The term “cramps” can be used to refer to muscle cramps or menstrual cramps. In this article, we shall be discussing menstrual cramps. Menstrual cramps, or dysmenorrhea, refers to pain that occurs during menstruation. Menstrual cramps usually occur around the time when menstruation begins. The pain is often felt in the lower abdomen, lower back, and pelvis.
For some, menstrual cramps are mild and tolerable. For others, it can be debilitating to the point where it disrupts daily activities for several days every month. While painful menstrual cramps can occur without an underlying issue in younger women, it often indicates that there may be underlying issues in older women. Some examples of these issues include adenomyosis, uterine fibroids, and endometriosis.
Treatment of the underlying cause is the key to reducing the pain. Menstrual cramps that occur without an underlying condition usually decrease with age and improve after childbirth.
Home Remedy #1: Exercise
Exercise is an activity that is performed to enhance or maintain health or physical fitness. It has been shown to help increase growth, development, strengthen muscles, slow down aging, improve the cardiovascular system, and help with weight loss.
Exercise can be performed both indoors and outdoors and presents an opportunity to socialize for many individuals. Exercise produces endorphins and can help with menstrual cramps. Besides alleviating menstrual cramps, it also helps decrease other symptoms such as cravings, moodiness, and low-energy.