Learn To Ignore The Untruthful Misconceptions About Women's Health That Can Harm You Easily

Date April 6, 2018 15:08

During a recent study, American scientists found out that about 40% of women have a poor idea of their organism structure. Insufficient knowledge often leads to the fact that we believe in different myths and follow the dubious life hacks from the internet. The most worrying is that many of these tips and misconceptions can seriously harm our body and well-being.

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Most common misconceptions

That is why we have prepared seven common myths about women's health which can lead to disastrous consequences, unless you truly perceive they are wrong.

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1. There are no remedies for menstrual pains.

Statistics shows that about 59% of women experience severe pain during menstruation. 20% of them said that this significantly influences their work. This is the reason why they prefer not to leave the house in the first days of menstruation. However, there are several ways to cope with the unpleasant feelings.

Studies have confirmed that exclusion of coffee and alcohol from the diet, as well as warm compresses and bed rest, help reduce the pain significantly. At the same time, many women consider this phenomenon a normal state. In fact, they are deeply mistaken. If you can’t endure your menstrual pain anymore, be sure to contact your doctor for treatment.

2. Tampons can be left overnight.

Well-informed manufacturers of personal care products warn that the use of tampons can provoke a syndrome of toxic shock. Despite the fact that this is an extremely rare pathological condition, it can end in a fatal outcome. If you sleep more than 7-8 hours, it is not recommended to leave a tampon at night. This puts you at great risk.

3. All the infections appear due to poor hygiene.

Female genitals have special environment that is peculiar for its ability to kill bad bacteria and preserve good. If the acidity (pH level) is lower or higher than normal, it will be easier for harmful bacteria to multiply, which becomes the cause of the decay, unpleasant odor, irritation, and infections. Many shower gels and soap can disrupt the natural acidity of the environment, so that infection often occurs due to the neglect of hygiene. Choose the products that do not affect the pH level, but rather use ordinary warm water for moisturizing and cleansing the skin.

4. Birth control pills have no side effects.

Many women are confident that contraceptives that are taken orally are an easy and safe way to protect yourself from unwanted pregnancies. However, their regular use can cause changes in the body, which can lead to serious consequences. The most common side effects of contraceptive pills include nausea, sudden mood swings, menstrual irregularities, and headaches. Complications, such as increased blood pressure and blood sugar levels, as well as loss of consciousness, should in no case be ignored.


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5. Miscarriages are a rarity.

Some girls think that miscarriage is a rare phenomenon, which, most likely, will bypass them. At the same time, the results of the study indicate the opposite. According to statistics, about 17% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. That is why it is extremely important to pay special attention to your health during the period of childbearing. Often miscarriages or spontaneous abortions from the indicated 17% occur in the early stages and remain unnoticed.

6. You can’t get pregnant during and immediately after taking the contraceptive.

Indeed, many women can’t become pregnant even after a few months after they stop taking oral contraceptives. However, a study, in which almost 60,000 girls took part, showed that approximately 20% of the subjects could become pregnant one month after the withdrawal of the tablets. Do not forget that during the reception of contraceptives there is also a small probability of unwanted pregnancy. Often, the reason lies in improperly selected contraceptives, so carefully monitor any changes in your body and promptly consult a doctor.

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7. Menstrual pain will disappear after pregnancy.

The myth that pregnancy and childbirth treats all female diseases is another common misconception. Indeed, some girls notice reduction of a menstrual pain in the first cycles after child delivery. However, the unpleasant sensations soon come back. It should be remembered that the body of every woman is individual, and what your friend may be facing does not necessarily happen to you.

Take care of yourself

Many myths and tips from the internet can not only have no effect, but also seriously harm your health. So it is extremely important to have a broad understanding of the anatomy and physiology of your body. Share this useful information with your friends, and perhaps one day it will save them from the probable problems.

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This article is solely for informational purposes. Before using any of the information provided above, consult a certified specialist. Use of the information outlined above can be harmful to health. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for harm or other consequences that may result from the use of the information provided above.

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