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Remedies for Painful Periods

Remedies for Painful Periods

“Please leave me alone”, “Unbearable”, “Uff”, “O god help me”, these are common words a girl would use troubled by painful periods. Being a girl you would understand and empathize with the pain and the feeling. Here are some useful remedies to mellow down the pain and make periods’ days feel like a regular day!

What causes period or menstrual pain?
This pain is due to release of a chemical called prostaglandin in the body that causes the uterine muscles to contract during menstruation. Menstruation is a natural process, we can’t help it. But, we can do something to reduce it. No doubt, numbers of painkillers are available, but try these natural ways to help you get rid of painful periods without any side effects:

  1. Apply heat or place a hot water bag over the lower abdomen and lower back.
    Taking a hot shower may also relieve pain and make you feel relaxed.
  2. Drink tea with low caffeine level. The heat of the tea gives comfort to your distressed muscles. Chamomile teas, lavender tea, green tea, ginger tea, cardamom tea, peppermint tea, lemongrass tea are some of the herbal teas which you can try.
  3. Drink adequate amount of water (6-8 glasses) during your periods as your body needs a lot more water. So maintain a stable intake of water.
  4. Ginger is a wonder herb. Grate ginger into pieces and boil it in water for five minutes. Strain it and add some honey and lemon juice. Drink this mixture 3-4 times a day during your menstrual cycle.
  5. Period pain can also be managed through some simple diet changes.
    • Avoid coffee as it is a well-known vasoconstrictor, it makes blood vessels tighten.
    • Avoid fatty food
    • Consume turmeric with warm milkduring night or in pain hours.
    • Avoid excess of salt intake. This will increase water retention and therefore boost pain.
    • Consume fruits or foods rich in magnesium and potassiumlike banana, spinach, avocados and celery etc.
    • Consume cinnamonbased food preparations as cinnamon offers antispasmodic, anticlotting and anti-inflammatory properties. You can also try Basil, Fennels offering the same properties.
    • Take proper rest.

If the pain is intense almost every time, consult a doctor to identify if this is an underlying cause of a serious problem.

 

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