How to Treat Premenstrual Cramps

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you are the one having premenstrual cramps, keep on reading this article as we have describes some remedies or treatments to alleviate the pain caused by premenstrual cramps.

Being a woman, you may be aware of the fact that cramping is the most common premenstrual syndrome. Its severity varies from woman to woman. It can be mild, moderate or severe. Mild cramping can cause a sudden sharp pain in the pelvic region while severe cramping can be severe enough to interrupt the normal activities. If your cramping is of mild or moderate nature, following are given some of the steps which you can take to ease the pain. However, if you are suffering from severe cramping so that you cannot even think of doing anything, consult your doctor and take necessary advice to get rid of the pain.

Reduce Stress: The first way to get rid of your premenstrual syndrome (cramping) is to reduce stress factor. Reducing a stress will help you easing the pain. Reducing stress can take different forms for different women. Here we will suggest you to have a good sound sleep, especially at night time. Adding a nap to it will certainly a plus point. Sleeping will help you get rid of stress and your body will feel relax.

Exercise: The next thing you can do to alleviate your premenstrual cramping pain is through exercise. Exercise has a great role to play in ease out your pain as it ensures a smooth circulation of blood through pelvic region. Exercise doesn’t mean you involve yourself in excessive exercise as this will further worsen the situation for you. Having a small walk, swimming etc can help you get rid of your premenstrual cramping pain.

Apply Heat: Another way to get rid of your premenstrual cramps is through applying heat. Whenever you feel a cramp is occurring, lie down and provide warmth to your lower abdomen. You can use heating pads for this purpose. In case heating pads are not available, you can try one of these methods. First, boil some water and soak the paper towels or dish cloth in boiled water. Put the paper towel or dish cloth in a sealed bag and enwrap the bag with another cloth. Secondly, take a sock containing rice and heat it in the microwave. Once it is warm, you can use it in place of heating pads. Taking a warm bath can also help you ease the pain.

Massage: Massaging is another way to relieve the pain cause by premenstrual syndrome. If the cramps have reached to your back, you can take help from one of your family member or friend to massage your back to lessen the pain.

Yoga: Another way to deal with pain is to do some kind of yoga. For this you have to talk to yoga instructor first so as to make certain which yoga style is helpful in alleviating the premenstrual cramps pain.

Consult Your Doctor: In the end, if nothing goes right for you, you still have an option to consult your doctor who will prescribe you some sort of treatment after examining your condition. You can also opt for over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen or aspirin to alleviate the menstrual cramps pain.

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