Anyone who’s ever had period cramps will tell you they are the worst. Depending on how severe they are, the pain ranges from a mild stomachache to feeling like you’re being stabbed in the lower abdomen. Aside from the pain, the frequency will also vary from person to person. Thankfully, this electrothermal hot compress exists to help ease period pains.
Effective Home Remedies for Period Pains
Over-the-counter medication is available for those suffering from dysmenorrhea — the medical term for period pains. But in case you can’t go to the nearest drugstore, there are effective home remedies to alleviate the pain. One of them is heat therapy which can be done by taking a hot shower or applying heat on the are with a hot compress.
An Affordable Electrothermal Hot Compress
Relief hot compress is an easy-to-use rechargeable heating pad. It’s recommended for period cramps but could also soothe muscle pain and soreness for other parts of the body. Just plug it in for 10 minutes and it will automatically shut off when it reaches 75 to 80 degrees. The electrothermal hot compress stays warm for 2 to 4 hours and only costs P199 at Surplus or SM Stores.
When to Seek Professional Help
Period cramps are temporary and should not interfere with your day-to-day life. Although home remedies exist, you should still know when to seek professional help. If over-the-counter medications and heat therapy do not relieve the pain and you experience pelvic pain even when you’ve completed your menstrual cycle, consult with a doctor.
Heat therapy is effective because it relaxes the muscles, increases blood flow, and eases pain. What’s nice about the Relief hot compress is it’s an eco-friendly alternative to disposable pads and you don’t need to heat water to put in a bag. Other than that, there are 5 different colors to choose from and it’s made of soft velvety polyester for your warmth and comfort.