We know how it goes, you have just had the best day with all your buddies, enjoying the latest romantic comedy movie, checking out all the new styles and fashions on show, maybe even sneaking a peek at some cute guys and then that familiar painful throb starts to emanate from your tummy. You think to yourself again ‘it’s that time of the month again’ and sigh with a kind of knowing surrender, because you know you are in for at least a few days of seriously un-cool period cramps (also known as Menstrual Cramps or Dysmenorrhea) that are going to mess with your schedule. About half the women in the entire world will suffer from period cramps at some point so you are not alone in having this problem. Lots of girls quickly master using Kotex® pads to deal with their period but are still irritated by the cramps they get. However, do you know what causes these cramps? And did you know that there are some super simple ways to make your period cramps less painful? Well, you will in a couple of minutes, thanks to your personal period cramps advisor, Kotex®.
Period cramps normally start right before you get your period and are at their worst about a day after you first start feeling sore. You might get cramps more than your mum or older sister as they tend to affect younger women and girls more and get less painful with age. You may also notice some pain in your lower legs and thighs, and unfortunately the same hormone that causes period cramps can also cause you to feel nauseous, dizzy and bloated. Period cramps can be genetic (like your curly hair or long fingers) so ask your mum if she suffered from cramps when she was younger, you never know, she might have a home remedy you can try.
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