Be watchful of painful periods
Post by on Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Dysmenorrhea or painfull menstrual cycles is a common problem affecting young girls and women in reproductive age group, this pain can some times be severe and affect day to day life, Dysmenorrhea can be primary or secondary, primary dysmenorrhea means there is no underlying abnormality in the reproductive tract and is caused by some chemicals called prostaglandins during monthly cycles, in secondary dysmenorrhea there is some underlying pathology(abnormality)
- visit a doctor preferably a gynaecologist.
- seek advice from him/her.
- the doctor will rule out any abnormality.
- He/she will give you pain relieving medication (NSAIDs) for 1st two or 3 days if ur cycle, some multivitamin tablets or if he/she finds it appropriate will prescribe hormone pills.
Here is what u can do at home to get relief.
Exercise—Exercising most days of the week can make you feel better. Aerobic workouts, such as walking, jogging, biking, or swimming, help produce chemicals that block pain.
Apply heat—Taking a warm bath or placing a heating pad or hot water bottle on your abdomen can be soothing.
Sleep—Getting enough sleep before and during your period is important. Being well rested can help you cope with discomfort.
Relax—Meditating also can help you cope with pain.
Dr Aamir Lone
J&K Health Department