Dysmenorrhea or Menstrual cramps is a condition in which women get severe pain in lower abdomen, pain in the hips, lower back, and inner thighs. The pain and intensity of menstrual cramps varies from woman to woman.In some women pain of menstrual cramps is mild but in some it is very severe and also cause headache,dizziness and vomiting.Menstrual cramps are caused by contractions in the uterus specially when it contracts too strongly press nearby blood vessels and reduce supply of oxygen to the muscle tissue of the uterus and results in severe pain. Uterine contractions are caused by prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are natural molecular compounds made by the body and cause uterine contractions and results in menstrual cramps. However you can cure this problem by following some natural remedies which are given below:
Home Remedies to Cure Menstrual Cramps
(1)Ginger(adrak) is one of the most commonly used home remedies to cure menstrual cramps. The best part about ginger is that it can be used in several ways to deal with the excruciating pain. You can drink ginger tea with some honey or lemon juice added to it. You can drink this tea at regular intervals throughout the day to reduces the pain of menstrual cramps. If you don`t like to drink ginger tea then you can increase the amount of ginger while cooking food.
(2)Chew one teaspoon roasted cumin seeds(zeera) slowly, followed with one teaspoon of aloe vera juice. Aloe vera juice contains various vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, B-complex, iron, copper, calcium, potassium, and manganese and helps a lot to reduce menstrual cramps.
(3)Omega-3 fatty acids are also considered best to reduce menstrual cramps. Some varieties of fish are high in Omega-3 fatty acids, eat them before and during menstrual cycle.
(4)The deficiency of certain vitamin or mineral sometimes lead to severe cramping during a menstrual cycle. To avoid this you consume a higher quantity of fresh fruits and vegetables, as they are high in vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients. Fresh green vegetables specially cabbage and spinach(palak) help a lot to reduce menstrual cramps.
(5)Some heat therapy is one of the most simple and effective home remedy to cure menstrual cramps. You can apply heating pad or a hot water bottle to your abdomen or lower back to relieve menstrual cramps.
(6)Consuming Flax seed is one of the best home remedy for reducing prostaglandin, which minimizes the pain of menstrual cramps. Women should take one and two tablespoons of flax seed during the menstrual cycle. You can sprinkle ground flax seed over your salad or can consume a cup of yogurt by mixing a teaspoon of ground flax seed.
(7)Crush one teaspoon of fennel seeds(saunf) to make a powder. Then add one cup of boiling water. Let it steep for five minutes. Strain it and then drink it while it is still hot. This is also one of the best home remedy to cure menstrual cramps.
(8)Eating ripe bananas also help a lot to reduce menstrual cramps.
(9)Try to consume nuts rich in Vitamin E, calcium, magnesium and Omega-3 fatty acids. Almonds, peanuts pistachio and Walnuts help a lot to reduce menstrual cramps.
(10)Cinnamon one of the best home remedies for menstrual cramps. You can either consume Cinnamon in its raw form by sprinkling it on salad or can add it in your tea or food as spice. Hot Tea containing cinnamon is a best way to reduce menstrual cramps.
Some Precautions and Useful Tips For Menstrual Cramps(1)Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.
(2)Avoid foods that contain caffeine.
(3)Try to relax and avoid stress because stress increase menstrual cramps.
(4)During menstrual cycle avoid salts and sugars because they increase menstrual crams and worsen this condition.
(5)Cut down on junk food and red meat and try to eat more fresh vegetables and fruits.
(6)If you are allergic to some natural ingredients then avoid such tips which contain those ingredients which are harmful for you but if you don`t get relief by any of above natural home remedies then immediately consult your problem with Lady Doctor or Gynaecologist.