Nausea is one of the symptoms of the approaching menstruation cycle. But sometimes people mistake it to be one of the pregnancy symptoms. Usually, nausea happens when the menstruation date is near and the feeling goes once the cycle starts. The reasons behind the menstruation cycle can be:
- Hormones: When the menstruation cycle is approaching or during the cycle, some women feel nauseous. The reason for this can be the hormone imbalance. During periods, the stomach releases more gastric juice. This gastric juice is acidic and is the reason for the nausea feeling. So, a change in hormone levels not only messes up your mood but also the gastric juice.
- Pain: Many women suffer from pain in different parts of their body during or before the menstruation cycle. These pains can be in the stomach, back, legs, or headache. Menstruation causes contraction in the uterus and cramps. Women feel nausea due to severe pain which is caused by the painful contraction.
- Migraines: Headache is another painful side effect of the menstruation cycle. These headaches or migraines can lead to nausea.
- Digestion: During periods, many women experience a disturbance in the digestive cycle. This disturbance may again lead to nausea or vomiting sometimes.
Home Remedies to control Nausea during Menstruation Cycle
Home remedies are useful almost always. Never underestimate the power of nature. Before technology and medical science, our ancestors used to deal with all this stuff using natural ingredients. Let’s take a look at what can be done to fix this problem of nausea using something from your kitchen:
- Mint Tea: Mint contains menthol which is helpful in curing nausea. Making mint tea is simple. Boil some water, add mint and after keeping it for 5 minutes add some lemon in it.
- Marshmallow: It only helps to reduce the indigestion problem but is also good for curing nausea.
- Ginger: Ginger is the first choice of many to get rid of nausea. Add some ginger to your tea or eat it raw, it will be useful.
- Lemon: Lemon is again a useful ingredient. Add it with mint tea or just with boiling water. It will help reduce the nausea.
- Hot water bag: it helps in reducing lower abdominal pain which is one of the causes of nausea.
- Healthy diet: make sure you are eating properly. Sometimes you don’t feel like eating during periods which may lead to nausea. Avoid eating oily and unhealthy food during this time.
- Cloves: It helps in reducing nausea and vomiting as well.
When to go to the Doctor or take medicine
If any of the home remedies are not working and your condition is getting worse, ladies it’s time to hit the hospital. You can also opt to take medicines if you don’t want to trouble your doctor too often and if the condition is not severe. Some of the easy and quick remedies are:
- Contraceptive pills: Contraceptive pills are good for maintaining the balance of the hormone level.
- Antacid tablet: Antacid tablets have quick and soothing effects.
- Counter pain killer: It helps to reduce abdominal pain hence increasing the body’s circulation and reducing nausea.
- Vitamin B6: It is recommended by doctors to cure nausea. It is important to the prescribed dosage only.