You may be able to prevent menstrual
- Eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of
fruits and vegetables and is low in fat. Limit your intake of alcohol,
caffeine, salt, and sweets. For more information, see the topic
- Begin or maintain a
moderate exercise schedule. For more information, see the topic
- Reduce stress in your life.
Although stress does not cause menstrual cramps, reducing stress can make your
symptoms less severe. For more information, see the topic
- Do not smoke or use
other tobacco products.
yoga. Both therapies teach relaxation
acupuncture or acupressure.
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
June 20, 2011
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