Ways to Tackle Period Pain

Ways to Tackle Period Pain

Period pain or menstrual cramps occur from time to time when your uterus contracts to shed the uterine lining, causing low back, abdominal, groin, and upper thigh pain. The good news is that such cramps can be relieved with over-the-counter medications and home remedies, although dealing with cramps can be very frustrating and painful. It is necessary to understand that such techniques don’t always work, but they can provide mild to moderate relief from period pain.

1. Hydration is the key

Menstrual cramps become worse due to bloating. Sufficient water intake reduces the discomfort and alleviates the pain during such times. Also, drinking hot water increase the flow of blood all over the body and relaxes the muscles. This minimizes the menstrual pain caused by the contraction of the uterus.

2. Anti-inflammatory foods

Foods rich in anti-inflammatory properties such as turmeric, garlic, ginger, leafy vegetables and fatty fish like salmon promote blood flow to your uterus and reduce inflammation. These are internally soothing and help to reduce the cramps during menstrual cycles.

3. Dietary supplements

Supplements like vitamin D make it easier for your body to absorb calcium, and other supplements such as omega-3 capsules, magnesium, and vitamin E reduce inflammation and reduce your period pain. Although it is recommended to consult your doctor before starting to have such supplements.

4. Keep stretching

Even minimal exercises release endorphins and make you feel good, relax your muscles and reduce the cramps. Mild and gentle stretching, walking, or yoga might be the simplest and most effective solutions you need to feel better.

5. Control your taste buds

Grabbing a bite of brownie or French fries may sound yummy. Sugary foods and salted food items increase bloating, making muscle pain worse. Try to snack on healthy options like bananas or other fruits to satisfy your sugar cravings. You can also opt for unsalted nuts to treat your taste buds.

6. Try alternate solutions

Giving a fair try to therapies such as acupuncture or acupressure might also help. These techniques apply pressure on specific body points, which helps relax and release muscle tension and increase blood flow throughout the body.

Suppose you’ve tried and tested almost all the ways mentioned above to ease your menstrual cramps and still have painful periods; talk to your gynaecologist. Your doctor is the only right person to prescribe more potent treatments for menstrual cramps and help you tackle this issue.

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