Mittelschmerz involves pain in the lower abdomen and pelvic region in some of the women during their ovulation period. Ovulation usually takes place during the midway of two different menstrual cycles. The pain in this case ranges from minor twinge to severe level of discomfort and often lasts from few minutes to many hours. Women usually feel Mittelschmerz at a particular side of the pelvis or abdomen and it may vary every month depending mainly on the ovary responsible to release an egg during the respective cycle. In some of the cases, the pain also takes place with vaginal discharge or vaginal bleeding in small amounts. Even a few women also suffer from nausea in case the pain become severe.

What Are The Lifestyle Changes For Mittelschmerz?

If you experience severe pain during your ovulation period, it is essential for you to follow the mentioned lifestyle changes to deal with your pain, as you often do to manage your Mittelschmerz. These include-

Have Herbal Teas i.e. Teas With Caffeine In Low Levels. A majority of gynecologists recommend you having 1 cup of herbal tea during your ovulation period as a lifestyle change for Mittelschmerz. This is because; heat comes from such teas gives you enough comfort to the distressed muscles. Positively, you are available with plenty of options related to herbal teas. These are ginger tea, chamomile tea, lavender tea, peppermint tea, lemongrass tea, green tea and cardamom tea and so on. In addition, herbal teas provide you with the required freshness and in turn, give immediate relief from the fatigue. Even herbal teas are perfect to reduce the extent/level of pain you deal.

Intake Water In Adequate Amounts. You should make sure drinking about 6 glasses to 8 glasses of water on a daily basis as a lifestyle change for Mittelschmerz. This not only helps you to feel yourself better, but also improves the overall health and in turn, helps you managing your pain.

Ginger Juice Or Ginger Tea. Use of ginger is a as a good lifestyle change for Mittelschmerz. Ginger is a wonderful herb and it eases your pain and cramps during ovulation in an effective way. The herb has a prime role to reduce the prostaglandins levels (responsible to cause pain). Ginger helps in fighting with fatigue and tiredness, along with other symptoms related to ovulation. One of the simple ways to have ginger is to grate it in small pieces and boil it in 1-cup water for about 5 minutes. Later on, you should strain it and add lemon juice and honey in some amount to make the drink tasty. To get the best results, you should make sure having it for about 2 times or 3 times in day.

Cinnamon Tea. Cinnamon comes with large number of properties to ease your ovulation pain. These include anti-clotting, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties. Besides this, cinnamon is a perfect source of calcium, dietary fiber, manganese and iron. Thus, alternatively, you may opt for preparing cinnamon tea by simply stirring about one-fourth teaspoon of cinnamon powder in 1cup of hot water. Similar to the case of ginger tea, you have to intake it cinnamon tea for about 2 or 3 times to get the required result.

Foods To Eat And Avoid At A Glance

Strictly Avoid Fatty Foods and Include Nutritious Fruits and Veggies. Fatty food items with excessive amount of salt may influence the way, in which you feel bloated and the extent of pain you experience during your Mittelschmerz condition. Because of this, you should make sure having nutritious fruits, like bananas, as they constitute excellent sources of potassium and thus, are helpful in easing the bowel movements. Besides this, you should make sure including excessive amount of iron in the daily diet, such as legumes, spinach and lentils

Avoid Coffee. Coffee is one of the vasoconstrictor i.e. caffeine and other components present in it make your blood vessels constrict. Even it tightens the vessels responsible to feed your uterus. Because of this, if you experience ovulation pain or Mittelschmerz, you should make a habit to avoid coffee intake at least for the specified time.

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Pramod Kerkar

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: February 25, 2019

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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