A girl wants to stay comfortable even when
it’s that time of the month. Some cramps are
noticeable but don’t really get in the way of
a girl’s normal routine while other cramps
might make a girl feel lousy and less able to
do stuff. For bothersome cramps, you can
talk with your mom or dad about taking a
pain reliever.
Following our last post on period pains, we
have decided to share with you some
healthy tips that will help you relief those
period pains.
[READ: Painful periods:Types and causes ]
If you get them, don’t let cramps sneak up
on you! It’s best to start taking pain
relievers slightly in advance of the cramps.
Here are 5 healthy ways to reduce pain
caused by primary dysmenorrhea.
1. Take a mild pain killer containing aspirin
or ibuprofen. Though this will give
temporary relief, it can be taken in case you
are outside or at school and can’t help it.
2. Apply heating apparatus directly to the
cramp affected area (lower abdomen) of
your body. You can make use of heating
pads, a warm wet towel, a hot bath or a
sauna bath, which are all effective methods
of getting rid of menstrual pain. Try taking
a warm bath and using aromatherapy or a
heating pad on your lower abdomen or
back. If you don’t have a heating pad, a
heating pad substitute can be made at
home.
3. Menstrual pain can also be relieved by
practicing some light exercises. A light
cardio or yoga workout pumps up your
blood and stretches out your tense muscles,
thereby raising endorphin levels. However,
intense exercises like lifting weights or
running can aggravate the condition.
4. Drinking plenty of water and herbal tea
also soothes cramps. Staying hydrated
elevates the overall feeling of wellbeing.
Moreover, the herbal ingredients in a cup of
hot chamomile, mint, or gingerroot tea as
well as the warmth of the liquid, help in
easing menstrual pain.
5. You can even stretch out your pelvic
muscles to ease out menstrual cramp pain.
This can be done with the help of some
stretching exercises, which put light
pressure on your pelvic muscles. Take as
much rest as possible and avoid strenuous
physical activities. At the most, you can also
take an evening walk to ease out the
cramps and then lie down peacefully on
your bed.
But we still advice to check with a doctor to
find out about pain relievers and other
treatments that can reduce cramps.
Hope this helps you feel better!

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