Dealing with cramps every month can be as frustrating. Luckily, there are many remedies that might help you relieve period cramps. It’s important to remember that these techniques won’t always work for everyone, but they can offer relief for mild period pain.
Bloating can cause discomfort and make menstrual cramps worse. Drinking water can reduce bloating during your period.
Herbal teas have anti-inflammatory properties and antispasmodic compounds. Drinking chamomile, fennel, or ginger tea is a natural way to relieve menstrual cramps.
Some foods can offer natural relief for cramps and they taste great. Eating berries, tomatoes, pineapples, and spices like turmeric, ginger, or garlic. Leafy green vegetables, spinach, almonds, walnuts, and fatty fish, like salmon, can also help reduce inflammation.
While a brownie or french-fries might sound delicious, foods high in sugar, trans fat, and salt can cause bloating and inflammation, which can make muscle pain and cramps worse.
A little heat can help your muscles relax, improve blood flow and relieve tension. Try sitting with a heating pad, taking a warm shower, or relaxing in a warm bath.
If you’re in pain, exercise might be the last thing on your mind. But even gentle exercise releases endorphins that make you feel happy, reduce pain and relax your muscles.