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Doctor insights on: Foods That Help Ease Menstrual Cramps

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Good food to help menstral cramps?

Good food to help menstral cramps?

Cramps: Menstrual cramps are caused by the production of a chemical called prostaglandin. They cause an inflammatory reaction and trigger pain receptors. Medications such as Aspirin or Ibuprofen can help. Foods rich in omega 3 oils , such as salmon, egg yolks, flax seed oil, are natural anti-inflammatory. Add this to your diet and it may significantly help you. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Please suggest what foods help relieve menstrual cramps?

Please suggest what foods help relieve menstrual cramps?

See below: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your doctor’s approval. Non –steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help with pain control. ...Read more

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Will tea help menstrual cramps?

Will tea help menstrual cramps?

Perhaps: There are many treatments for menstrual cramps from birth control, motrin, oil of primrose and teas. I think there is no harm in using a tea if it helps you. ...Read more

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How to ease menstrual cramps/pain? Help?

How to ease menstrual cramps/pain? Help?

Dysmenorrhea: Painful periods (dysmenorrhea) can be initially treated with over the counter medications like advil, motrin, midol and ibuprofen. The key is to start taking something for them as soon as they start and then take something every 6-8 hours until it ends. If you wait until severe, not much will help. Heat and getting on the birth control pill may also help. ...Read more

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Can hot balm relive menstrual pain(stomach cramp) and help with the flow of menstruation??

Can hot balm relive menstrual pain(stomach cramp) and help with the flow of menstruation??

Some: The balm or just a hot bath may relieve the pain some but it is unlikely to do anything for the flow ...Read more

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What are some natural way to lessen or stop menstrual cramps?

What are some natural way to lessen or stop menstrual cramps?

Natural approaches: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Discuss use of a traditional herbal like black cohosh with your doctor. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. A warm bath or heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can I eat to reduce menstrual cramps?

Foods: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your doctor’s approval. ...Read more

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Can icy hot help menstrual cramps?

Can icy hot help menstrual cramps?

I doubt it will help: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile ; green tea can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to prevent menstrual cramps or nausea?

Menstrual cramps: Omega 3 fatty acid & magnesium supplementation can be beneficial. Avoid ^ sugar & low quality carbohydrate intake. Don’t add extra salt to your food. Keep diet low fat. Avoid processed foods containing extra salt. Reduce caffeine & alcohol use. Be physically active & take time out to relax. ...Read more

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Can marijuana help with menstrual cramps?

Can marijuana help with menstrual cramps?

Yes; other herbs too: Yes, marijuana can be very helpful for muscle spasms and menstrual cramps. Some strains are more effective than others. Many other herbs are also effective, including cramp bark (called that for good reason). Valerian, black cohosh, skullcap and dong quai. See http://www.Herbaled.Org/education/articles/menstrual.Html & http://www.Naturalnews.Com/022969_chinese_medicine_menstrual_pain.Html. ...Read more

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What natural methods can I use to soothe menstrual cramps?

Tips: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your doctor’s approval. If you desire non-medication approaches you can discuss use of a >>. ...Read more

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What natural methods can I use to relieve menstrual cramping?

What natural methods can I use to relieve menstrual cramping?

Options: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your doctor’s approval. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also help to >>. ...Read more

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Which foods make menstrual cramps worse?

Stuff to avoid: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt and junk carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the natural remedies for menstrual cramping and bloating?

Can you please describe the natural remedies for menstrual cramping and bloating?

Remedies: Bloating prior to or during your period is due to fluid retention & slower digestion (constipation). To decrease bloating avoid salt intake (including prepackaged foods), increase water intake (to flush the body & reduce constipation), consider magnesium or calcium supplements (with your dr’s approval) or otc meds that include a diuretic such as midol. Exercise and birth control pills may help. ...Read more

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Can you please recommend some effective menstrual cramp relief remedies that really work?

Cramps: Consider omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with dr ok. Discuss use of herbal like black cohosh with your dr. Sipping chamomile & green tea can dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Nsaid’s, warm bath, heating pad & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Get gyn eval – check magnesium & iodine levels & to rule out underlying pathology. ...Read more

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Can constipation give you menstrual like cramps?

Can constipation give you menstrual like cramps?

Constipation can: Cause abdominal cramping (may not be exactly same as menstrual cramps however). ...Read more

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Is there any natural therapy to relieve menstrual cramps?

Yes, there is: Check out these websites. I's go with ginger. https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=herbal+remedies+for+menstrual+cramps ...Read more

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What are some alternatives to medicine that can relieve period cramps?

What are some alternatives to medicine that can relieve period cramps?

Homeopathic options: Less hard science on this, but some things that have been looked at, found to help: chasteberry, magnesium supplementation (250mg twice a day), natural Progesterone cream, dong quai (300-500mg twice a day), calcium supplementation (1200mg twice a day), cimicifuga (actaea racemosa); and chamomilla. ...Read more

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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but not limited to. Headache, ...Read more