Periods (menstruation) is a topic on which even today Indian women and girls do not like to talk openly. The things that she has heard from her mother and grandmother about menstruation, she is following them as the truth. Due to this, they have to face serious health problems at times. Many things like not going to the kitchen during periods, not touching sour things, not going to the temple, and not doing any kind of physical activities. So today we will learn about the truth behind these assumptions.
1. Period should be of 4-5 days
We all must have heard this hundred times that the period should be at least four days. There is a problem if it is less than this, but it is only a myth because every woman's menstrual cycle is different. It only depends on the health of the woman that how many days will she get her period.
2. Dirty blood comes out of the body during periods
Apart from the urban areas, even today in villages it is believed that the blood that comes out during periods is dirty. However, it is not like that. Period blood is neither dirty nor does it remove toxins from the body. It is simply a physical process.
3. Forbidden to touch sour things
It is also a belief that women should not eat sour things during periods. There is no such science that says that eating or touching sour things during periods does any harm. Yes, but eating a balanced and healthy diet provides great relief in abdominal pain and cramps during this period.
4. Not doing physical activities
Another such belief, it is important to know the truth behind it. It is believed that running or jumping will cause more pain, while the truth is just the opposite. Rather, due to excessive rest, the blood circulation of the body is not done properly and the pain is also high. At the same time, by being physically active, the flow of blood and oxygen will continue properly, which does not cause abdominal pain or cramps.
5. You Can't Get Pregnant During Periods
It is not completely true. If the sperm remains inside the vagina during intercourse, then it remains alive for seven days. This means there is a possibility of pregnancy for the next seven days, so use safe methods even during periods.