How to deal with the aches and pains caused by menstruation

Cómo tratar los dolores y molestias causados por la menstruación

One of the worst parts of menstruation are intense and painful uterine cramps, along with the emergence of mood swings and cravings, so that they can interfere with your daily life; There are some ways to relieve the discomfort, pain, and symptoms of menstrual cramps.


Take a cup of ginger tea hot, which makes it suitable for the disorders of all kinds, in particular those who present with pain; You can add a slice of lemon and a teaspoon of honey, since this is a natural anti-inflammatory and alleviates the painful uterine inflammation.


Place a heating pad and lie face-down, while the heat is applied in the area of pain; also you can lie down mouth up with pad on the area, so that you find yourself in a comfortable position.


Do not stay lying down, move; It is good to give you a short ride, but vigorous. If you're that do you exercise at least three or four times a week, you will notice that decreases the severity of cramps. Adopt the exercise as a routine measure, practicing tennis, race, swimming, dancing or bike.


When there are menstrual cramps, there is a tendency to kink in a ball, but this action worsens the pain; It is better to perform some basic exercises of stretching, especially those related to the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and lower back.

A very effective exercise, is lie down face up, and slowly bring legs up to chest; hold this position a few seconds and slowly takes your legs down. You can toggle this exercise up both legs or just one leg each time.


When pain is felt, it tends to tighten muscles, making making the pain worse; progressive muscle relaxation exercises, are beneficial to relieve the pain. Concentrate in a group increasingly muscle -legs, buttocks, abdomen, arms, neck and shoulders - and toggle to tighten the muscles and relax them.

This process in addition to relax the body, increases proper circulation and respiration and heart rate are more uniform.


The consumption of a diet as natural as possible, with whole-food rich in fiber, such as fruits, vegetables and cereals, it is recommended to reduce the level of estrogens, potatoes and nuts. It is very important not to abuse in those days of alcohol, caffeine, salt, red meat, fatty foods and sugars.

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