For most women, dysmenorrhea is an agony when the monthly visitor comes. Lucky are the ones who are not disturbed with this pain every menstrual cycle. It is a medical term for menstrual cramps.
There are times when the pain gets really severe that women are unable to move and scrunch down while pressing the abdomen. However, there are also times that it is tolerable and one can continue with her daily activities.
Due to uterus contractions dysmenorrhea takes place. It is normal that this organ where a fetus develops, contacts all the way through the menstrual cycle of a woman. When contractions occurs, blood vessels within the uterus are pressed and the oxygen supply is cut off which result to pressuring feeling within the area of the abdomen.
What are the indications that you are currently having dysmenorrhea? First, you feel an aching pain within the area of your abdomen. Second, there is a heavy pressure in the same area. Third, your lower thigh, lower back and hips are also in pain.
Lastly, vomiting, loose feces and upset stomach may occur when the menstrual cramps reach the climax.
The pain can be handled and you can relive yourself.
- Take a pain reliever recommended by your physician.
- Avoid drinking liquor, smoking and food with caffeine content.
- Gently massage your abdomen and lower back.
- Place a heating pad on the lower portion of your abdomen.
The best way to prevent menstrual cramps is to exercise daily despite your busy schedule. It is important to exercise because it will regulate the blood flow.