What is Menstrual cramps:
Menstrual cramps are pains in the abdomen and pelvic areas that can be experienced by a woman as a result of her menstrual period. Menstrual cramps can range from mild to quite severe. Mild menstrual cramps may be barely noticeable and of short duration. Severe menstrual cramps can be so painful that they interfere with a woman's normal activities for several days. The diagnosis of menstrual cramps is usually made by the woman herself and reflects her individual perception of pain.
Every woman needs to find a treatment that works for her. There are a number of possible remedies for menstrual cramps. Current recommendations include not only adequate rest and sleep, but also regular exercise (especially walking). Some women find that abdominal massage, yoga, or orgasmic sexual activity may bring relief. A heating pad applied to the abdominal area may relieve the pain and congestion. The main agents for treating moderate menstrual cramps are the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(NSAIDs) which lower the production of prostaglandin and lessen its effect.