Ways to Get Rid of Period Cramps
Menstrual cramps can be very painful sometimes, below are a few remedies to get relieved from these pains.
Being hydrated may not restrain your cramps directly but can help with reducing bloating. When you are nearing to your period, it is suggested that you should drink plenty of water. Avoiding alcohol and lowering down the consumption of salt are recommended as these two can pull out water from your system.
Avoiding fried foods (potato chips, doughnuts etc.) can help a lot. It is recommended to go for a diet which is rich is fiber and low fat.
Caffeine can make your cramps worse; you should avoid intake of coffee in any form instead switch to a smoothie packed with veggies.
You can take a painkiller to get relief from the pain, but make sure that these medicines that you might want to take are discussed with your gynecologist before you use them.
- Heat as a cure
Usage of heat pads, heat wraps (rechargeable or disposable) can really help to deal with these cramps.
Exercise release brain chemicals that can make you feel good. Taking a walk, jumping, yoga, etc. can make you feel good.
Belly massage can help you feel better It is recommended to use essential oils as they have pain killing compounds.
Touching key parts on your belly, feet, back, fleshy parts between thumb and index finger that can help relive aches and pains, seek help of expert to help you find those points.
- Proper sleep
Sleep may be a problem during period because of cramps, you can try different positions to sleep, avoid usage of smartphones during bedtime and focus on following proper bedtime routine.
Warm water bath can really help you calm your muscles and mind.