How to relieve menstrual cramps: 6 tips to get it
To reduce menstrual cramps, which usually cause intense pain, constant discomfort or discomfort in the woman, there are certain excellent tips to do at home, such as putting a tibia water bag in the abdomen, taking ginger tea with valerian or eliminating it. caffeine from food, for example. By following these tips, it is possible to have a greater comfort during the menstrual period, in addition to a better quality of life.
However, in case the cramps are very painful and frequent, it is recommended to consult a gynecologist to identify if there is any other condition, such as endometriosis, that needs to be treated, or to start treatment with pharmaceutical drugs, especially anti-inflammatory drugs.
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Tips to reduce menstrual cramps naturally include:
1. Tibia in the abdomen water compresses
This is a very old technique, which is very effective because it helps to relax the muscles of the abdominal region and relieve the pain produced by cramps.
To perform this technique, simply place a bag of water or tibia compresses on the abdomen, in the colic area, and leave it around for 10 to 15 minutes. If the bag is very hot, it should be cooled a little and protect the skin from direct contact, placing a cloth or a garment to wear between the bag and the skin.
2. Drink ginger tea with valerian
There are several techniques that have properties to help relieve menstrual cramps, however, of the plants that seem to have a strong effect to relieve the discomfort of the ginger and valerian, the ones that can be mixed together are even to obtain a greater effect. .
For this, it is necessary to make a tea by placing 2 cm of the ginger root with 1 cup of valerian root in 250 mL of water, soaking and leaving it to rest for 10 to 15 minutes. You should paste, let it cool down a little and drink it 2 to 3 times a day.
This mixture has the anti-inflammatory power of the gum and the relaxing effect of valerian, allowing to relieve various types of discomforts of menstruation, including cramps. Asimismo, by way of valerian, this can even be an excellent option for women who suffer from an anxiety crisis during menstruation, for example.
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3. Use reflexology points
Reflexology is a natural therapy that uses pressure in some points of the body to combat pain and relieve other types of symptoms. As it is a natural practice, it has few contraindications, which is why it can be used by any woman in the house.
One of the most important points to reduce the discomfort caused by cramps is the “Mansion Cottage” point, which is located on the line immediately above the pelvic region, in the area where the abdomen joins with the legs, as is shown in the image.
To use this point, it is necessary to make a light pressure on the area, using the palm of the hand or a finger, and maintaining the pressure. Perform a small circular massage, around 5 to 10 minutes.
4. Perform exercises for colic
Some exercises that help to reduce menstrual cramps can be:
- Exercise 1: lean on the top and approach the rodillas al pecho, supporting the legs with the hands;
- Exercise 2: lean on the top of the mouth, join the legs and bring them closer to the buttocks, opening the legs to the edge, as if showing in the image of the top.
Asimism, performing regular physical exercise releases endorphins, which act as a natural pain reliever and improve mood. For this reason, practicing regular physical exercise, such as walking, swimming, yoga or cycling, for example, can help prevent or reduce menstrual cramps.
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5. Do not ingest caffeine or alcohol
Caffeine is present in coffee, tés, energizing drinks and chocolates, as well as alcohol; They are substances that apparently aggravate the intensity of the cramps in the greater part of the women. For this reason, it is important to remove or at least reduce the consumption of this type of food in the diet during the crisis.
6. Avoid eating sweets and snacks salads
The sweets and them snacks Salads cause swelling and fluid retention, increasing the onset of menstrual cramps. For this reason, it is important to have a balanced diet, trying to avoid the excess of sweets and snacks salads and eating more vegetables and vegetables, fruits, chicken and pez, with small meals and breaks between them.
What to do if the cramps don’t disappear
In cases where the cramps do not disappear with the home measures, it is recommended that the gynecologist be consulted so that an evaluation is carried out and the best medication to relieve the cramps is indicated. These drugs have analgesic, anti-inflammatory or antispasmodic action, promoting pain relief and reducing uterine contractions.
Some examples of drugs for colic are ibuprofen, ketoprofen, scopolamine and paracetamol, for example, which are indicated by the doctor in agreement with the intensity of the colic and the presence of the number of associated symptoms.
Learn more about medications for menstrual cramps.
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