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Menstrual cramps are painful sensations that affect many women before and during a menstrual period.
Here are a few quick facts on menstrual cramps:
❗ Menstrual cramps are felt in the lower abdomen, before or during the time of menstruation
❗ The pain can range from slight to severe.
❗ Emotional stress can increase the chance of experiencing menstrual cramps.
❗ Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, sweating, dizziness, headaches, and diarrhea.
❗ Menstrual cramps can be treated with over-the-counter medicine, birth control treatments, and some home remedies.
❗ Over-the-counter medication is available to treat most cases of menstrual cramps.
Measures that may reduce the risk of menstrual cramps include:
▪ Eating fruits and vegetables and limiting intake of fat, alcohol, caffeine, salt, and sweets
▪ Exercising regularly
▪ Reducing stress
▪ Quitting smoking