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I was told that daily excercise reduces period cramps. What types?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Aerobic activity

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 can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea.

In brief: Aerobic activity

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 can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Aerobic

And stretching. Weight lifting not recommended.

In brief: Aerobic

And stretching. Weight lifting not recommended.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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