The traditional way of dealing with stomach cramps

The traditional way of dealing with stomach cramps

 There are several methods of dealing with stomach cramps that you can do at home with natural ingredients. Some home remedies will treat the cause of stomach cramps and relax tense abdominal muscles.
If you experience stomach cramps when you are pregnant, talk to your doctor first before trying any home remedies. Some home treatments can be uncomfortable throughout pregnancy.
Here are some natural ingredients that can be a method of dealing with stomach cramps at home.

1. Cloves

Cloves have substances that help reduce gas in the stomach and increase gastric secretions. This can speed up slow digestion, which can reduce pressure and stomach cramps.
You can combine 1 or 2 teaspoons of clove powder with 1 teaspoon of honey once a day before going to bed.

2. Cinnamon

Cinnamon has antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of irritation and damage to the digestive tract. Some of the antioxidants listed are eugenol, cinnamaldehyde, and linalool.
In addition, cinnamon can also help reduce belching, flatulence, bloating, and cramps. Cinnamon can also neutralize stomach acid to reduce heartburn and digestive problems.
You can add ground cinnamon or whole cinnamon to your cooking. If you like drinking tea, you can also combine cinnamon with boiling water to make tea. Do this 2 or 3 times a day to treat stomach cramps.


3. Coconut Water

Drinking 2 glasses of coconut water every 4-6 hours can be a way to deal with stomach cramps. This is because coconut water has high potassium and magnesium, which can reduce symptoms of stomach pain, including stomach cramps, pain, and muscle spasms.


4. Other treatments

Hot compress. Compress your stomach with a towel moistened with hot water. This can help relax your abdominal muscles.
Abdominal massage can help soothe cramping muscles.
Drink chamomile tea which can relieve stomach pain and treat stomach cramps. It is also considered as a home remedy for flatulence.

If stomach cramps are caused by loss of body fluids, replenish the lost electrolyte needs by drinking sports drinks or eating bananas. However, if you have a history of kidney failure, consult your doctor first.
If stomach cramps are caused by muscle tension, reduce physical activity and rest the abdominal muscles first.
Methods of dealing with stomach cramps with drugs

If home remedies don't work or continue to get worse, you can take over-the-counter painkillers. Painkillers that are universally used are ibuprofen or acetaminophen (paracetamol).
Take these medicines according to the dosage listed on the medicine package. Know also the possible side effects of these drugs. Ibuprofen and similar drugs can cause stomach ulcers and kidney damage if taken too much.
On the other hand, taking too much acetaminophen can cause liver damage and even heart failure. If you feel you need to take more of these medicines than the recommended dose, you should first consult with your doctor.
Stomach cramps are sometimes caused by stomach acid which gives rise to gastritis. In this case, antacids or proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) can be used as a way to deal with your stomach cramps and reduce stomach acid.
If the methods mentioned above do not relieve your stomach cramps, immediately consult a doctor for treatment and proper assessment.


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