Why do I feel menstrual cramps?

why do i feel menstrual cramps

None of us ladies have been fond of menstrual cramps, right? It’s as if the uncomfortable feeling of having a pad on or having to always be sure that your pad is in place isn’t enough, we still have to deal with pain that stops us from doing our regular activities. During your menstrual period, your uterus contracts to help expel built up lining. Hormonelike substances (prostaglandins) involved in pain and inflammation trigger the uterine muscle contractions. Higher levels of prostaglandins are associated with more severe menstrual cramps. Some women get lucky and barely feel pain, but others can feel extreme pain to the point they faint. While the best advice we can give is to consult your doctor, we found some tips to ease menstrual cramps.

Heating pad.

We hear it everywhere that heat can ease the pain. It can be through a warm bath or simply putting a heating pad in your lower belly and back.  A 2012 study from BMC Women’s Health  focused on 147 women 18 to 30 years old who had regular menstrual cycles found that a heat patch at 104°F (40°C) was as effective as ibuprofen.

The combination of essential oil and massage.

Massaging your lower belly for at least 20 minutes can reduce the pain from menstrual cramps. There are specific points that you or your therapist need to pinpoint around your abdomen, side, and back in order to feel maximum effect. There are tutorial videos that you can also check. 

Certain essential oil blends are known to be relaxing. Blends such as lavender, clary and sage can add significant relief and reduction in pain.

Pads with Anion

Anions are negatively charged ions that are naturally generated by evaporating water abundantly found in beautiful and natural places such as the rainforest, beaches, waterfalls, and the like. This is why we feel so energized, rejuvenated, and de-stressed when we are near these beautiful places.

Jeunesse Anion pads just does the job. Jeunesse Anion pads’ special anion strips can lessen pain during menstrual cramps based on the result of the lab test conducted by the Laboratory of Inorganic Nanomaterials, UP Institute of Chemistry.  The movement of positively charged ions across the membrane simulates the nerve cell or neuron. The simulation includes transmission of signals such as pain. The anions released by the strips will bind to these positively charged ions, which restricts the movement through the ion channels. If there are no ions available for movement, the channels will remain closed, and signal will not be transmitted. Thus, pain felt is lessened to minimum.

Jeunesse also possesses anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties and it can stay fresh up to three hours. It may look and sound impossible to get these benefits from a pad, but it’s for you to try and experience. It’s time to make the switch with Jeunesse Anion pads.

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