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Menstrual Disorder Diet

Menstrual disorders are common problems faced by most women at some time or the other in their lives. In some women the symptoms of these menstrual disorders are quite mild and require no treatment. However, in others, the symptoms could be very severe, causing women to seek medical attention. There are medicines that can help treat menstrual problems like pain, heavy flow and cramps. However, since there are certain side effects that have been associated with this condition, most women prefer using home or natural treatment options instead.

Diet plays an important role in a woman’s overall health, including her menstrual problems. Hence, women who face menstrual problems on a regular basis may be advised to follow a menstrual disorder diet plan.

What Is A Menstrual Disorder Diet Plan?

Like the name suggests, a menstrual disorder diet plan is an eating program, which helps women overcome the pain and discomfort they may face during their periods, without any medication. This menstrual problems diet mainly includes those meals that can help relieve stomach pain, back pain, bloating, heaviness and abdominal cramps. These foods are not only effective in relieving a woman’s pain, but they also known to have fewer side effects. Since there are different types of menstrual disorders that women suffer from, there may be different foods that are included in a menstrual disorder meal for various women. Thus the menstrual disorder diet plan would vary according to the symptoms that the woman in experiencing.

Women who face the problem or irregular periods may be advised to follow a menstrual cycle diet, which contains foods like:

  • Raw grapes or grape juice to be consumed every day
  • Parsley, which can be added to most menstrual disorder diet recipes. Alternately, women can also drink a glass of parsley juice once a day. 
  • Carrots, since they are high in nutrients and help improve overall health 
  • Papaya or papaya juice to be consumed daily, in order to regularize the cycle 
  • Bitter gourd is great for commencing periods and should be consumed once or even up to twice a day

Women who face the problem of excess bleeding may be advised to follow a heavy menstrual flow diet, which primarily comprises:

  • Peaches 
  • Carrots or carrot juice, mixed with apple juice 
  • Ginger 
  • Raspberry tea leaf 
  • Berries like cranberries, blueberries and strawberries

There are several different menstrual disorder diet recipes that are easily available through various resources. However, it is best to consult a doctor before using any of them. In fact some of the symptoms of menstrual disorders could in fact be an indication of an underlying condition and therefore, all such signs should be checked by a doctor.

Submitted on May 2, 2011