There are some problems that occur for most of the teenage girls during their menstruation period. This results in feeling of uneasiness and also further causes severe trauma. In this situation the pain is felt in the lower abdomen, and extends to the hips, thighs and lower back portion of the body. Rare cases are that they may experience vomiting, diarrhea, fever, nausea and pain in the body. Mild Cramps in the abdomen is a normal feeling for the first two days of menses period and the majority of the teenage girls are not able to cope with their daily errands and have to go for medical treatment. This pain differs from person to person. Some may experience mild pain while others may experience severe condition. One can hardly notice the menstrual cramps, which normally restrains for few hours only. This symptom includes a feeling of extra weight in the stomach portion.
The key cause of Menstrual Cramps is as follows:
At the time of menstrual periods, the body leaves out a hormone known as prostaglandins, which makes the uterus collapse to support the uterus to shed its lining. Because of the cause that in not known, adolescent woman experiences more cramps than adult woman. Therefore, a serious cramp is likely to reduce the intensity as the age passes by, and vanishes after pregnancy in most cases. Other reasons for menstrual cramps are depression, fretfulness, smoking, trauma etc. Avoiding these aspects may aid in lessening the seriousness of cramps at the time of menstruation.
Given below are some natural and home remedies to treat menstrual cramps:
Heating Pads - It is a common home remedy for treating menstrual cramps. By using it on the lower back or abdomen and after some time one will surely feel comfortable with no pain. If by chance heating pads are not available, one can make it simply by filling a clean cotton sock with rice that is uncooked or flaxseeds.
Chamomile - It can be used as a home remedy for menstrual cramps. Take water (boiled) and mix 1-2 teaspoons of dry chamomile flowers and make it sheer for ten minutes. If the tea bags of chamomile are used, add honey or sugar for taste. Otherwise consume a chamomile tea for two days before your expected date of menses and continue two cups each day at the time of the menstrual period.
Vitamins and Minerals- Supplements of vitamin B, calcium, magnesium and zinc help to lessen the pain, heaviness in the stomach area and other indications of menstrual cramps. Foods that are enriched in vitamin B, calcium, magnesium and zinc must be consumed more and more in order to get rid of menstrual cramps. For an average woman, certain amount of calcium is advisable, as it helps in toning the muscles and evades cramps and aches. Magnesium helps in the sucking the calcium of the body. Foods that are rich in magnesium are beans, nuts, vegetables etc.
Develop a Habit of Workouts - It is thought to be a natural procedure to reduce the muscles tension and bumps up one’s mood. If one includes thirty minutes of walking in the workouts. That would prove successful.