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How to remove menstrual cramps?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Menstrual cramps

Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval.
Nsaid'scan help with pain. 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 heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea.

In brief: Menstrual cramps

Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval.
Nsaid'scan help with pain. 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 heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea.
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Dr. Sharonda Alston Taylor
NSAIDs include ibuprofen and naproxen. These medication keep your body from making the chemical that is causes most of the symptoms. It's best to start any treatment for cramps when they are very mild. Treats will seem less effective if you wait until you are in a lot of pain. As always, talk to your doctor.
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