Dr. Vikas Chothe on menstrual hygiene- 2


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  • Talking PointsTreatment of mild premenstrual disorders begins with 2-3 months of lifestyle changes during the same time that the woman is charting her symptoms [Johnson SR]. Based on medical history, the modifications can include:an increase of complex carbohydrates (whole grains, fruits, vegetables), water, nutritional supplements (Vitamin B6, Vitamin E)a decrease in salt, refined sugar, caffeine, alcohol, smokingReferencesJohnson SR: Premenstrual syndrome, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and beyond: a clinical primer for practitioners. Obstet Gynecol. 2004;104(4):845-59.- - -Original content for this slide was developed based on ARHP’s A Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians: Managing Premenstrual Symptoms reviewed by Andrew Kaunitz, MD, Emily Rowe, PharmD, Sharon MyojiSchnare, RN, FNP, CNM, MSN, FAANP in June 2008. Original funding received from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals through an educational grant. Last reviewed/updated by Andrew Kaunitz, MD, Emily Rowe, PharmD, Sharon MyojiSchnare, RN, FNP, CNM, MSN, FAANP in June 2008. This slide is available at www.arhp.org/core.
  • Dr. Vikas Chothe on menstrual hygiene- 2

    1. 1. ‘ nLiten yourself ’Menstrual Health and Hygiene - Dr. Vikas Chothe ( MD Sch. PGDEMS )
    2. 2. HygieneFrom Head to Toe
    3. 3. Hygiene From the Greek word “hygies” Meaning “healthy, sound”
    4. 4. MENSTRUAL HYGIENE Menstrual hygiene is very important to prevent infection, local itching & bad odor. “good personal hygiene” will keep you confident during these days.
    5. 5. What is Personal Hygiene? •Regular Routine of Personal Care •Washing and Grooming daily
    6. 6. Take bath daily
    7. 7. Hair  Brushing your hair cleans and stimulates hair and scalp.  Comb hair daily.  Shampoo regularly
    8. 8. Fingernails and Toenails File fingernails in one direction Cut toenails straight– never cut into corners Protect against ingrown toenails by avoiding tight shoes, very high heels
    9. 9. Acne What makes pimples worse? Oil-based makeup, suntan oil, hair jells and spray. For girls, menstruation Squeezing or picking at blemishes Hard scrubbing of the skin
    10. 10. Pimples Myths1: Does chocolate cause acne?A: NO2: Does Extra washing help clear pimples?A: No, the extra scrubbingirritates skin and could makethem worse.3: Does acne leave scars?A: Yes, you can reduce thescarring by NOT PICKINGand avoid excessive scrubbing.
    11. 11. Change and washyour sleepwear andpillowcase regularly. Change clothes daily.
    12. 12. Wear cotton undergarmentsinstead of synthetic ones.
    13. 13. Sanitary napkinsshould bechanged at leastevery 4 hours orevery time yougo to thebathroom.
    14. 14. -If cloth is used ,it should be washedwell before reuse, and not used for morethan three months.-Cloth should be very soft .Rough orthick cloth can cause irritation & itching.-Always wipe from front to the back.
    15. 15. Wash with soap &waterbefore and after changing your padand urination.
    16. 16. Keep the areabetween the legs dry To avoid soreness and chaffing
    17. 17. Do not hold back urine when youwant to urinate, as it causes stasisin the bladder and promotesinfection .
    18. 18. The three pillars of healthy life[Charak Samhita, Su, 11:35]: Ahar Nidra (regular sleep) Brahmacharya (Abstinence form drugs, alcohol, and physical relationships) Healthy parent-daughter relationship.
    19. 19. A balanced dietAdolescent girls have high needs of energybecause their bodies are growing and they arephysically active.
    20. 20. Take citrus fruits
    21. 21. Then iron rich foodto compensate for the blood loss and prevent anemia.
    22. 22. Calcium rich food To strengthen bones
    23. 23. Calcium helpsto alleviatesome of thesymptomsassociated withPMS
    24. 24. Drink plenty of water for goodamount of urine.
    25. 25. There are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ foods – it is the overall balance of the diet that is important.herbal teas
    26. 26. Dietary Changes Eat frequent and smaller portions of foods high in complex carbohydratesJohnson SR. Obstet Gynecol. 2004.
    27. 27. Warm bath or heating pad helpsin cramps…
    28. 28. Manya and kati vasti
    29. 29. Stress can affect the length between periods. Hence…Stress management
    30. 30. YogaThe Science of Life
    31. 31. Asanas …
    32. 32. Yogasanas for PMS•Tikonasana•Sarvangasana•Halasana•Virabhadrasana•Tadasana•Uttanasana
    33. 33. Benefits of yoga…• develops better posture• improve self-esteem• lower stress• release muscle tension• increase flexibility• to control the vrittis [propensities]
    34. 34. • Myth: Females who are menstruating cannot exercise (including swimming) until it is over.• Fact: False, it is possible to exercise when menstruating including swimming. During menstruation, a girl can do any activities she normally does. Copyright : Dr. Chothe. V.R
    35. 35. Brisk walk and mild exercise
    36. 36. Meditation "Watching your breath"
    37. 37. Disposal of napkins …..We use sanitary napkins for our convenience and dispose them offrandomly in the bin, or in the toilet sparing little thought to what happens after…..
    38. 38. Our rag pickers have to handle badly wrapped or unwrapped napkins or the plumber is caught in embarrassing situation when drainage gets choked.
    39. 39. Sanitary Towel Disposal Bags
    40. 40. Preparing newspaper bags with recyclable newspaper, glue, and thread helps indisposing sanitary napkins in a healthy, environmentally friendly, wastepicker friendly way
    41. 41. Be prepared for menstruation. Keep track of your periods on a calendar. Carry a pad in purse or backpack a couple days before you expect your period. Change pads every few hours as needed. Do NOT flush pads, throw in waste basket after wrapping in paper bags.
    42. 42. nLiten yourself
    43. 43. Thank you