Menstrual cramp is a common feeling of discomfort around your abdomen, lower back, and thighs of the woman during menstruation.
This occurs when the muscles of the womb contracts and relax to help shed built-up lining.
Menstrual cramps can cause, vomiting, headaches and diarrhea.
Menstrual cramp does not happen to all girls/women. Also, each person has a level at which the cramp disturbs.
How to treat Menstrual cramps at home
5 ways to treat menstrual cramp at home:
Drink enough Water
During menstruation women experience a lot of bloating. Drinking water actually helps keep your body from retaining water and helps you avoid painful bloating during menstruation.
It is preferable to drink Warm or hot water, because it helps increase blood flow to your skin and relax cramped muscles.
You can also hydrate yourself by eating fruits like water melon and cucumber.
Do simple Exercise
Many people because of menstrual pain do not venture into sports, but exercise actually releases endorphins.
Exercising during this period, does not have to be harsh. Just moderate walking is very beneficial.
Exercising is one of the best ways to stop the pain. Do not stay in bed. Keep yourself busy.
Massage your abdomen
Perform self-massage for about 20 minutes on your abdomen. This massage will relax the pelvic muscles and reduce the cramp.
For your massage, you can use coconut oil, sweet almond oil or your body lotion.
Use Heat/Something warm
Apply a heating pad or a hot water bottle to your abdomen and lower back. It will help relieve you from menstrual cramps. This is very important because, heat actually helps relax the muscles.
You can also simply, put your towel in hot water then remove and press a little them place it on your abdomen.
Take a warm bath
To reduce and soothe menstrual pain, a warm bath is very necessary because it will help to relax tensed muscles. Fill warm water in a bathing bath and soak your body in it for some time.
In continuation, other home remedy’s you can use include; Avoid certain foods (sugar, alcohol, fatty foods etc.), drink cinnamon, drink ginger, take calcium, practice Yoga.
N.B: Not all women experience menstrual cramps.
When menstruating, in case you experience the following symptoms, it is important to see the doctor. That is; severe pain, very heavy bleeding, and cramps that get worse over time