- Myth: A period lasts only for a week.
The length of time one menstruates varies from one girl to the next. The average span is four to five days, but it's perfectly normal for a period to last from three to eight days.
- Myth: A great deal of blood is lost during one's period.
Though it may look as if you're losing a lot of blood, the amount of blood lost is actually only about four to six tablespoons! The amount of blood lost and how long a period lasts varies from month to month.
- Myth: Eating sour food will cause severe menstrual cramps.
The pain experienced is not caused by sour food but by the abnormal contractions of the uterine muscles as a result of a chemical imbalance in the body. Make sure to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Eating foods that are rich in vitamin B-complex, calcium, and iron is a must! Steer clear of foods that contain a lot of caffeine, sugar or salt, since they aggravate the pain.
- Myth: Physical activity is a definite no-no!
Don't be afraid to exercise! It has been proven that exercising regularly helps control PMS and cramps. Physical activity increases the supply of oxygen to the abdominal muscles; hence, lesser pain.
- Myth: Bathing during one's period is considered unhealthy.
Taking a bath is encouraged when you have your period to keep you clean and odor-free, as well as to avoid vaginal infection.
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