Everyone experience stomach cramps at some point in time but women are blessed with stomach cramps every month (during their menstrual cycle). These cramps can range from mild to severe and can be extremely disruptive. I have a few easy tips and tricks for you to get rid of these cramps.
In order to get rid of the pain you need to increases your activity levels; this can be done by exercising. This is the best way to get rid of the cramps. Walking and jogging will do wonders to relieve the pain but if the pain is unbearable then you must try a few sit ups. This exercise will focus attention on the stomach region and get rid of the pain in the area. Breathing exercises resolve the pain miraculously. Focused breathing gets rid of muscular pain and releases tension in the body.
There are several other home remedies that are extremely effective in reducing pain in your stomach during menstruation. Firstly using a hot compress on your stomach will reduce the pain drastically. Use a hot water bottle as you sleep and try to relax. The hot water will have a soothing effect on your abdomen muscles and reduce the cramps immediately.
In order to prevent stomach cramps you must pay keen attention to what you eat. Always check the food for expiration dates and avoid eating large portions. Instead eat smaller portions more frequently. Make sure that you are aware of your allergies and avoid eating food that you are allergic to; this is especially true if you are lactose intolerant.
Avoid eating foods that are deep fried or cooked in clarified butter as they are heavy to consume and could be the cause of the abdominal cramps. You must also reduce your intake of aerated drinks like colas and energy drinks; water is the best form of hydration, so are 100% natural fruit juices. Remember to eat and drink in moderation and do not over exert as it could lead to increase in the abdominal cramps.
When you experience the cramps you must rest as much as you can. Avoid taking oral medication as they may have adverse effects on your body.