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Suffering from period cramps? Here are effective ways to relieve them

Dysmenorrhea, the discomfort associated with period cramps, can interfere with daily activities. A woman encounters numerous issues as a result of how painful they may be. Take a look at some incredibly useful methods for reducing period cramps.

India TV Health Desk Written By: India TV Health Desk New Delhi Published on: May 21, 2023 17:45 IST
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Period cramps, or dysmenorrhea, can be uncomfortable and disruptive to daily life. These take place during, before, or after a woman's menstruation. She might not even be able to stand due to how painful these might be. Period cramps affect every woman differently and more or less frequently. Thankfully, several methods can help alleviate these symptoms.

Here are some ways to relieve period cramps

1. Heat Therapy

 By relaxing the muscles and boosting blood flow, placing a heating pad or hot water bottle on the lower abdomen might offer comforting relief.

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2. Over-the-counter Pain Relievers 

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen or naproxen sodium, can help lessen the discomfort and inflammation brought on by cramps. Follow the dose instructions and, if necessary, seek medical advice.

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3. Exercise

Light exercises, such as walking or easy stretching, might release endorphins with analgesic properties. Regular exercise may help lessen the severity of cramping during the menstrual period.

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4. Dietary Changes

Reducing your intake of items such as processed meals, caffeine, and alcohol, which can aggravate inflammation, may aid with cramp relief. Choose a balanced diet that is high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins instead.

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5. Herbal remedies

Some dietary supplements, such as chamomile, ginger, and cinnamon, may offer anti-inflammatory qualities and comfort. Before using any herbal therapies, though, speak with a medical expert.

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6. Stress Reduction Techniques

Deep breathing, meditation, and yoga are among the methods that can help the body relax and lessen the severity of cramps.

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7. Warm Baths

A warm bath or hot tub can help with menstrual cramp relief, relaxation, and blood circulation.

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8. Acupuncture 

This age-old Chinese procedure is putting tiny needles into certain body sites. According to several research, acupuncture may lessen the intensity and frequency of menstruation pain.

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Always keep in mind that every person's experience with period cramps is different, so it's important to figure out what works best for you. It's important to see a doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment if your cramps are severe, continue even after attempting these remedies, or are accompanied by other unsettling symptoms.

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