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Top 10 Tips to Avoid Dysmenorrhea

Top 10 Tips to Avoid Dysmenorrhea

Dysmenorrhea in medical term is also commonly known as painful cramps that occur during a menstrual period. Most women experience this kind of pain two years after their first period. For people who have been experiencing this evitable pain monthly, there are remedies on how to prevent this painful cramps from coming back every month. Here are ten tips on how you can have a dysmenorrheal-free period monthly.

10. Exercises

Having a daily routine of exercise will go far and do a lot of good for you. If not, try to exercise at least three days before you menstrual period. This will make your muscles strong and be prepared for the upcoming period.  Stretching and jogging will help out.

9. Avoid Caffeine

For coffee drinkers, go for decaf until your period is over, lessen soda intake as well. Caffeine has the tendency to trigger menstrual cramps, so let’s not push it too hard.

8. Water Therapy

Drink a glass of water right after waking up in the morning and another glass before going to bed. Maximize your water intake for three liters a day but do not exceed that. Drinking water will help wash out the toxins in your body while having your monthly period.

7. Acupuncture

An ancient Chinese remedy for a lot of pains in the body. Acupuncture is a set of needles that will be placed at the pressure points of the body which stimulates the flow of ‘qi’ or meridians in the human body. Ask for doctors to do this for you. It will take 30 minutes to an hour but the relief is worth it.

6. Hot compress

Place a hot compress at your abdomen or your back to relieve some of the pain. This is best done while lying down and elevate your feet but make sure that you are in a relaxed position.

5. Hot steaming bath

A hot bath will surely relieve some if the pain you are feeling during a menstrual period. It aids in keeping the body warm and less pain will be felt.

4. Keep your body warm

During your first day, make sure to keep your body warm. The cold weather can make your muscles contract thus creating muscle painful cramps. A jacket and a pair of socks will help to keep you warm.

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3. Take some Ibuprofen or pain relievers

Tylenol or M idol are the most common medicines most women use for dysmenorrhea. However, one must follow the proper dosage so as not to have any complications. Some medicines can be

2. Avoid salty and sweet foods

Have a low sodium and low sugar diet when you have your menstrual period. This will help you lessen the bloated feeling and prevent from having muscle cramps.

1. Seek Medical Advice

If all tips fail, it is better to ask advice from a doctor to see what the best treatment for your condition. Usually herbal medication such as flax-seed,  fenugreek and yarrow can be given to improve hormonal imbalance due to menstrual period.

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