Painful periods? Here’s how to get rid of period pain fast. Click here to watch the video ! Do you know how menstrual or period cramps occur? Basically when your uterus, which is a muscle, contracts during your period it accidentally presses against other blood vessels, momentarily cutting off the supply of oxygen. This video shows you 16 effective ways to ease the pain at home.
While not every woman gets premenstrual syndrome—the cramping, bloating, and general crabbiness that can strike around period time—about 85% of women report having at least one symptom each month.
And even though there’s no real “cure” for PMS, many treatments and lifestyle changes are available to help you cut down on the discomfort. Read on to find out how.
A salt-heavy diet can cause bloating, caffeine can aggravate irritability or anxiety, alcohol may worsen depression, and too much sugar can destabilize your blood sugar and mood.
Try to eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains the week before your period.
And it’s not just what you eat, but how you eat. Aim to eat at regular intervals to avoid dips and spikes in blood sugar, says Joanne Piscitelli, MD, associate clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Duke University in Durham, N.C.
“It is worth changing your diet habits before moving on to medical therapies, because you are less likely to have side effects,” she says.