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Freeflow Fast Facts - Endometriosis

  Freeflow Fast Facts - Endometriosis Last month was Endometriosis awareness month, an important event as society all too often considers it a taboo. Charities like Endometriosis UK have worked tirelessly to raise awareness about this condition, especially because it affects 1 in 10 women. This blog will provide some information on endometriosis, specifically what it is, the symptoms, and the treatment that is available. Improving awareness is really important when it comes to this issue, so that its impact is not underestimated and people who may be suffering but may not know why can receive the help they need. What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes. It is a chronic and often debilitating condition that can cause painful or heavy periods. [1] It may also lead to infertility, fatigue and bowel and bladder problems. [2] Around 1.5 million women in t
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Freeflow’s Pamper Box – What’s inside?

  Freeflow’s Pamper Box – What’s inside? Freeflow’s Pamper Box is our most recent project, and our team has worked hard to include all sorts of goodies which will help you relax, whether you’re on your period or just feel like a pamper evening. Our box is 100% vegan friendly and all profits go towards donating menstrual products to girls in India who don’t have access to any, as well as running educational workshops to help reduce period poverty and break the stigma. We’ve included products from brands who have a similar ethos to ours, as well as biodegradable and vegan products. Below is some more specific information about the products you’ll find in our period pamper box. 1) Freda eco regular pads and 4 Freda eco night pads. -       These pads are biodegradable which is so important, especially because a big-brand pack of 14 menstrual pads contains the same amount of plastic as 5 carrier bags. Like us, Freda prioritise combatting period poverty and a portion of their profits go to

How does each method of contraception affect your menstrual cycle? A step-by-step guide

  How doe s each method of contraception affect your menstrual cycle? A step-by-step guide. By Kate McGreary Finding the right contraception option for you is really important, and it can take a bit of time before this happens. How  each option affects your menstrual cycle is a factor that a lot of people take into account when researching which contraception they want to try. This article outlines how each method of contraception can affect your menstrual cycle and will give you some more information on each option out there. One important thing to note is that contraception can affect a person’s body in different ways. There is not one universal experience with the combined pill for example. So be aware that this information is there as a guide rather than gospel - each experience with contraception is different for every individual. It’s important to find the one that works best for you! As a side note, for nearly all hormonal methods, irregular bleeding and spotting are more com

Freeflow fast facts – helpful tips for helping to relieve the side effects of menstruation

Freeflow fast facts – helpful tips for helping to relieve the side effects of menstruation By Kate McGreary Everyone’s period is different – some women have heavier flows, longer cycles and unfortunately more side effects. These can include stomach or back cramping, premenstrual syndrome (including symptoms like mood swings, irritability and anxiety) acne breakouts, bloating and finally breast swelling and tenderness. There are however multiple ways to target these irritating side effects - these tips and tricks are outlined below. 1)      Pain relief Over the counter pain medicine like paracetamol and ibuprofen are a good option to reach for if your cramps really start to bother you. There are also painkillers you can buy which are specifically targeted for period pain. If you’re really struggling with period pain however, you can book and appointment with your doctor and they may prescribe you with targeted period pain relief. 2)      Exercise And by this, I do not mean the i