If you are a woman, you know how uncomfortable cramps can be during “that time of the month”. Did you know? 2 in 10 women are not able to manage their daily activities because the pain is so intense! It's not just unbearable, it's uncomfortable as well. If you are one of those women, a heating pad is the best solution for you.
Essentially, the uterus tightens when the blood supply is reduced, resulting in contractions similar to those experienced during childbirth. This can be extremely painful, to the point where women may have difficulty working, walking or standing upright. Even milder cases of menstrual cramps can cause a woman to reach for medications or home remedies.
One such home remedy involves the use of a heating pad or heat pack placed on the lower abdomen or back to reduce discomfort. According to the Mayo Clinic, “ applying heat may be just as effective as over-the-counter pain medication for relieving menstrual cramps .”