Having your periods during a crucial swimming competition, romantic holiday, honeymoon or an important social event can be a real dampener. Many women are exploring this option of delaying their periods during crucial events, as it becomes an unwanted hassle.
While it is best to not disrupt the natural hormonal cycle of the body, there are some simple and natural ways of delaying your menstruation with home remedies.
Ways To Delay Menstruation With Home Remedies
1. Birth Control Pills
The hormone progesterone is said to support menstruation. Keeping the progesterone levels high in your body will prevent menstruation from occurring. Progesterone tricks the brain into thinking that the body is pregnant and menstruation does not occur. Make sure you take a progesterone only mini pill to prevent your menses from occurring. Discuss the various possibilities with your doctor who can help you out.
While the use of tampons does not prevent menstruation from occurring, they are more hygienic and less messy to use especially if you are on your honeymoon or are participating in a swimming competition. In fact, many swimmers use tampons during swimming competitions as it is less messy and does not hinder with their ability to swim.
Pre-Poning The Period
Sometimes it is best to simply prepone the period rather than postpone it. This too can be done with the help of hormonal induction. You will however have to discuss the possibilities with your doctor for the same.
Ginger is very potent and is said to produce heat in the body. It is said that drinking strong ginger infused tea is said to accelerate the onset of the menstrual cycle. Often, drinking ginger tea can induce menstrual cramps and start the periods.
Parsley leaves are said to induce menstruation though there is no scientific data to back this. Have a few crushed parsley leaves, which have been infused in water or tea in order to induce and start menstruation.
5. Hot Foods
Ancient science has suggested that consumption of certain hot foods tends to start the periods and can result in painful cramps. These include hot and spicy foods that induce menstruation. Certain foods that produce heat like mangoes and papayas may also induce bleeding. That is why having these fruits during pregnancy is not usually recommended. Try increasing your intake of spicy food and fruits like papaya for an early start of the menstrual cycle.
6. Stress And Fasting
Some women are naturally able to delay their menstrual cycles due to extreme stress and fasting. However, this is not recommended as this can also prove to be dangerous to the body in several ways. Fasting can lead to severe malnutrition and extreme stress can take a toll on other health parameters as well.
At times, it is just advisable to not interfere with your natural menstrual cycle but to let it run its own natural course and allow it to occur. Women can plan their events in such a way so that their periods do not overly interfere with their plans and other social commitments.