However, many women has reported having abdominal or pelvic pain at the beginning of their menstrual cycle and this symptoms can be severe from a mild discomfort that often lasts between 1 or 2 days. The reason for this period cramps is that the uterus contracts to squeeze lining away from the uterine wall then eliminate it from the body through the vagina. So therefore, constant contractions is what causes this period cramps.
However, painful menstruation is also known as "dysmenorrhea" which means “difficult menstruation” and often occurs when the uterine lining sheds as menstruation. This contraction are very painful as it can cause the uterus to even spasm and cause pains in your lower abdomen, lower back and vulva. However, these pains are often accompanied by headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. This pains usually begins 24 hours before your menses starts and may last for about 48 or 72 hours in most women.
Although, scientists discovered that women with menstrual cramps had high levels of prostaglandin F2 alpha which is produced by the uterus to stop the production of progesterone when there's no implantation at the end of each menstrual cycle. So when this prostaglandin F2 alpha is released into the blood stream, it causes the uterus to spasm and therefore lead to inflammation.
Here are 5 things you can do to avoid menstrual cramps before your next period.
1. Avoid or limit the intake of diary products
Alot of women who have limit the intake of dairy products have testified about the reduction of menstrual cramp. But if you still choose to take dairy products, try taking organic or organic raw dairies.
2. Try as much to reduce intake of red meats, egg yolks at most 2 to 3 times a week
The major reason for this is because, red meats and egg yolk are high in "arachidonic acid" which is a major causes of inflammation in some ladies.
3. Do avoid refined carbohydrates
It's best you take whole grains like oats, millet, brown rice and quinoa at least not more than three servings per day.
4. Avoid sugary foods and processed sugar
Sugary foods and drinks should be avoided some weeks before your period.
5. Take alot of fruits and vegetables
However, taking water rich fruits like watermelon and cucumber are great for your body to stay hydrated and also taking leafy green vegetables like kale and spinach can help boost your iron levels and magnesium. You can also support your diets with vitamin C, Omega - 3 fatty acids, tumeric, ginger, lentils and beans.
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