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Dysmenorrhoea: All you can do

About

A painful period with severe abdominal cramps.

Approximately 80% of women experience period cramps at some stage in their lives [1].

- Dysmenorrhoea refers to the official name for painful menstruation.
- Period pain can start from early teens and go on till menopause.
- For some women, the pain is extremely severe that it is a disruption to the daily routine.
- It is hereditary, so if your mother faced painful menses, chances are you will too.

Uterine contractions cause painful menstrual cramps. Dysmenorrhea can be of two types - common menstrual cramps (Primary Dysmenorrhea) and a disorder in the reproductive system (Secondary Dysmenorrhea).

Symptoms:

People can experience:
- Cramps in lower abdomen
- Headaches
- Constipation or Diarrhoea
- Vomiting
- Nausea
- Lower back pain shooting through the leg
- Pain in hips or thighs

Treatment

Self-care: Heat compressions, relaxation, exercise, essential oil massages, avoiding foods that cause water retention can help with the pain.

Medications: Over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can be taken for reducing the pain.

Specialists: If the pain persists and is unbearable, it is essential to consult a medical practitioner who can diagnose the cause of the disorder that might be causing the immense pain. mfine caters to different areas of health issues, and the perfect course of treatment can be chosen according to your requirements.

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