• Menstrual cramps differ from person to person

Meme on period cramps
Meme on period cramps
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Menstrual cramps differ from person to person as they may come before or during one's periods.

Also, this pain might be mild to others and severe to some women.

There are home remedies, which work differently for everyone depending on the severity of one's cramps.

These are;

Exercising

Recent studies show that exercising can help relieve pain caused by menstrual cramps.

Aerobic exercises such as walking, dancing, riding a bicycle and other light exercises will help.

Avoid caffeine and salty foods

It’s also a good idea to avoid certain foods that can cause water retention, bloating, and discomfort.

Some types of foods one should stay away from when you have cramps include; salty foods, caffeine, alcohol and fatty foods

Stay hydrated

Studies show that one is more likely to have abdominal cramps during your period if you’re dehydrated.Aim to drink eight glasses of water a day.

You’ll need more if it’s hot, if you’ve been exercising, or if you simply feel thirsty.

Using a heat patch

Using a heated patch or wrap on your abdomen can help relax the muscles of your uterus.

It’s these muscles that cause period cramps. Heat can also boost blood circulation in your abdomen, which can reduce pain.

The heat patches can be bought in supermarkets or in your preferred online stores.

Ginger concoction 

One can boil hot water mix the ginger with lemon and honey. It helps fight pre-menstrual fatigue.

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