How To Get Rid Of Menstrual Cramps
Menstrual cramps can have a devastating effect on your life and it's important to have an understanding of what your body is going through. To help you deal with period pain, VideoJug has some insight and suggestions that can help you during that time of the month.
So, we are going to talk about how to get rid of menstrual cramps. The medical for this is dysmenorrhea and it's an extremely common condition. It's thought that around 1 in 10 women suffer from period pains or menstrual cramps at some part of their lives.
And it's particularly common amongst teenagers and young adults in particular. And it's thought that it can affect so severely that can actually affect how you go by your day-to-day activities, and in those cases, it's really important to have some strategies to try and get on top of things and make sure it doesn't affect you too much. Menstrual cramps tend to affect you right in the time of the period, especially in the couple of days leading up to the period and they can be quite severe from two to three days, and some of the simple and easy things that you can do at home are very straightforward.
One of the most important is to stop smoking. Scientific studies have shown that the cause of menstrual cramps is, probably, due to the release of bad chemical called prostaglandin. It affects the lining of the womb, the blood vessels inside the womb, and can cause the womb to contract because the womb is really made up of muscles so when it contracts, it releases the blood and that's what happens during the period.
If there's too much prostaglandin, or if the womb is particularly sensitive to prostaglandin, then that can cause really severe cramping pains and contractions and that's what can cause menstrual pain. So, stopping smoking certainly reduces the risk of increased prostaglandin release. And another thing you can do is add direct warmth to the tummy itself.
You can do this by using a hot water bottle or maybe taking a warm bath and that will help soothe the menstrual pains and cramps. Something else you can try is just some simple pain killers and the best type of pain killers to take for menstrual pain is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The most common of those that you find over the counter are Ibuprofen or Neoprofen or other tablets that can affect in the same way.
If your menstrual cramps persist and they last every month or they persist throughout the month, it's really important to see your doctor for a check-up. They can think of other causes of menstrual pain such as pelvic inflammatory disease or endometriosis or other structural causes like fibroids in the womb. And they can also think of other treatments they can prescribe and the most common of those is some form of the pill, particularly the combined pill and also the coil, which releases a hormone in the intra-uterine system, can be very useful to relieve menstrual cramps and to reduce heavy periods.
So, some strategies to get rid of menstrual pain. .