This article is not for ladies alone..Guys, if u love your lady, then my guess is sometimes when she is having her Periods, you are also stressed as she goes through Pain and discomfort.. The most common cause for menstrual cramps is when the uterus contracts and the pain associated is caused by the Uterus losing its supply of oxygen. Also at this time, is shedding off the fertile layer it had prepared for a possible pregnancy; if there is an absence of a fertilized egg after ovulation has occurred, the uterine wall swells and sheds.The pain occurring during these contractions can be mild, moderate or severe. 1.Stick to a healthy diet. This includes plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as plenty of water. Attempt to keep track of how particular foods affect your period. Plenty of fiber is particularly useful in cleansing the body of excess estrogen (which can lead to heavier and more painful periods and cramps). 2.Make sure to have regular health check-ups to ensure health. Mention to doctors any menstrual problems you feel you might be having. In addition, menstrual cramps can be caused by an underlying disorder such as endometriosis or fibroids, in which case the surgical removal of tissue may be required to help alleviate your symptoms. 3.Use painkillers. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs), medicines such as ibuprofen actually reduce menstrual blood flow not just the pain associated with menses. Many women find that painkillers can decrease menstrual pain. If you can't tolerate ibuprofen , simple aspirin can help a lot 4.Lie in different positions. Laying on your side with your knees tucked into your chest can temporarily reduce the pain. Some people say to lay face down on the bed, with your face in a pillow. Stick your butt up in the air. This will relieve gas and help you feel better. Also try lying on your back, keeping your feet elevated by pillows. 5. Try placing a hot water bottle or heating pad on your abdomen. This helps ease your muscles. A hot wash cloth or even just a warm blanket can also help. Also try taking a hot bath of shower. 6.Do some mild exercise. Walk around the neighborhood, or ride your bike, or any other exercises you enjoy. This will increase blood flow which will help the cramps go away. Exercise increases your overall serotonin levels. Serotonin is the body's own painkiller, and also makes us feel happier. 7.Use the body's own pain-killers. If you're worried about over-use of traditional pain-killers, or they are not available, you may also wish to make use of the body's own pain-management mechanisms.This is how it works; Distract yourself from the pain. Distraction is one of the most powerful and readily available painkillers. So if you have intense cramps, do something that normally totally absorbs you, such as socializing with good friends, reading a book, playing a computer game, or spending time on facebook. 8.Try to wear clothing that doesn't pressure your abdomen. You will feel comfortable, warm and help reduce period cramps caused by tight clothing. 9.Rub your fingers on your stomach gently. Lightly massage your abdomen, or get someone else to do it for you. This promotes blood flow to the tired muscles, which brings more oxygen and nutrients, and takes away the acidic byproducts produced by tired muscles. 10.Make sure you avoid caffeine: soda and coffee. Also, avoid foods high in sugar and sodium. 11.If you wear pads, change every two hours or so. If you use tampons, do not have one in for longer then 8 hours. Leaving a tampon in longer may result in Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a potentially fatal illness caused by a bacterial toxin. If you think the problem could be serious, have persistent cramping or extremely heavy bleeding, consult a medical professional. Have a nice day,mwaaah.