Easy home remedies to ease period pain

When you are menstruating, it’s common to feel discomfort around your abdomen, lower back and thighs. During periods, the muscles of your womb contract and relax in order to shed off the built-up lining. This might result in cramps as your muscles are at work. Some women experience nausea, headaches, diarrhoea and vomiting as well.
Though doctors have no explanation for why some women experience painful menstruation and other don’t. There are some factors that are associated with intense period pain.
– Heavy blood flow
– Being under the age of 20 – Your periods have just started
– Overproduction or sensitivity to prostaglandins (a hormone that influences your womb)

For mild and temporary camps, here are some home remedies that can provide you relief. If your pain is unbearable, you can take a painkiller or consult your gynae if this doesn’t help.

Here are 9 home remedies that can shoo away your period pain:

  • Placing a hot water bag or a heating pad against your abdomen helps in relieving the cramps by relaxing the muscles. The heat helps the uterine muscles, which eases the discomfort and cramping.
  • Avoid junk food
  • You might be craving for chips and cookies at this time, but we can assure you that they do no good to your aching tummy at this time.
  • Rather, you should eat a diet rich in omega 3, fruits, nuts, lean proteins, veggies and whole grains to help your body stay healthy.
  • Exercise
    Although exercise might be the last thing on your mind while you are menstruating, believe us some gentle workouts during this phase actually prove beneficial.
  • You can do some gentle stretching, go for a walk or do some yoga. Exercising releases endorphins, which helps in neutralising the pain.
  • Massage with sesame oil
    Massaging sesame oil on your abdomen with gentle hands for 20 minutes can also help ease the pain.
  • Catch some sleep
    One of the best and most ignored ways to comfort yourself during periods is by curling up in bed and catching some sleep, bet it works.
  • Ginger and black pepper tea
    Ginger and black pepper is a yummy hot concoction for your weight loss cramps. Boil a cup of water and grate some ginger and add black pepper to it. Boil it for 5 minutes, strain and drink hot.
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