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If you’re a woman, it’s likely you’ve experienced the pain of period cramps at least once in your life. It’s one of the most common -- and most annoying -- symptoms of "that time of the month." Some women have mild cramps, while others find themselves bedridden for the duration of their period. Cramps are caused by your womb contracting. When it contracts too hard, it can cut off oxygen to your uterus, causing pain. Luckily, there are many things you can do to help relieve the pain and successfully fight period cramps.

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1. Improve Your Diet

Lowering your fat intake and upping your servings of veggies can help relieve period cramps. Low-fat diets can decrease the inflammation in your body, and vegetables provide a lot of your essential vitamins and minerals. Making sure you consume a balanced diet full of nutritional choices can reduce your pain. Plus, a healthy diet is a good idea in general.

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