Painful menstruation – what to do?
Menstruation is a definite part of the female body’s menstrual cycle. During menstruation, women experience bleeding, which is triggered by the rejection of the uterine lining. The first day of menstruation is considered the beginning of the menstrual cycle.
The composition of the menstrual blood includes a set of enzymes, for this reason it has a darker color and does not clot. The absence of menarche (menstruation) is normally observed during pregnancy and lactation.
The onset of menstruation, mainly occurs between the ages of 12 and 21 years. Proper diet and constant moderate exercise accelerate the onset of menarche.
At any age, the beginning of the menstrual cycle is not cyclical. Its normalization occurs in a period of about a year, after its beginning. The average duration of the menstrual cycle is from 21 to 35 days. But for each woman this indicator is purely individual. The average monthly duration is from 2 to 8 days.
PMS in brief and control
Virtually every woman is faced with such a concept as PMS (premenstrual syndrome). PMS is a complex of certain symptoms that bothers a woman in the days preceding menstruation. According to statistics, about 80% of women suffer from PMS, and only 20% do not know what it is. Premenstrual syndrome may manifest a variety of disorders. Among them may be:
1. Spasmodic pain in the abdomen;
3. Vegetovascular disorders;
4. Neuropsychiatric disorders;
5. Disorders in the endocrine system.
One of the most reliable reasons for this is an overabundance of estrogen in a woman’s body. Symptomatology: swelling, unpleasant and painful sensations in the mammary glands, depression, migraines, weight gain. The manifestation of the above symptoms occurs 7-10 days before the start of the cycle.
Surely, many of you have asked yourself the question, how to deal with these symptoms? Further in the article we will tell you about it.
The most important criterion to avoid PMS is to just relax. Enough to pamper yourself with fruits and vegetables that are rich in various vitamins. Hiking in the fresh air, warm baths will help you get away from the problems and take care of your health.
Products that reduce the manifestations of premenstrual syndromes:
1. Various types of fish;
2. Products containing magnesium, vitamins B6, A, E and calcium;
3. Tincture of valerian;
4. Chamomile or mint tea;
5. Green tea.
It is not advisable to eat sweets, salty and spicy dishes, coffee, carbonated drinks.
Broths for fight against PMS:
1. In equal quantities, take the leaves of lemon balm, flowers of the narrow-leaved peony, chamomile, grass cuff. A tablespoon of herbs, pour 200-250 ml. boiling water. Insist about 10 minutes, strain and take the broth several times a day, 150-200 ml.
2. For 10 minutes under the lid insist 10 gr. jasmine flowers, 30 gr. mint and lemon balm and 20 gr. valerian and chamomile. During the day, take at least 3 times.
Symptoms of menstrual disorders
Must go monthly, but they are not? It makes you alert. Immediately in my head the question arises: “Am I pregnant?”, But the test may give a negative result. In this case, you must immediately visit a gynecologist. Since disruptions of the menstrual cycle, may indicate the presence of violations in the female reproductive system, namely, such organs as the uterus, ovaries, hypothalamus.
Abnormal course of menstruation or its delay can be attributed to violations. The menstrual cycle may be absent for a long period or, on the contrary, begin several times a month. In this case, you will feel constant fatigue, pain in the abdomen and lower back, fever, headaches and nausea. All these manifestations are the reason for the urgent visit to the gynecologist and the examination.
In order to identify any violations in time, experts recommend keeping a calendar on which it is necessary to note the beginning and end of the cycle, as well as various manifestations.
Dysmenorrhea. Methods of dealing with it
Dysmenorrhea is called a periodic pathological process, which is manifested by the occurrence of painful sensations in the lower abdomen before menstruation and in its first days. Also, this process may be accompanied by dizziness, dry mouth, nausea, fainting, weakness, vomiting, abdominal distension, fever.
In most cases, any of these symptoms prevail over the rest. As a result, such symptoms lead to depletion of the nervous system, memory loss, the development of asthenic condition.
According to statistics, almost half of women of childbearing age suffer from dysmenorrhea.
A slight manifestation of the disease is not strong pain in the abdomen. But there are times when pain is simply unbearable.