Menstrual cramps are most common among young women who have never been pregnant. In most cases, there is no underlying health problems, and symptoms often ease somewhat after pregnancy or with the use of contraceptives. These are the steps to take to prevent painful periods
1.Take an anti-inflammatory. Prostanglandins, hormonelike substances that cuase uterine contractions play a part in causing menstrual cramps. Nonstreoidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin block prostanglandin production and alleviate menstrual cramps. Use these drugs with care because they can cause stomach irritation and bleeding problems.
2.Use herbal teas such as raspberry tea leaf because it contains a substance that is thought to relax the uterus and ease cramping. Chamomile tea also has antispasmodic action and may help. Drink the tea while relaxing in a warm bath or lying down with a heating pad over your abdomen to relieve muscle cramps and tension
3.Consult your doctor because painful periods can be caused by other conditions such as fibroid tumors and endometriosis.