For some women, experiencing menstrual cramps is a normal thing. That painful experience you get each month can actually get in the way in everything you do. Thus so many women are asking, is there a way to alleviate severe menstrual cramps? Well, there are ways you can do for this and here are some of the best there is.
This mineral works like a charm when it comes to relaxing muscles. As cramps starts with stiffening of the muscle groups, calcium help by reverting the effects. It relaxes it thus keeping the pain at bay. When you start to feel that stabbing pain, take a daily dose of around 1000 mg, or up to 5000mg on severe cases, to gain positive effects. It should help you out with this painful experience.
If your menstrual cramps are not accompanied by heavy bleeding, ginger can be very useful. This herb is very good in taming the pain-inducing prostaglandin. The effects are equal, if not better, to commercially available drugs to counter pain. The simplest way to do this is by grating the rhizomes until you have around 2 tablespoon of it. Pour in a cup of hot water, wait for two minutes and serve as tea. Enjoy at least 2 cups a day to counter the pain.
This very simple fruit has quite an astonishing characteristic. Pain is associated to inflammation. This is the same thing with menstrual cramps. Papaya has anti-inflammatory property which can, in turn, help with alleviating the pain. Just enjoy a few servings of this fruit, days before your expected date your period would start. Other than having anti-inflammatory property, this fruit has lots of vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, Iron and Calcium that can help you keep menstrual cramps at bay.
Pain erupts when your blood flow starts to concentrate over a single area, just like in the case of menstrual cramps. Heat pack helps by encouraging proper blood flow. This helps lower the concentration of prostaglandin. To do this, simply place a hot pack, or a towel soaked in warm water, over your abdomen. This will encourage proper blood flow and relieve pain.
Also good to note, exercise really helps. Do some 15 to 30-minute sessions at least twice a week to enjoy the overall vigor it brings. Then be mindful of your diet. Beware of fats as much as possible as these types of food can restrict proper blood flow. Diet rich in fiber should also help. Fruits and veggies are good sources for this and it doesn’t cost as much when compared to commercially available pain killers. And cut down on caffeine and tobacco, you will appreciate it not just for your menstrual cramps.