What causes period cramps?
Bad period cramps (dysmenorrhea) occur as a result of the oxygen inability to reach the uterus tissue due to muscle contraction of the uterus walls.
First of all, if you suffer from period cramps you should contact your doctor or health care provider to exclude such serious problems as endometriosis, fibroids or pelvic inflammatory disease which need special treatment.
But if serious causes of period cramps are excluded you can think about methods of reducing the pain and discomfort. The use of prescribed or over-the-counter medications can work well but non-medicinal activities do better.