It is very common to experience symptoms like mild headache, mood swings, and much more during our every month cycle but period cramps are usually the most uncomfortable experience. These periods cramps can be easily tackled through some tried and tested ways! We know it sounds like a miracle but here’s how you can have periods that don’t drive you crazy.
Applying heating pads to your abdomen or lower black can help reduce period cramps. Studies have shown that the heating pad can be as effective as a painkiller. Bonus: it’s cheap and has no side effects!
Iron deficiencies are very common among girls and women and often go hand-in-hand with period cramps. If you feel lightheaded, super tired, and dazed during the period week then you need to go on an iron-rich diet.
Deficiencies in some vitamins and minerals such as magnesium and zinc may lead to period cramps or higher discomfort. Start taking supplements (only after consulting a doctor), limit processed food, and start eating papayas, green vegetables, dairy products, and drink lots of water. This will help you to level up your vitamin and mineral intake!
Exercising while on periods really helps! Walking, jogging, stretching, or even dancing will help you with the blood flow and decrease the intensity of pain.
Rest & Cope
During periods just take a break and try to rest your body and mind. If you want to binge-watch a series, eat chocolates or even cry into a pillow then do all of these things. You deserve the break.
Sometimes people confuse period cramps with chronic pain which is caused by conditions like endometriosis, often left undiagnosed. If you’re suffering from chronic pain during your period, we strongly recommend that you consult your gynecologist.