What are female discomforts?

Women's reproductive organs make up a complex system that may cause various female discomforts at different stages of life. Knowing what these discomforts are and their causes may help you to identify the simple symptoms that affect your body and to know when to visit your doctor for a professional diagnosis.

Frequent symptoms

Women can suffer from many, diverse discomforts during their reproductive lives. Symptoms vary with age and for each person.

Fighting discomforts

Many female discomforts are natural and often times they influence the way women feel emotionally and mentally. There are some natural alternative remedies that can provide relief.

Relaxation techniques

The following simple and easy-to-do techniques can be excellent in helping to relieve the discomforts associated with PMS, pregnancy and menopause.

Exercising to relieve aches

One of the best ways to relax the body and mind –a basic treatment for female discomforts– is physical exercise. A guide with the exercises specifically recommended for pregnant women and women undergoing menopause hass been put together for you.

Harmonizing yoga

In Sanskrit means harmonizing your body, spirit and mind. Yoga exercises work on all the various systems of the body and provide a number of benefits for women; helping to relieve discomforts brought on by menstruation, pregnancy and menopause.

Reflexology for her

Reflexology is an ancient healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the body –especially on the feet– that correspond to the body's organs and glands. Stimulating and applying pressure to the feet may be effective in helping relieve many symptoms of female discomforts.

Curing caresses

Giving yourself massages on specific areas is a great gift for your body and soul. Massages can help to release tension and relieve discomforts brought on by your menstrual period.

Purifying and protecting massages

Lymphatic draining massage is mainly made up of slow, circular movements applied to the lymphatic circulatory system. This technique helps to eliminate toxins from the body and increase the immune system to protect the organism from disease.

The power of water

Hydrotherapy is one of the most effective natural therapies to treat female discomforts. It helps you to relax and fight against the tension brought on by hormonal changes.

More alternatives

Many female discomforts affect women's emotions. Colors, crystals, art and laughing can work as natural therapies to lift up the spirits and fight against the symptoms.

Nature's way of taking care of a woman

Many medicinal plants can make up effective remedies to relieve female discomforts. Essential oils made from herbs and flowers, mentioned in Essential Oils from A to Z box, are used topically, according to aromatherapy recommendations, and help the overall well-being of women.

Feminine caring foods

A balanced diet is the key stone for good health. Increasing consumption of essential fatty acids and the amounts of vitamins and minerals in the daily diet may help to relieve many of the discomforts suffered by women.

Foods for those “difficult” days

Bothersome PMS symptoms and menstrual pains can be prevented and eliminated with a healthy diet, that includes a balance in essential nutrients and certain foods that fortify the female reproductive system.

Foods during pregnancy

A balanced diet and keeping the mother healthy during conception and throughout pregnancy are crucial for a baby's growth in the uterus. Here's a recommended diet for future mommy and baby.

Foods for menopause

When we reach 50 our production of estrogen and progesterone lowers and most women have their last menstrual cycle. These changes can present a number of effects; changes in mood, hot flashes, anxiety and other symptoms.