Oh, the periods are back. And they’re back with a vengeance. You might get a terrible headache, or have an acne attack or simply have a chocolate craving so dangerous that you just want to finish the entire supply of cocoa on this planet.
Many of us feel severe pain during the period cycle. This pain affects your day to day routine and activities. And this pain, ladies, is known as the infamous period cramp. They happen because of natural chemicals made in the lining of the uterine wall. When there is an excess of these chemicals right before the periods, cramps occur.
Cramps are usually centred around the pelvic and the abdominal region. But did you know, that for some, the pain can even occur in the legs, thighs and the bums? No? Oh, but it does.
It’s not that common for period cramps to spread to other areas. This happens on very rare occasions to a few women out there so you need not worry about it happening to you. Even if you are one of those whose cramps spread to other areas of your body, there are quite a lot of remedies that you can try to ease the pain.
So why does this happen?
The pelvic region is made of nerves that radiate this pain to the regions near it and hence, the legs, thighs and bums may be affected. Loss of essential minerals like iron, potassium and magnesium cause the muscles to spasm and cause cramps.
Could it be Endometriosis?
Though there is a chance of that happening, an early visit to the doctor can definitely clear it out. Endometriosis happens when the inner lining of the uterus grows outside the uterine cavity causing intense pain and other side effects.
What kind of treatments can work at home?
For treating your leg pains there are various remedies you can try at home. Just like abdominal pains, you can use a heating pad on your leg or where it hurts a lot. You can try a hot water bath as well. Try some Chamomile tea, it soothes any kind of pain and is a great option during winters.
So the next time if you start feeling the cramps in areas other than your abdominal regions then don’t be alarmed. You can easily remedy them at home. If the pain is too much to handle then consult a doctor so that you can be on the safe side and know what exactly is happening to you.