Cramps - Treatments And Remedies
Are you a female who suffers from menstrual cramps or other
menstrual complications? If you are, you may feel as if your world
stops each and every month.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to. There are a number of
natural remedies and other home remedies that you can use to seek
relief from the pain and discomfort associated with menstruation.
Ginger comes highly rated and recommended for menstrual cramps.
Ginger is ideal as it can be taken in a number of different ways.
Many women have found relief by grounding up a teaspoon of
ginger, swallowing it, and drinking a glass of water right
afterwards. Others recommend grounding up a teaspoon of ginger and
boiling it in a cup of water and waiting until cooled for
consumption. This is very comforting for painful menstrual cycles.
Another treatment ideal for menstrual cramps involves cooking
banana flower. After the banana flower is cooked, eat it with curd.
This treatment for menstrual cramps is not only suitable for pain
and discomfort, but it can also assist those with heavy flows.
Magnesium is another that can help with menstrual cramps. The
only downside to using magnesium, especially over a long period of
time are the side effects. Large consumptions of magnesium do have
side effects, which may include diarrhea and muscle weakness. As for
the consumption of magnesium, herbal supplements can be consumed,
but magnesium is also found in many natural foods. These foods
include leafy vegetables and whole grain foods.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids can also be used to treat the pain associated
with female menstruation. Omega 3 Fatty Acids are a good choice,
especially when compared to magnesium, as there are few if any side
effects. Omega 3 Fatty Acids can be found in fish; however,
supplements in the form of capsules are available for those who
prefer not to eat fish products. To see the best success with this
treatment for menstrual problems, it should be consumed on a regular
basis, not just when cramps begin.
Exercise is another natural way to relieve menstrual cramps.
Exercise comes in a number of different formats, as you likely
already know. That is what makes this remedy a good choice for all
women, as you do not need to visit the gym. Walking, running,
aerobics, and yoga are all good ways to relieve cramping. In fact,
stretching alone can also relieve some of the pain.
Heat also helps relieve the pain, discomfort, and cramps that
often accompany a menstrual flow. Unfortunately, heat cannot always
truly be considered a “natural” remedy. When using heat to seek
relief, there are many individuals who use a heating pad or
temporary heating pads that stick right to the body. If you are
looking to use heat as a way to relieve your cramps, soak a
washcloth in warm water or water that has been boiled. When using
this approach, do not put a washcloth near an open source of heat,
such as a stove flame, and let cool a little before placing directly
on your abdomen.
The above mentioned treatments for menstrual problems are all
suitable ways to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with
menstrual cramps if used with caution and care. Water is also
advised. As an important side note, never take any foods or herbal
supplements that are you are allergic to as doing so can pose a
significant health risk.
When following these treatments to control and cure Menstrual
Cramps, be sure to adhere strictly to the guidelines prescribed by
your doctor for each one.