Having cramps during periods is one of the most common, annoying things. They can strike even right before or during that time of the month. Many women get them routinely.
You’ll feel these cramps in your lower belly (abdomen) or back. They usually happen for the first time a year or two after a girl first gets her period, with the periods at beginning these cramps are so painful but with age, they usually become less painful and may stop entirely after you have your first baby.
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Cramps happen because of contractions in the uterus, or womb, which is a muscle. If it contracts too strongly during your menstrual cycle, it can press against nearby blood vessels. This briefly cuts off the supply of oxygen to the uterus. It’s this lack of oxygen causes your pain and cramping.
Women who exercise regularly often have less menstrual pain. To help prevent cramps, make exercise a part of your weekly routine.
Another problem women face is of Irregular period, which is a common issue in women. Many factors can cause this problem, such as eating disorders, weight loss or gain, anemia, menopause, thyroid disorders, hormonal imbalance, liver disease, tuberculosis, miscarriage, and other health conditions. Lifestyle triggers like increased exercise, smoking, alcohol abuse, caffeine, travel, stress, and certain medications and birth control pills can also contribute to this problem. Irregular periods are common at the time of menopause.
Homemade remedies for Periods are as follows:
Regular exercising: Women who exercise regularly often have less menstrual pain. To help prevent cramps, make exercise a part of your weekly routine, but not during Periods.
Unripe Papaya: Green, unripe papaya is considered useful in regulating menstrual flow as it helps in contracting the muscle fibers in the uterus. Eat unripe papaya or unripe papaya juice regularly for a few months but do not drink it during your periods.
Turmeric: Turmeric is considered as to be one of the best medicated herbs which are quite warming as well. It is beneficial in regulating periods and balancing hormones. The antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties help in lower down the menstrual pain. Consume one -third teaspoon of turmeric with milk, honey or jaggery. Take it daily for several weeks or to see improvement.
Practice Yoga and Meditation: Stress is one of the primary causes of hormonal imbalance in the body that triggers irregularities of periods. Yoga and meditation helps in relieving stress. Meditation helps in ensuring perfect hormonal balance in the body. Yoga and Meditation are the most effective methods for controlling irregular periods without medicines.
Cumin: Cumin is loaded with a number of health benefits. Soaked cumin can be used in the treatment of irregular period. Take 2 spoons of cumin seeds and soak in water over night and drink both in the morning. Drink this water every day to get your periods regularized.
Cinnamon: cinnamon is an old medical herb which is being use as spice too. It provides a warming effect within your body. Take a glass full of warm milk and add a teaspoon of powdered cinnamon and drink it. It is even effective in eradicating menstrual cramps.
Heat: Applying heat on the lower abdomen helps relax the contracting muscles in the uterus. A hot water bottle always does the trick, but one can use over-the-counter heating pads or patches for comfort as well. Sipping on warm fluids or taking a hot shower also helps to relieve pain and make you feel more relaxed.
Carrots: Carrots are not only good for your eyes; they also assist in regulating menstruation. A large glass of carrot juice can go a long way in making you feel much better.
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we hope this will make your ‘that time of month’ less painful! 🙂