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8 Ways To Stop Period Cramps

Over half of women who menstruate experience period pain for one to two days every month. Even though period pain can mean headaches or genital discomfort,the pain is typically caused by menstrual cramps.

Menstrual cramps occur when your uterus contracts to shed the uterine lining. This can cause pain in your stomach,lower back,groin or upper thighs. It is important to that these ways won't always work especially for chronic conditions. The following are the ways that can aid you during your period.

1. Try dietary supplements. Vitamin D can help your body absorb calcium and reduce inflammation.Vitamin E and magnesium are other supplements that can help. Take supplements everyday not just during your period because supplements interact with medications.

2. Apply heat. A little heat can help your muscles relax,improve blood flow and relief tension.Try taking a hot shower or relax in a hot bath.

3. Exercise. Gentle exercise reduces endorphins that make you feel happy,reduce pain and relax your muscles. Stretching or walking might be all you need to get better.

4. Reduce stress. Stress make cramps worse. Use stress relief techniques like medication,deep breathing yoga or your own favorite way to relieve stress. Simply close your eyes,take a deep breath and imagine a calm,safe place that is significant to you.

5. Try alternative medicine. Some people find relief with alternative medicine practices such as acupuncture and acupressure. Acupuncture is a practice that stimulates the body by placing needles in the skin. Acupressure stimulates the body without needles by putting pressure on certain points of the body.

6. Drink more water. Drinking water can reduce bloating during your period and alleviate some of the pain causes. Drinking hot water also can increase blood flow throughout your body and relax your muscles.

7. Eat anti-inflammatory foods. Anti-inflammatory foods can help promote blood flow and relax your uterus. Trying eating berries, tomatoes, pineapples and spices like turmeric, ginger or garlic.

8. Start hormonal birth control. Hormonal birth control regulates the length and frequency of your period. Balancing your estrogen and progesterone helps thin the uterine lining so it sheds more easily.

Content created and supplied by: ErnestRotich (via Opera News )

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