Most women go through pains during their monthly period cycle. Menstrual pains can be managed in simple and easy ways inorder not to get worse.
The time of the month comes with pains, bleeding frequency and other symptoms that differs from a person to the other ( note that in most cases these can also be pointers to underlying health issues so in cases of discomfort and cramps that won’t cease, see a physician)
There are ways to tackle menstrual pains and apart from using painkillers everytime they occur there are simple ways to ease the discomfort.
1. Talk a walk/jog
Taking a walk or jogging helps to keep pains minimal. Staying active during the time of the month helps reduce pains considerably. Even if it’s to move around more, do so as it helps with blood flow and ease pains caused by cramps.
2. Put pressure on the stomach at intervals
For menstrual pains, put a gentle pressure on the stomach for about 7-20 seconds and repeat at intervals. This offers a sensation that the body tries to adapt to and helps to soothe the pain
Applying little pressure with hot towel or hot water bottle helps to ease period pains
3. Use hot water
A hot bath, hot water compress (on the stomach), drinking hot tea (stay away from caffeine as much as possible when on your period) and staying warm helps with blood flow and considerably reduces menstrual cramps during that time of the month.