Are you sick of having to deal with menstrual cramps?

Although cramping is perfectly normal, it doesn’t mean you should have to live with the pain. In our last blog, our OBGYN in Bradenton talked about what causes cramps in the first place, but today, we are focused on helping you find relief from your cramps. The following is a list of a few things you can do to minimize or relieve your menstrual cramps:

#1. Pain Medicine

NSAIDs, such as naproxen and ibuprofen, help to reduce pain and inflammation. If bleeding issues or kidney issues are in your history,  you may want to consult your doctor before taking NSAIDs.

#2. Decrease Bad Fat

Not only does eating a healthier diet help you to fit into your jeans better, it can also help to minimize your menstrual cramps. Diets that are healthy and low in fat help to reduce inflammation. Rather than eating the saturated fats commonly found in animal products, switch to foods that contain healthy fats, such as nuts, avocados, olive oil and fish.

#3. Increase Leafy Greens

Leafy greens are stuffed with the nutrients your body needs to regulate muscle contractions. Calcium and magnesium are often found in leafy greens, such as broccoli, kale and spinach. Including more dark green, leafy vegetables in your diet may help to ease your menstrual cramps.

These are just a few of the things you can do to find relief from your menstrual cramps. Would you like to learn more? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog!