Hey there beautiful! Tired of those painful period cramps every month? If so, you're not alone. I also go through this painful experience every month too, and it's not a fun time for myself or anyone. But don't worry, I've got you covered with some tips to make those evil cramps more easier to deal with.
First things first, if you're experiencing severe or abnormal cramps, it's always a good idea to check in with your doctor or healthcare provider. They can help rule out any underlying conditions like endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease that might require more treatment.
Assuming you've checked in with your doctor and everything is looking good, let's dive into some tips that can help you get through those pain-stabbing period cramps.
Tip #1: Have an orgasm.
Yep, you read that right. The oxytocin and endorphins released during sex can actually help reduce menstrual pain by up to 70%.
Tip #2: Sip on some ginger or cinnamon tea.
Drinking a cup of either tea can help reduce inflammation and spasms, ultimately reducing the risk of pain during menstruation.
Tip #3: Take a vitamin D supplement.
Vitamin D can help reduce the production of prostaglandins, which are responsible for initiating painful menstrual periods.
Tip #4: Apply heat to the area.
Whether it's taking a hot bath or shower, using a heating pad like our Fanny Menstrual Pad 2.0™, or filling up a warm water bottle, applying heat can help ease pain and provide cramp relief.
Tip #5: Eat a healthy and balanced diet high in fiber and essential fats.
Yes, I know it can be tempting to indulge in those junk food cravings, but maintaining a healthy and balanced diet can actually help fight against cramps and keep your body healthy. Foods like broccoli, dairy products, leafy greens, soy, sesame seeds, almonds, salmon, walnuts, avocado, pumpkin, and flaxseeds are all great options to incorporate into your diet.
Tip #6: Get moving with some exercise.
Exercising releases endorphins, which are known to play a great role in pain management and possess morphine-like effects. Plus, it keeps your body active and allows for proper blood flow. Walking, swimming, running, and other low-impact exercises are all great options.
Tip #7: Drink plenty of water during your period.
Staying hydrated can help regulate proper body function and prevent dehydration, which can lead to physical and mental stress and improper functioning. Aim for at least 9 cups of fluid per day, which is a little more than 2 liters.
But that's all for this list, I hope these tips help you find some relief from those painful period cramps. Remember, everyone's body is different, so what works for one person may not work for another. Don't be afraid to experiment and find what works best for you. Take care!