The pain during the menstrual period is known as dysmenorrhea.It is a common pain in adolescent girls, but the pain reduces as the women age.The pain occurs below the belly in the pelvic area.The menstrual pain are sometimes mild and sometimes are very severe.The pain is so severe to bear at times and causes problem in day to day activities of a woman.
The menstrual pain are of two types-primary dysmenorrhea and secondary dysmenorrhea.The primary dysmenorrhea occurs after few years of your first menstrual period and do not causes nay physical abnormality.The secondary dysmenorrhea causes physical abnormality and diseases like uterine fibroids, uterine polyps, pelvic inflammatory disease or endometriosis.
The main cause of menstrual cramps/pain-
The chemical called Prostagladins which are found in the lining of uterus during the period of mensuration causes the muscle of the uterus to contract at regular intervals, which is the main cause of pain.The occurrence of pain reduces the level of oxygen and blood flow to the uterus, which leads to discomfort and uneasiness.
Sometime the pain is so severe that it becomes unbearable.The reason for this is the formation of clots and the blood tissue pieces.When these clots and blood tissue pieces from the lining of uterus passes through narrow cervix of a woman causes hard pain.The pain varies from one woman to another depending on the prostagladin levels.
Home remedies/treatment for menstrual pain-
1)Massage- Massage in a circular motion on your abdomen where the pain occurs.It gives a great relief from pain.
2)Heat- Put a hot water bottle around the area of the pain.Or you can also try a hot water bath.This remedy is helpful in cases of mild pain.
3)Exercise-Try some physical exercises such as swimming, aerobics, walking, cycling or jogging to get relief from not so severe pain.The physical exercise helps in producing chemicals like endorphins which provide instant relief from discomfort.
4) Acupressure- It is similar to acupuncture treatment. Women who experience severe pain should get 15 acupressure treatment within 3 months of duration. This treatment help in relieving the pain and the cramping.
5)Aromatherapy- Studies have shown that the therapies consisting of lavender, rose and oils like sage oils reduces the menstrual pain to a very low extent.
Other remedies to reduce menstrual pain are-drink lots of water, get a good amount of sleep, take rest, avoid eating junk foods and try to maintain a well balanced diet consisting of essential minerals and nutrients, do eat fruits and vegetables.
“The information present here is for general purpose please consult your doctor before taking any medication/therapy”