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Added August 01, 2013

Period Pain Remedy

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Your period can be a painliterally. In addition to the hassle of a monthly cycle, you may have to deal with a lot of other things that come with it: PMS, cramps, bloating, headaches, backaches, and tender breasts. There are many ways that you can lessen or get rid of these "extras" and come up with a period pain remedy.

 

Diet

What you eat around your period can have an impact on it. Fatty foods and refined sugar can contribute to PMS, especially if you're overweight. Caffeine can worsen the symptoms. Salt can affect water retention levels.

 

Eating a well-balanced diet is important, particularly during your period. For PMS and bloating cut back on refined sugar, salt, and caffeine. Eat more fruits, vegetables, cereals, and whole grains. Also, try to drink 68 glasses of water each day. In addition to making you feel better, eating well will also improve your overall health.

 

Vitamins and Minerals

Enhancing your diet with some additional nutrients can help during your period with your period pain remedy. Getting more calcium and zinc may help reduce cramps and PMS. Iron can reduce the chance of anemia (not enough iron in the blood). Vitamins C and E may help relieve breast swelling. B-complex vitamins may ease water retention and PMS.

 

If you decide to use vitamins to deal with period discomfort, talk to a doctor or nutritionist first. They can help you choose the right vitamin combination and dosage, and avoid side effects.

 

Exercise

You're in pain clutching a pillow to your stomach. The last thing in the world you want to do is movebut exercise will help as a period pain remedy. Exercise will increase blood and oxygen circulation, helping cramps. It will help reduce PMS and stress, easing headaches and backaches. Exercise, especially aerobic exercise when you sweat, will help you cut down on bloating. The added benefit is that your body will also look better if you exercise, especially if you do it all month.

 

Medication

Over-the-counter drugs like ibuprofen and acetaminophen can relieve headaches, backaches, and cramping. There are also other over-the-counter drugs that are specifically made for lessening a number of period problems. Don't take diuretics to relieve bloating. They can cause dehydration and strip your body of essential minerals making your symptoms worse.

 

Oral Contraceptives can improve periods by making them lighter and more regular. They can ease cramps and PMS, but they require a prescription. For extreme cases of PMS, consult with your health care professional.

 

 

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twinklegirl
twinklegirl
Posted August 12, 2014
great advice and i use a hot water pad remedy
sweetsani16
sweetsani16
Posted July 06, 2012
this helps 100%
smileyskylar98
smileyskylar98
Posted March 08, 2012
What I do is put a heating pad on my tummy or lower back and drink lots of hot tea! :)
Bunny Hugs
Bunny Hugs
Posted July 02, 2012
I never knew that what you ate mattered!! Wow, thanks Being Girl.
summerlove33
summerlove33
Posted June 02, 2012
helped a lot!!
Beastwhitechic(:
Beastwhitechic(:
Posted January 31, 2012
This helps with alot(:
kaceykayy15
kaceykayy15
Posted June 25, 2011
This helped and explained a lot!
queen supreme
queen supreme
Posted August 05, 2011
This was a cool article...
Olive :))
Olive :))
Posted November 11, 2011
Lol, this is a good article. It's exactly what im doing! I have a heating pad on my tummy and am sitting on the couch.. hehe!
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