Gynaecologist Julie Levitt revealed to Women's Health that she applies heat to her body when she is working to help ease her pain.
"When I'm on the go, I stick an adhesive heating pad or rub some tiger balm onto my lower abdomen so that I can keep on seeing patients, or rocking skinny jeans while I'm bleeding," said Julie.
This Gyno-approved treatment works because applying heat on your body allows the uterine muscles to relax, and as a result, cramps begin to subside - a hot bath can also help if you don't own a heat pack.
Over-the-counter pain relievers
The Mayo Clinic suggests taking over-the-counter pain relievers ibuprofen or naproxen "the day before you expect your period to begin" because it will help you control the pain from cramps.
Be sure that you are taking the pain killers correctly by reading and following the instructions written on the box.
Move your body
Although it's tempting to skip your regular exercise routine when you are on your period, exercising is actually one of the best ways to relieve period pain.
According to Healthline, the exercises don't need to be strenuous to be effective; in fact, high-impact workouts aren't recommended.
Exercises ideal to take up during your period include light walks, yoga, Pilates or easy aerobic exercises.
And the answer was, yes.
The survey got 486 different women of varying ages to drop their traditional methods of pain control when on their periods and to masturbate instead. And, over six months, they found that, when regularly masturbating, not only did the intensity of their period pain dramatically decrease, but the frequency of it did, too.
For some reason, tea is the one thing that heals everything — feeling stressed? Have a tea. Are your hands cold? Have a tea. Are you having period pain? Have Tea!
Of course, tea won't stop the pain entirely, but just like heat packs, the warm drink will relax your uterine muscles.
Healthline recommends herbal teas like ginger, mint and chamomile.
But sorry, coffee lovers, it's best to avoid the bean juice while on your period.
American endocrinologist Dr Rocio Salas-Whalen told Insider that caffeine can "increase how many cramps you experience and cause vasoconstriction (the narrowing of blood vessels)' which can make the pain worse.
Avoid certain foods
Increasing your intake of whole foods such as vegetables and fruits can help ease period pain.
Medical News Today reported on a 2018 study that found the vegetarian diet and simple eating resulted in fewer cramps.
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