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During the menstrual period our body changes, we are much more perceptive to any emotion, that is why we go from happiness to sadness and then to anger so suddenly, but that is not all because we must also deal with one of the things that result most annoying: colic. Despite the fact that many girls do not care about them, many of us must invent different ways so that belly pain does not intervene in our daily lives; That is why we want to share some tips to get rid of them and remind you that if they are too strong, it is best to see a specialist and thus know that your health is in the best condition.
1. A hot water bottle
This is a tip that comes from very old times, because our mother used to do it like our grandmothers and it is really effective, since applying heat to the belly relieves menstrual pain, the uterus relaxes and improves blood flow . You just need to prepare your hot water bottle, choose your favorite movie, lie down and relax. While the heat does its thing, you can see that series that fascinates you.
2. Lie down with your legs elevated
If you’ve already tried to lie on your stomach or side and the pain is still there, one thing you can do is lie down with your legs elevated and leaning against the wall, so that your body is at a 120-degree angle. The only thing you will have to do is slowly move your legs towards you, so that little by little the pressure in that area is released and you can rest better.
3. Eat some dark chocolate
Stay away from sugar chocolates and say “hello” to dark chocolate. At first it may seem not very rich or without a joke, but the truth is that this type of chocolate helps reduce menstrual pain, as well as that your energy and mood are not a roller coaster.
4. Take ibuprofen
The best thing to do for menstrual cramps is to take ibuprofen, as it is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which will help you with pain. If your period is super regular, take the pill one day before it comes down, this will make the vaginal muscles not react as abruptly as they usually do, in addition, you will notice that you will be able to carry out all your activities normally.
This is probably the hardest thing to do, but exercise helps reduce stomach and lower back pain caused by menstruation. All you have to do is make sure that you are not exerting too much effort, because losing blood also loses iron and it is very likely that you feel weak. So take it easy and don’t push yourself too hard.
6. Eat healthier
You may think that during your period you have the right to eat everything you want because you deserve it, but believe me, it is not a good idea, since a bad diet only brings even more colic. That is why it is better that you eat a balanced diet rich in omega 3 and vitamin B12, these can be found in foods such as avocado, nuts, fish or cheese.
7. Stay hydrated
During the period we lose a lot of hydration and the best way to replace it is to drink a lot of fluids during those days, maybe drinking water all day seems the most bland, but there are many rich and healthy options so that your body does not suffer from dehydration, so choose the option of your preference.
8. Chamomile and cinnamon tea
A rich, as well as natural way to soothe menstrual pain is to drink an infusion of chamomile with cinnamon; chamomile relieves muscle spasms, while cinnamon calms colic due to its analgesic and anti-inflammatory function. We recommend that when you are preparing it, do not allow it to boil for too long, let it ferment well before taking it and sweeten it with honey or agave.
9. Ask for a back massage
One of the things that, in addition to helping you, will relax you is a rich massage. Ask your partner or trusted person to massage your back with a little oil, it is not necessary to apply too much pressure, they should only follow the line of the spine with their fingertips. Rest assured that you can rest super well.
10. Avoid sugars
As we mentioned before: it is normal for the body to ask to eat something sweet and in large quantities, but the best thing you can do is get away from it. Refined sugars give you immediate energy, but as it arrives, it causes you to feel much more tired and sore.