When your period comes, so does the pain. About 80% of women experience cramps from their period. Here’s 7 ways to relieve that monthly pain from menstrual cramps.
Bring on the Heat
Apply heat to the area where you are feeling pain. The heat will relax uterine muscles and increase blood flow. Invest in a heating pad for those times when the pain is too much. Don’t want to spend any money? Take a hot bath for pain relief.
Sometimes working out can seem impossible while you have cramps. But if you stick to a consistent workout routine your cramps could lessen. No need to do a heavy workout while on your period. Getting a little bit of exercise will increase your blood flow. Try going on a run or taking a yoga class. Find a workout routine that works best for you.
Cut the Caffeine
Can’t get through the day without your cup of coffee or energy drink? Try to lay off the caffeine during your period. Caffeine constricts blood flow and tightens the uterus. This can lead to cramping. Try to drink tea or protein shakes to start your morning instead. Additionally, make sure you are drinking plenty of water.
Resist Your Cravings
We all can attest to craving our favorite fatty food during our period. But sugary and salty foods actually make cramps worse. Balance your blood sugar levels by consuming foods that contain natural sugars. Ditch the salty snacks for low sodium substitutes. Eat foods that are low in fat, high in fiber and contain essential nutrients.
Take Pain Relievers
There are many over the counter medications you can take to ease the pain of cramps. Advil, Motrin and Ibuprofen are just a few. Start taking a pain reliever when your cramps begin. It's always good to ask your doctor or pharmacist about which brand will best suit your needs.
Set Your Body Up For Success (This is a threefer)
You may have been only trying one thing. Everybody knows there’s an inside and an outside of your body. Here at BINTO, we realize this and provide you with 3 ways to beat your menstrual cramps:
- For your insides, we have custom women’s probiotics to support your gut and vaginal health.
- Our personalized daily vitamin contains magnesium and vitamin B. Both have proven to help relieve period pains.
- For your outsides, we provide you with organic feminine care products. The vagina is the most absorbent part of the body, so it’s important to stay away from name brand tampons containing toxins and bleach.
Talk to Your Doctor
Not every natural remedy is going to work in reducing your cramps. Sometimes a prescription medication like hormonal birth control is needed to help with pain relief. Ask your doctor what steps you can take to treat your menstrual cramps.