menstrual cramps

Get Rid of Menstrual Cramps Naturally

Many women experience cramps as a symptom of menstruation. They can be incredibly painful and in some cases incapacitating. Cramps are just one of a number of symptoms women will suffer from during menstruation, and they are one of the most debilitating as the pain can lead to nausea, vomiting and other unpleasant side-effects. Thankfully, in most cases, the severity of symptoms will decrease as you age.

 

How do I know if I have menstrual cramps?

  • Cramps in the lower abdomen, back and thighs
  • Headache
  • Fainting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue

 

How do I prevent menstrual cramps?

Unfortunately there is no guaranteed way to prevent menstrual cramping as it depends on the cycle. Some women will never experience cramps, others only mild cramping and still others will experience severe cramps and these symptoms may not be present with every cycle.

 

How can I treat menstrual cramps?

  • Eat some buckwheat; it will help to reduce heavy bleeding which can aggravate cramping.
  • Up your intake of high iron foods to help fight back anemia which can lead to fatigue.
  • Use a hot water bottle or heating pad on your abdomen to help relax the muscles and relieve cramps.
  • Drink lots of water to help flush out vasopressin which can cause cramps.
  • Eat basil and thyme in your foods; they contain a chemical called caffeic acid which helps to kill pain.
  • Cinnamon tea will help stop cramps.
  • Fennel tea will help improve circulation to the ovaries which will help soothe cramps.
  • Ginger helps with cramps and nausea; drink some ginger tea or eat ginger candy.
  • Staying warm will help fight back against cramping muscles.
  • Exercise before and after your period, but not during if you suffer from cramps.
  • Avoid tampons and stick to pads. Tampons can often cause cramps.
  • Take a warm bath and listen to soothing music.
  • If you’re on birth control, talk to your doctor about other options that may cause fewer symptoms during your period.
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