Most women will be able to think of a time when a physical or emotional symptom associated with their cycle has made them want to curl up into a ball and take the rest of the day off. But we don’t. Whether true or not, many women have been taught that their reproductive health issues are just something that they have to ‘deal with’ and get on with their lives. How many of us have gone to work even though we are experiencing pain from cramping and spend a very uncomfortable day at the office? How many women have experienced mood swings during menopause and hold themselves entirely to blame for not being able to ‘keep it together’ rather than taking some needed breathing space?
There are no right or wrong answers here, however, it could be worthwhile to examine how we look after ourselves when we have symptoms associated with our hormonal health. Maybe it is ok that we need extra help, time and nurturing when it comes to womens health. Whether you have a sprained ankle, the flu, or symptoms that are due to hormonal fluctuations each condition is worthy of the same level of attention and care.