How to treat pelvic inflammatory disease at home?
Well, well, well…what have we here? Looks like someone’s got themselves a case of pelvic inflammatory disease. Don’t fret! You’re not alone. This pesky inflammation affects nearly one million women every year in the United States alone. The good news is that with proper treatment and some TLC, you’ll be back to feeling your best in no time.
What is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)?
First things first – let’s discuss what exactly PID is and how it can affect you. Simply put, PID is an infection of the female reproductive organs usually caused by sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia or gonorrhea (we see you)!
The bacteria from these unwanted guests travel up into the fallopian tubes leading to pain and discomfort around your lower abdomen area giving you cramps worse than anything Aunt Flo could ever dish out.
Now that we’ve demystified what PUH-LIK IN-FLA-MUH-TOR-E DIZ-EAZ-IS, let’s get down to how we can give this bad boy a nice warm ‘adios’ from our system.
Step One: Rest
Listen closely ladies because this may be something foreign to us- Rest! For those who aren’t familiar with this four-letter word – It means Netflix binges combined with all-hours napping. Trust us on this one; rest will seriously help aid in putting your body right again.
When combating any disease as severe as PID it is important for our usual go-getter selves just to shut everything down sometimes so our bodies can focus on healing itself properly during distress times. It’s time for pampering yourself (damn straight!).
Here are some ways :
1.Binge-watch that latest show (or re-watch Friends yet again).
2.Take long baths or even better-hot showers!
3. Grab your favorite books and dive in it for hours!
4. Nap the day away (let’s be honest – this never gets old).
5. Invest ample amount of time to self-care (like taking long bubble baths with a cheeky glass of wine)
Step Two: A Healthy Diet
You know what they say, “You are what you eat.” In fact, research shows that food can have a direct impact on our immune system and its ability to fight off infections.
When dealing with PID, its crucial include certain essential nutrients in your diet to help nurse our tired bodies back quickly (quickly because we need that quarantine snacks)!
Here are some foods:
- Fresh Vegetables
- Citrus Fruits Rich in Vitamin C like Lemons, Oranges.
- Whole Grains/ Multi-grain Bread/ Brown Rice
- Low-Fat Dairy like Skimmed Milk or Yoghurt
- Lean Meat or Chicken Breasts
Additionally, making sure to avoid foods such as fatty & fried food dishes or sugary high caffeine-rich energy drinks and pastries would do no good for your fragile little dim sum heart during times when we need some extra care.
Step Three : Herbal Tea
Herbal Teas play an integral role while recovering from any health-related issue since ancient time. Why Not! Indeed! These beverages make great alternatees instead of liquid gold coffee bursting with greasy deliciousness.
The anti-inflammatory properties present ensures elimination harmful toxins thriving on within us along with various happy hormones releasing itself in every sip driving the negativity out (YOLO!).
Some Great alternatives herbal teas –
1.Pink Rose Petals Ginger tea-
Mix 7 pink rose petals into half-cup boiling water add ginger slices.
Add warmed honey one tablespoon per cup then leave it covered (`it smells heavenly).
2.Chamomile-Ginger-Peppermint Fusion Drink-
Add 2tbsp of fresh Chamomile flowers, ginger slices, peppermint leaves each in water
(let it simmer for 5-6 mins) post that strain out the liquid.
Relaxingly enjoy every sip.
Mixing natural hot water with lavender seeps into relaxation mode closing your count to Z’s.
Step Four: Pain Management
Pain can never be ignored; it’s like those dreaded ex-boyfriend who you always bump everywhere you go. It is crucial we tackle pain head-on (March forward warriors)!
Dodging traditional medical drugs can lead to dependency later as they cause more damage than good sometimes especially if having long term usage which could result in digestive issues and an array of side effects disrupting our usual system (ewwww).
Let us introduce some unconventional yet effective ways to manage pelvic inflammation pain:
Here are some!
1.Sitz Baths/Cold Compresses –
Sit on steaming warm or cold towel-draped pillow after soaking in salty bathwater diluted solution proven best work well for aching muscles soothing cramps away magically!
(Now let’s focus on this hack –)
2.Heat Therapy –
take a heat pack/towel used on painful areas (YES TO ALL FORMS OF HEATINESS !) Like good food these too work wonders.
Light stretching combined with yoga has been shown to help reduce pelvic inflammation ache by releasing hormones essentially fighting against them.
Fancy onsite massages anyone? Perfect opportunity & excuse why not treat yourself. A therapist specializes kneading techniques providing deep relief calming down those irritable nerves when needed most.- Like Blue-Ribbon chocolate cake minus calories!
All these alternatives options promote comfort and help alleviate tension around the area besides working its magic turning us Superwomen ready focusing all upping game!()Boom Boom.
Last Resort, Seek Medical Help!
Time passes by while you were wrapping yourself in a heated herbal-salt bath and indulging Gossip Girl episodes or even if stretching out patiently on the mat; still, it is important that we monitor any unfavorable symptoms as some conditions are unsupportive. ( Awareness Saves Lives people!)
In case of drastic worsening of scenarios like vomiting/diarrhea/increase unbearable pain/chills/ feverish perhaps there’s a possible chance for an emergency medical requirement- Without much thought trail call Dr.Bob (or whoever your one true physician niche)
Scheduling appointment without-delay would offer easing and comfort ensuring proper care.
To sum up all said & done:
PID might steal away our energy causing by making us feel miserable physically & mentally but with proper precautions the impact could be lessened to an extent where we can get back to performing daily chores biding adieu soon enough faster than ever!. Remember Ladies – our bodies are a temple; thus not hear anyone disrespecting it (au revoir PIDs!)