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Menstrual Cycle: Tips to Relief in Period Pain

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That time of the month is always inconvenient and never enjoyable. Apart from making changes to your bathroom routine, there are several other annoying symptoms of menstruation. Food cravings, sleep disruptions, bloating, mood changes (usual irritability), fatigue, tender breasts, and other symptoms — the majority of which begin before your cycle even starts, serve as warning signs of what's to come.

Then there are the cramps... Many women experience cramps before and during their periods, which can cause severe pain and, in some cases, disrupt their daily lives. If you, too, suffer from painful period cramps, there are steps you can take to regain control. Here are 5 tips for period pain relief that will help you get back on track with your daily routine.

What Causes Period Cramps?

Period cramps are caused by uterine contractions. These contractions are caused by changes in your body's hormone levels, specifically prostaglandins. Your uterus contracts and sheds its lining during menstruation, which is then passed through your vagina as blood. Some of the factors linked to intense period pain include:

    1. Experiencing a heavy menstrual flow
    2. If you are under the age of 20, have your first child or are just starting your period,
    3. Have a family history of period pain
    4. Have irregular bleeding

5 Tips for Relieving Period Pain

1. Apply Heat - Pain may be relieved by applying heat to your abdomen and lower back. According to several studies, the most effective treatment for menstrual pain is a heat patch or pack.

But if you do not have a pack or a patch, you can use a hot water bottle or heating pad, a warm bath, or a hot towel. You can also make your heating pad in a few simple steps.

1. Take an old, clean sock, fabric, or any cloth.
2. Fill it halfway with uncooked rice, corn barley, or oatmeal.
3. Tie or sew it shut and microwave it for 1-2 minutes. Avoid overheating!
4. Allow cooling if needed. To reduce heat transfer, wrap your homemade pad in a towel. Reuse as needed.

2. Select the Best Reusable Cloth Sanitary Pad - Since blood discharge is typically heavier at the start of your period, choosing a pad that can absorb your flow quickly and effectively is essential. But, with so many options on the market, it's difficult to know which pad to choose - disposable or reusable. Will it be able to withstand the heavy flow? What if it leaks?

Disposable sanitary pads and tampons are made from plastic and other synthetic fibers that may be harmful to your health. SuperBottoms Flow Lock Cloth Pads are soft, comfortable, rash-free, and naturally antibacterial.

It is made up of natural fibers that are completely safe, healthy, and stress-free for your body and the environment. Also, it can absorb twice as much as regular cloth pads, it lasts for about 7-8 hours with a super secure leak lock for no leaks.

3. Avoid Stress - Stress affects your body in a variety of ways, so instead of stressing, do things you enjoy so that you can find relief from period cramps.
Here are a few recommended exercises you can try to relieve stress:
    1. Yoga
    2. Deep breathing exercises
    3. Meditation
    4. Light Cardio

4. Select the Right Period Underwear - During your periods, choosing the right underwear is essential because the wrong one can cause discomfort or worsen your cramps. SuperBottoms MaxAbsorb Period Underwear is a unique, comfortable, and convenient alternative to wearing sanitary pads, tampons, or menstrual cups during your period.

This reusable period underwear is thoughtfully designed to be the most innovative and most absorbent,' ensuring 8-10 hours of dry comfort with no leaks. It's made from 60% Premium Plant-Based (Bamboo) fabric, 35% Cotton, and 5% Lycra. It's stretchy, soft, breathable, and rash-free for maximum comfort.

5. Gentle Massage with Essential Oils

Massage therapy for about 20 minutes can be beneficial as it involves pressing specific points on your abdomen, side, and back that can cause you relief from menstrual pain. Massage therapy with essential oils is also recommended as it has been shown to reduce menstrual pain while providing additional benefits.

The following essential oils may be beneficial:

    1. Peppermint
    2. Lavender
    3. Rose
    4. Fennel

Period pains are extremely common, however, they might sometimes interfere with your regular schedule. Fortunately, there are measures you can do to reduce the pain and discomfort produced by these cramps.

If the pain does not go away after a few days or becomes so severe that you are unable to function, see your gynecologist at the earliest.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

1. Can Be Very Painful: Period cramps can be very painful and can disrupt your daily life in some cases.
2. Gently Massage: Gently massaging your lower abdomen with essential oils can help relieve period pain.
3. Select Right Period Care Essentials: Disposable sanitary pads can be harmful to your health, so choose a cloth pad that is soft, comfortable, and naturally made.

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