You’re at it again.
It’s the sore and uncomfortable feeling that makes you always hunching over and holding your stomach.
It’s the feeling that something is squeezing and tightening below your stomach, – menstrual cramps or primary dysmenorrhea.
It comes and goes with every period and you’re bent on stopping it forever. Any hope?
Well, this little piece will help you relieve it whenever it comes striking.
Can we get into it?
How To Relieve Menstrual Cramps.
Are you determined to end what makes you hold your stomach in pain?
Food is a very important part of your physical well-being. It is no news that the better your food is, the healthier you be.
Healthy food is not heavy food, when you have primary dysmenorrhea, I’ll advise you to forget about junks and focus on fruits.
White bread, pasta, and sugar are foods that are also reportedly awful for your painful cramps.
Also, alcohol and cigars should be avoided as your dysmenorrhea hates things related to alcohol, tobacco, caffeine.
As caffeine may come in many forms, you are advised to cut down on foods like coffee, tea, soda and energy drinks which usually contains caffeine.
In addition to eating good food, drinking water moderately is also good for your cramps and helps relieve pain.
Use Over-the-counter Painkillers.
If you are a person who uses medicines a lot (unlike me), then over the counter prescriptions will be a good option for you.
Painkillers like aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen may help relieve pain during menstruation.
However, beware of Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) as they may trigger other conditions such as gastrointestinal ulcers.
You see it every time, everywhere that exercise is good for you.
The fact is, exercise is not only good for you but the greatest thing you can ever do for your body. As a matter of fact, exercise was a chief member of my checklist of tips for a healthy lifestyle.
When you exercise, your brain releases some chemicals known as endorphins that promote wellbeing.
When having menstrual cramps, exercising will ease the pain, and not add to it as you might have thought or have been told.
Advice: When next you’re having menstrual pain, get into the gym and do a workout. Also, running, jogging, walking and yoga are all examples of healthy exercises you can engage in to relieve menstrual cramps.
Did it ever occur to you that the menstrual cramps may be a sign of fatigue?
Or it might be you aren’t getting enough rest.
When you are trying to relieve menstrual cramps, it will be a great idea to have some rest. Resting will help you relax your muscles and relieve the pain.
If you feel a simple rest might not be enough to soothe that mild pain below your belly, then you should have a sound sleep.
If you are finding it difficult to sleep, that might even take you steps further from getting the desired relief.
When this is the case, you should try to…
Correct Sleep Issues.
Sleep is so important in every aspect of life and the importance of sleep are many.
In a study, it was revealed that women who are suffering from insomnia are more likely to suffer from primary dysmenorrhea than women who are not.
This is a great tip warning you of the relationship between adequate sleep and menstrual cramps.
If you suffer from menstrual cramps and you don’t get enough sleep, you should start to think that your sleeplessness may be a part of the problem.
If you suffer from insomnia and you are having cramps, developing healthy sleeping habits will greatly help.
Some Healthy Sleeping Habits.
Going to bed at the same time each day will help your body get accustomed to it and whenever it’s that time, your body will start to feel sleepy. This helps you sleep during bedtime.
Also, keeping off the television, smartphones, and computers from the sleeping room also helps in ensuring quick, sound sleep. Though it’s tempting to have these gadgets around your bedroom, it is also painful for your cramps to grow worse too!
If these simple sleeping habits fail to make the desired effect, you can also try other ways of treating insomnia. Remember, the best way to treat any illness is to see your doctor.
Get Into The Bath.
Sometimes, a hot bath is all that you need to relax those tense muscles and cure your cramps.
Bathing will help relax your muscles and relieve the pain from primary dysmenorrhea.
It is recommended to have a hot evening bath as this may even help you in sleeping easily, remember I said earlier that sleep helps to relieve pain from menstrual cramps.
If you just had a hot bath and the primary dysmenorrhea persists, try…
I’m not asking you to stand over a fire expecting the heat from it to relieve menstrual cramps, no!
Instead, use a heating pad or a bottle of hot water on your belly or lower back. This is a great and incredibly popular way to relieve menstrual cramps naturally.
According to on health, a study involving women between the ages of 18 and 30 saw that that woman who used heat patches got the same relief as women who relied on over-the-counter medication.
Tip: If you can’t afford the pro heat patches (heating pad) or you don’t have it handy, you can use a warm towel or a warm bath.
Being in absolute health and wellness with the absence of all types of pain makes sound health.
Therefore, in order to achieve sound health, menstrual cramps must be relieved, and a good read through the article will teach you how.
Eating healthy, exercises, medication among others are among the listed tips.