How to relieve menstrual cramps

Almost all women experience menstrual cramps during the first few days of their period. This is because the uterus contracts as blood is expelled. In addition to severe abdominal pain, these cramps may be accompanied by nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and headaches, among other discomforts. Many times, it is impossible to carry out our daily activities because of the pain.

Since very severe pain can be a symptom of a more serious problem, it is recommended that you consult a doctor. However, there are some things you can do to ease the pain and feel better during these days.

Before

you take any pain medication, it is recommended that you consult your doctor. Ibuprofen, naxoprene, and acetaminophen are over-the-counter drugs that have pain-relieving properties and therefore can help relieve the symptoms of the first few days of menstruation.

As for dosage, follow the instructions of your doctor and the drug. An alternative pain reliever is CBD oil. This oil is a compound extracted from the cannabis plant that has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. It not only calms menstrual cramps but also relaxes the muscles and relieves nausea and vomiting.

CBD should be consumed in small doses that can be progressively increased over time. However, a few drops will be enough to ease the pain.

Home RemediesOne

of the ways to relieve menstrual pain is to do exercises that promote stretching of the abdomen. This will help the muscles relax and decrease the pain.

Some yoga postures, such as the Sun Salutation, will also bring relief. After exercising, place a heating pad on your abdomen to reduce cramping and massage your wind. A warm bath will help you relax and make menstrual cramps less intense. A balanced diet, including magnesium or vitamin B1, is recommended to reduce menstrual cramps.

In addition, certain foods will give you energy and therefore help you to cope with these days in the best possible way. Eating seeds and nuts, bananas, chocolate, broccoli and fish will provide the nutrients needed to relieve your pain. Avoid coffee consumption as it makes it difficult to absorb minerals and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Tea, especially chamomile, will help you deflate and make you feel better.

Many times, menstrual cramps prevent us from carrying out our daily routine. The discomfort caused by our periods is so great that we just want to lie down and rest. However, with the help of painkillers, traditional or alternative, and some home remedies we can cope with these days to regain energy and feel better. A balanced diet that avoids coffee consumption will make us better prepared to face these days without letting it affect our lives.

On the other hand, keeping ourselves hydrated and exercising our abdomen will alleviate our discomfort.

Felicity Paquette
Felicity Paquette

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