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Period Cramps

Ways to Get Rid of Period Cramps

Menstrual cramps can be very painful sometimes, below are a few remedies to get relieved from these pains.

  • Water

Being hydrated may not restrain your cramps directly but can help with reducing bloating. When you are nearing to your period, it is suggested that you should drink plenty of water. Avoiding alcohol and lowering down the consumption of salt are recommended as these two can pull out water from your system.

  • Food

Avoiding fried foods (potato chips, doughnuts etc.) can help a lot. It is recommended to go for a diet which is rich is fiber and low fat.

  • Caffeine

Caffeine can make your cramps worse; you should avoid intake of coffee in any form instead switch to a smoothie packed with veggies.

  • Painkiller

You can take a painkiller to get relief from the pain, but make sure that these medicines that you might want to take are discussed with your gynecologist before you use them.

  • Heat as a cure

Usage of heat pads, heat wraps (rechargeable or disposable) can really help to deal with these cramps.

  • Exercise

Exercise release brain chemicals that can make you feel good. Taking a walk, jumping, yoga, etc. can make you feel good.

  • Massage

Belly massage can help you feel better It is recommended to use essential oils as they have pain killing compounds.

  • Acupressure

Touching key parts on your belly, feet, back, fleshy parts between thumb and index finger that can help relive aches and pains, seek help of expert to help you find those points.

  • Proper sleep

Sleep may be a problem during period because of cramps, you can try different positions to sleep, avoid usage of smartphones during bedtime and focus on following proper bedtime routine.

  • Bathing

Warm water bath can really help you calm your muscles and mind.

To deal with these menstrual cramps or period pain and to know more about them, connect with Dr. Rachna Singh, Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the CK Birla Hospital for Women in Gurgaon. Book your appointment today!

 
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