relief, wow it’s good to be alive!

As much as spring is for new beginnings, warm days and new-found love. It’s also a time for those little creepy crawlers that annoys us and make us wish it were winter again!

THINGS THAT “SUCK” ABOUT SPRING.

MOSQUITOES: OUR AIRBORNE ENEMIES
Our number one pest this time of year is probably the mosquito. It appears that these insects have an insatiable appetite for our blood.

Just a word about these little guys. Mosquitoes can cause sickness and death through the diseases they can carry.

Apart from disease mosquitoes also cause nuisance problems.

Mosquitoes infect over 300 million people a year with Malaria and Dengue, two of the life threatening diseases mosquitoes can carry.

It is sad but 800,000 will die from Malaria and another 20,000 from Dengue.

As much anguish and pain as mosquitoes cause, there are other pests just as bad or worse.

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