Caring for Pain Symptoms
How to Prevent Menstrual Pain & Discomfort
During a woman's menstrual cycle, hormones are released that can lead to cramps. These are not a sign of an underlying gynecological problem, just the result of what's going on in your body..
Here’s what you can do during the month for period pain relief:
- Get regular exercise - Try to do at least four 30-minute sessions of aerobic activity per week.
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Eat more complex carbohydrates (whole grains), fibre, and protein. Cut back on sugars and fats.
- Take calcium - about 1000mg per day. It may help reduce symptoms of water retention, cramps, and back pain — and it's good for you anyway!
If you are getting severe cramps frequently, talk to your doctor.