Relieve menstrual discomfort and pain when dealing with your period.
Primary menstural cramps occur when prostaglandin, a hormone-like chemical in the body causes contractions that cut off the oxygen supply to muscle tissues.
Secondary menstrual cramps are cramps that are a change from the normal periods a woman has had her whole life. These could be a sign of something more serious (such as infections, endometriosis, or scarring) and warrant a visit to your doctor.
Instead of relying on over-the-counter medications for relief, try these alternative ways to cure your cramps. For more lifestyle tips and solutions for your health concerns, download the official Dr. Oz app!
Avoid Inflammatory Foods
Steer clear of pro-inflammatory foods – especially sugar and refined carbs. Inflammation causes pain that can eventually become chronic. You can cure cramps by monitoring your diet and consuming anti-inflammatory foods filled with nutrients.
Watch: The Anti-Inflammatory Diet