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Effective Home Remedies For Menstrual Cramps
& Stomach Pain. Menstrual cramp, which is also known medically
as dysmenorrhea, is a condition that affects women during their monthly periods. Dysmenorrhea occurs when the muscles of the
uterus contract and relax to remove blood during menstruation. Menstrual cramps are mainly characterized
by painful or difficult periods. The cramping pains are usually felt in the
lower belly region, and can occur before or during a woman�s period. In addition, the severity of the pain varies;
it can be a mild dull pain, or a sharp intense pain.

Home remedies for menstrual cramps. Menstrual cramps can be treated via several
methods including surgery to cure the underlying medical condition in the case of secondary
dysmenorrhea. The following are some remedial measures for
menstrual cramps and heavy bleeding which can be performed at home. 1. Drink chamomile tea. Sipping some chamomile tea is one of the simplest
home remedies for menstrual cramps. The tea of the chamomile plant helps to reduce
muscular contractions by increasing the amount of glycine � a type of amino acid � in
the urine. In addition, chamomile tea helps to suppress
prostaglandin production, according to a study. Other types of tea that can be taken for this
purpose include black pepper tea and green tea. 2. Birth control medications. Hormonal birth control medications like oral
contraceptives and IUDs (intra-uterine devices) can also help in reducing menstrual irregularities,
including heavy bleeding and cramping. These remedies work by regulating hormones
in a woman�s body which in turn are responsible for reducing the uterine lining � endometrium.

3. Take over-the-counter medication. Severe dysmenorrhea can be treated by taking
over-the-counter medications like NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). NSAIDs like ibuprofen or diclofenac should
be taken some days before the menstruation begins, usually 1 to 2 days before. Over-the-counter NSAIDs work by blocking the
effects of prostaglandins in the body. It is important to note, however, that NSAIDs
should not be taken by persons who are allergic to such medications and those who have stomach
problems. 4. Warm bath. Soaking in a warm bath is another home remedy
for menstrual cramps. 5. Acupuncture. Acupuncture is a method of treatment from
Traditional Chinese medicine, which involves the insertion of needles at specific points
of the body. Women suffering from dysmenorrhea can benefit
from acupuncture as it has been proven effective in relieving pain. 6. Heating Pad.

You can apply a heating pad or pack on your
abdomen when you are experiencing menstrual cramps and its associated symptoms. A word of caution though!.ensure that the
heating pack is not too hot as it can cause skin burn. 7. Cumin seeds. Cumin seeds have anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic
properties that are beneficial in the treatment of menstrual cramps and heavy bleeding. The seeds can be processed for tea and drunk
to reduce the cramping. 8. Fenugreek seeds. Women suffering from primary dysmenorrhea
can benefit from fenugreek seeds due to the fact that the seeds aid in weight reduction. Besides, fenugreek seeds have been found to
help the functioning of the liver and kidneys. To reap the benefits of fenugreek seeds, soak
a handful of the seeds in a cup of water for about 12 hours, and then drink up. 9. Epsom salt. Soaking in an Epsom salt bath is an effective
home remedy for menstrual cramps. This is because Epsom salt is rich in magnesium. Magnesium is an important mineral in the body
that helps in regulating muscular contractions. Magnesium also helps in relieving pain and
in reducing systemic inflammations. So, a deficiency in this essential mineral
can make the cramping worse.

10. Ginger. Ginger is a wonderful herbal plant that finds
application in the treatment of various medical problems. In the case of dysmenorrhea, ginger�s anti-inflammatory
and pain-relieving properties are very effective. A university study found that taking 250mg
of ginger powder four times each day for a three-day period is helpful in relieving pain. The anti-dysmenorrhea properties of ginger
can be savored by grating some ginger roots and placing in a cup of hot water, and then
drinking up. 11. Exercise. While this may sound counter intuitive, because
you may think. �Why should I start exercise when I�m
in pains and can barely move?� But, exercise can actually help you if you have dysmenorrhea. This is because during exercise, blood circulation
is improved and endorphins are released to combat the effects of prostaglandins. Simple exercises like walking can bring about
a difference to your painful situation. 12. Practice yoga. Like normal exercise, performing yoga poses
can also help to improve menstrual cramps. A not-so-recent study conducted on women aged
between 18 and 22 found that three yoga poses � cat, cobra and fish � helped in relieving
menstrual pain in the women. 13. Drink aloe vera juice. Aloe vera juice has natural healing and pain-relieving
properties.

Aside from these, drinking aloe vera juice
also helps to improve blood flow, which is beneficial for reducing the severity of cramps. 14. Massage with essential oils. Massaging the lower abdomen region with essential
oils is another home remedy for menstrual cramps and heavy bleeding. A 2010 study showed that women who had secondary
dysmenorrheal caused by endometriosis experienced relief immediately after a massage. Examples of essential oils are eucalyptus
essential oil, lavender essential oil, peppermint oil, and sesame oil. It is noteworthy to state that essential oils
are to be diluted with carrier oils before application. Examples of carrier oils are olive oil, coconut
oil, and almond oil. 15. Fish oil. Fish oil is rich in healthy omega-3 fatty
acids, which are helpful in reducing pain, as well as being highly beneficial to overall
body health. You can also complement the effects of fish
oil by taking vitamin B1. A 2014 study involving 240 teenagers experiencing
menstrual cramps showed that taking vitamin B1, or fish oil, or both can help in relieving
pain associated with menstruation. 16. Drink more water. This is another simple way of reducing the
symptoms of menstrual cramping, and heavy bleeding. Drinking more water (especially hot water)
helps this way by promoting blood flow and urination.

Symptoms of dysmenorrhea, such as bloating,
are caused when the body retains water, and can be corrected by drinking plenty water. Don't forget to click the subscribe button
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