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What is dysmenorrhea?

Post by on Friday, October 8, 2021

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Pain associated with menstruation is called dysmenorrhea.More than half of women who menstruate have some pain for 1 to 2 days each month.Usually, the pain is mild.But for some women,the pain is so severe that it keeps them from doing their normal activities for several days a month.
Here are eight proven home remedies that may ease your discomfort and help you get back on track with your busy life.
1.Use a heat patch
Using a heated patch or wrap on your abdomen can help relax the muscles of your uterus.
2.Massage your tummy with essential oils
Research suggests that some essential oils can help ease period cramps when massaged onto the abdomen,especially when used in a blend of oils due to their ability to boost circulation include:
3.Take an OTC pain reliever
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists,Over the counter(OTC) pain relievers like Ibuprofen,Naproxen and Aspirin are effective treatments for period cramps
4.Soak in a tub
Soaking in a warm bathtub is another way to surround your pelvic muscles with the warmth they need to relax.
5.Do yoga
One study suggests that, like aerobic exercise, yoga can also be helpful at reducing period cramps
6.Take supplements
Several studies suggest that different types of dietary supplements may help reduce period cramps like;Calcium,Vitamins B-6, B-1,E, and D, plus magnesium and zinc,vitamin B-12 and fish oils
7.Avoid caffeine and salty foods
Try to avoid certain foods that can cause water retention,bloating and discomfort which include:Saltyfoods,Caffeine,Alcohol,Fatty foods
8.Stay hydrated
According to experts,you're more likely to have abdominal cramps during your period if you're dehydrated.
Aim to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day.
Dr Khalid Ur Rehman 
MD physician, Medical Officer J&K Health Services 


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