Painful periods can be better managed through certain lifestyle amendments, including:

  • Taking Regular exercise
  • Stopping smoking
  • Local heat application e.g. using a heat pad or hot water bottle
  • Massaging the lower back and abdomen gently
  • Relaxation techniques such as yoga or pilates
  • Avoid foods that contain caffeine and salt

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Dec 22, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Dec 04, 2018 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm