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What is dysmenorrhea?
Medical terminology for excessive pain as muscular cramps felt by women during their menstrual cycle.
How common dysmenorrhea is?
It’s quite normal to feel such pain in starting one or two days, more than one half of women who menstruate are complaining for such type of discomforting pain, but according to a survey conducted in 2012 in U.S.A, about 10% of women experience severe pain which directly effect on their productivity.
Types of dysmenorrhea
Primary dysmenorrhea: it is only due to menstrual pain more commonly referred as menstrual cramps (pain at muscles level)
- severe abdominal pain
- pressure at abdominal area
- pain in hips, lower back and inner thigh
- prostaglandins (natural pain stimulating chemical produced in body)
- contractions at uterus level
When does pain starts to feel?
Just before the start of menstrual cycle and intensity decrease with shedding of uterus in progress of menstrual cycle
Secondary dysmenorrhea: pain associated with any underlying reproductive system’s disorder.
- upset stomach, with nausea and vomiting
- loose stools
Non-pharmacological treatments to treat primary type of dysmenorrhea:
- Placing heating pad or hot bag on your abdomen may cause to relax your muscles and feeling of pain gradually decreases.
- Takin bath with Luke warm water also help to relieve cramps
- Simple yoga steps like cow pose, child pose, boat pose can help to relieve from muscle cramps
- Reducing stress
- Taking dietary supplements including vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B-1, vitamin B-6 and magnesium can help to relieve pain
- Simple home remedies like taking ginger tea, green tea, red berry tea, cinnamon tea, banana (rich in magnesium), and increase water intake can also help to relieve menstrual cramps
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