How To Get Rid Of Belly Cramps

Belly cramps can be a nuisance and the cause of many sleepless nights. But there are many ways you can help ease those unpleasant symptoms! With some simple diet changes and alternative treatments, we'll teach you how to get rid of your belly cramps and reclaim your calm nights.

We'll start with what is causing these pesky tummy troubles. Usually, our gut muscles contract every few seconds to push food through the intestines or throw off waste material that's passed its expiration date. This process is called peristalsis, but it won't work if the gut "muscles" is damaged or weakened, so these contractions don't happen as often as they should. The muscles can be damaged in several different ways.

But most of the time, your gut muscles are fine, and you should have at least a few contractions every day to help you digest your food and eliminate waste. When they're not working correctly, however, either because they're damaged or weakened or because some other problem is interfering with their function, you can feel something strange in your belly.

One of the ways our gut can become unbalanced is if there's not enough food in our diet. If you're eating many of the wrong foods and not enough of the right foods, your belly may suffer. If you're eating something too pungent or too spicy to digest correctly, it could upset your stomach. Other issues that might contribute to a bloated belly include food allergies, intestinal parasites, lactose intolerance and chronic constipation.

A healthy diet should include plenty of whole foods: fruits and vegetables and protein-rich foods (like fish and poultry). This isn't about being a "dietary perfectionist". It's about creating a well-rounded diet that includes all the essential nutrients your body needs every day.

The idea is to make your body think it's getting fed every day and to provide the nutrients it needs to do its job. When your food doesn't get broken down properly, our bodies aren't fed the nutrients they need to function correctly. So the more well-rounded a diet is, the better off your belly will be.

If you're suffering from weird belly pain, you should talk with your doctor about any issues you might have with your diet or digestion. If they think that a new health condition might be causing your belly pain (like irritable bowel syndrome), they may suggest that you cut back on specific triggers and see if it makes a difference in how you feel. Their advice might also include taking over-the-counter pain relievers to help you get through the problem.

If you need a little extra support, there are many things you can do on your own to help fight off belly cramps. Although they can be annoying, they're not dangerous and tend to go away on their own after a while. The following home remedies are easy and inexpensive ways to help relieve your body and mind from this painful discomfort.

First of all, if you're getting up in the middle of the night for another bathroom run, try drinking more water during the day so that you can pee more often at night, too. Most of us don't make as much liquid during the day as we should–even if we feel like we're drinking much water!

If you've never heard of "electrolytes," that's because they're not substances (like salt). Your body keeps electrolytes in its cells (that's why they're sometimes called "liquids"), and they work together with certain minerals to help your body perform all kinds of functions.

Electrolytes are essential because they help allow the nerves in your body to send messages from one cell to another. They are also vital for the proper functioning of your kidneys, heart, muscles, nerves and even skin.

Electrolytes are tiny, electrically charged particles that your body uses to transmit those messages. Outside influences can alter those electrical messages and force your body to adapt by making you thirsty or weak. Some of these outside influences include:

Heavy food and drink, boiling liquid.

Sweating (including exercise)

Fatigue or lack of sleep

Sun exposure (especially if you're on a sunny beach)

Extreme temperature changes (like when it's hot or cold outside) or changes in altitude or barometric pressure levels (like in a plane flight) When you have electrolyte problems, it's not just your stomach that hurts; your muscles and organs may get affected as well. You might feel weak or develop muscle cramps, a metallic taste in your mouth, nausea and vomiting, dizziness or diarrhoea.

Electrolyte problems can show up for a lot of different reasons. However, if you have the right foods in your diet and take some simple precautions against dehydration and heat exposure, you'll probably be able to keep these problems under control.

Here are some guidelines:

Hydration: Drinking plenty of water is one of the first things when you have electrolyte problems. You may feel thirsty during hot weather or when you're working out at the gym.