Get relief from period pain with 5 tips and tricks

80 percent of women experience pain during menstruation at some point in their lives. Pain is considered to be a part of menstruation.

Period cramps are caused by the hormone-like lipids called prostaglandins that make your uterus contract to help get rid of its lining. Prostaglandins are also involved in the pain and inflammation responses.

You can manage your period pain through some lifestyle changes.

Stay hydrated: Sometimes muscle cramps are caused due to dehydration. Your body loses water, salt and minerals through sweating. Drinking plenty of water may help prevent the cramps. You can also add fruit juices to your diet that will keep your body hydrated.

Exercise: Doing physical exercises prevent the pain, exercises like running, swimming, yoga can help you relieve the pain. Hormones like endorphins and serotonin are released through exercising which acts as a natural pain-killers.

Healthy diet: Taking a healthy diet is very important during periods, eating foods that decrease inflammation in the body will help to tame the period cramps. These foods include nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables (especially green leafy veggies), etc.

Massage: Massaging with lavender, clary sage and marjoram oil on the abdomen helps relieve the pain. These essential-oils have pain killing compounds.

Heat helps: Nowadays, you don’t need to plug in to get the warm, relaxing relief. Rechargeable cordless heat wraps or disposable heat wraps designed especially for period cramps helps relieve the pain.

Disclaimer: This article / content is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.

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