Suffering from period pain? Try 4 easy lifestyle changes to get relieved from it

Updated On Jul 08, 2022 02:12 PM IST

One must try an all-natural alternative to help regulate the menstrual cycle and get rid of period pain for good. Check out these 4 lifestyle changes that can help to alleviate menstrual cramps or period pain

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There are several lifestyle changes that can help to alleviate period pain but first, we must understand why exactly it occurs. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr Nidhi Jha, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Advocate for Ujaas and Knowledge Provider for Menstrual Health and Hygiene, explained, “During menstruation, the uterus contracts to help expel its lining. Hormone like substances (prostaglandins) involved in pain and inflammation trigger the uterine muscle contractions. Higher levels of prostaglandins are associated with more-severe menstrual cramps.” She suggested 4 easy lifestyle changes that can help to alleviate menstrual cramps or period pain: (Andrea Piacquadio)
Updated on Jul 08, 2022 02:12 PM IST

There are several lifestyle changes that can help to alleviate period pain but first, we must understand why exactly it occurs. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr Nidhi Jha, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Advocate for Ujaas and Knowledge Provider for Menstrual Health and Hygiene, explained, “During menstruation, the uterus contracts to help expel its lining. Hormone like substances (prostaglandins) involved in pain and inflammation trigger the uterine muscle contractions. Higher levels of prostaglandins are associated with more-severe menstrual cramps.” She suggested 4 easy lifestyle changes that can help to alleviate menstrual cramps or period pain: (Andrea Piacquadio)

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1. Exercises such as yoga, swimming, cycling, or even gymming lead to the release of endorphins in the body that help relieve period pain, this is especially helpful when done just before one’s menstrual cycle.  (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 08, 2022 02:12 PM IST

1. Exercises such as yoga, swimming, cycling, or even gymming lead to the release of endorphins in the body that help relieve period pain, this is especially helpful when done just before one’s menstrual cycle.  (Shutterstock)

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2. Sexual intercourse before one’s period can also help alleviate pre-menstrual cramps. (Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 08, 2022 02:12 PM IST

2. Sexual intercourse before one’s period can also help alleviate pre-menstrual cramps. (Unsplash)

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3. Additionally, there has been some research supporting the role of micronutrients such as Omega 3s, Vitamin E and Magnesium in helping to reduce menstrual cramps. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 08, 2022 02:12 PM IST

3. Additionally, there has been some research supporting the role of micronutrients such as Omega 3s, Vitamin E and Magnesium in helping to reduce menstrual cramps. (Shutterstock)

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4. Lastly, stress plays a crucial role; during the pandemic, we saw a significant increase in stress-related Dysmenorrhea. Hence, managing stress is very important to help alleviate menstrual cramps. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 08, 2022 02:12 PM IST

4. Lastly, stress plays a crucial role; during the pandemic, we saw a significant increase in stress-related Dysmenorrhea. Hence, managing stress is very important to help alleviate menstrual cramps. (Shutterstock)

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