Friday, 21 July 2017 10:37

Dealing With Menstrual Cramps

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A lot of women are affected by menstrual cramps, more commonly called period cramps. Clinically, they are referred to as dysmenorrhea. Cramps can range from light pain that makes one feel uncomfortable to excruciating pain that may lead one to be unable to carry out their regular activities.

Light cramps can be eased by massaging the cramping area, usually the lower abdomen or back. A hot water bottle may also be applied to the affected area to relieve some of the pain. These remedies are more easily applied when a person is in a relaxed setting that will allow the time required for a massage or hot water bottle to take effect.

If you cannot use either of these methods, then over the counter painkillers may be of assistance. Remember to take them as instructed and not to overdose. Some people have also reported that drinking herbal teas such as peppermint tea helps relieve their pain.

Releasing endorphins can help decrease the pain, so exercise can help. Even though it is difficult to start exercising while experiencing cramps, you can do something light like a brisk walk. If none of these work for you, please consult with a doctor for further advice.

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