Menstrual cramps refer to the pain experienced by the women in the lower abdomen before and during menstruation.
Although Cramps are a normal part of getting your period, but sometimes they get so painful and severe that it becomes hard to even do everyday things.
Apart from pain killers, there are some other effective measures you can take in combating this pain at home.
This is now you know and today in this video we will tell you the top 4 remedies to cure menstrual cramps –
- Heat Therapy
Placing a Hot water bottle or heating pad against the abdomen can relax the muscles and may ease the cramping and discomfort.
Also, soaking in a warm bath helps in relieving pain and will make you feel more relaxed.
- Avoid certain foods
To alleviate cramps and decrease tension during menstruation, you must avoid the foods that cause bloating and water retention. Some of these foods include fatty foods, alcohol, and carbonated beverages. Instead, you can try some fruits or soothing caffeine-free drinks like chamomile tea or ginger tea.
Although exercising before or during periods might not sound appealing to you but some yoga asana like pranayama and savasana can ease pain and help your body to relax.
Gentle exercise like walking, stretching increases the circulation to the pelvic region and also releases natural pain relievers endorphins that help in combating the cramps.
- Drink warm water
Drinking warm water helps in avoiding painful bloating during menstruation and increases the blood flow to the skin that helps in relaxing the cramped muscles.
Also, it keeps you hydrated and combats the blood loss during menstruation.
So, follow these tips and take care of yourself.