Menstruation or the monthly period is integral part of a woman’s life. You probably already know quite a lot about your menstrual cycle – like how often you get your periods and how heavy they are. But not all of us have the same experience when in our period. Some go through it easily but for some every period can be going through hell. The reason: menstrual cramps (Dysmenorrhea). Most of us have experienced them to some extent, but those who have them frequently know that they can be really, really nasty.
There is a scientific explanation on why do menstrual crams happen:
Changes in your hormone levels release a chemical called prostaglandin that attacks the uterus like a grenade and causes it to contract. These contractions produce the characteristic cramping stomach pains during your menstrual cycles. This cramping begins with the onset of periods, or sometimes right before, and mercifully retreats within three days, thankfully.”
Many women treat them medically and others use natural ways how to deal with the Dysmenorrhea.
SO IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO AVOID DRUGS AND PILLS, READ ON WE’LL SHARE WITH YOU 9 THINGS TO HELP YOURSELF AND FIGHT THE MENSTRUAL CRAMPS:
1# DRINK TEA
Make yourself a nice cup of tea. Raspberry leaf or jasmine flavored green tea work wonders! Actually, drink this tea every day, it’s great for your body and mind (and will also help you easy menstrual cramps in your period)
2# APPLY HEAT
Applying heat on the lower abdomen is the easiest way to control menstrual cramps. Heat helps relax the contracting muscles in the uterus. You can use a heating pad or hot water bottle.
3# DRINK WATER… LOT’S OF WATER!
Fluids play essential part when your body is cramping or bloating.
4# DIETARY INTAKE VITAMINS
Take calcium and magnesium supplements throughout the month, as these nutrients work in concert to aid muscle relaxation.
Magnesium supports hundreds of reactions in the body and often contributes to better sleep.
Read about the benefits about taking enough calcium on Why Calcium is important and how to get enough.
Vitamin D – A pre-hormone is supportive of hormone function. If you live in a colder climate include Vitamin D in your diet because you don’t get much from the sun.
This may sound crazy at first, but trust us, try exercising at least 30 minutes a day. Actually, try built a good habit of it and exercise at least 30 minutes a day during the whole month!
6# CUT DOWN ON COFFEE
Drinking lots of coffee during your period can increase the higher levels of tension and anxiety. You don’t want them in your period.
7# DROP THE ALCOHOL
You should avoid anything that can damage your liver. Alcohol is #1 on this list.
8# APPLY NATURAL PROGESTERONE CREAM OR WILD YAM CREAM.
Apply this cream is a week before the start of your period. Put it on your stomach, lower abdominal area, buttocks, things, breasts and upper arm area.
9# USE LAVENDER OIL
Apply the oil around your stomach. It will help and relieve the menstrual cramps in just 10 to 15 minutes.