Video: ❶ Pain During Menstruation
Every month, all women of reproductive age are faced with such a physiological body function as menstruation. Many young girls and older women experience severe pain during menstruation, because under normal conditions it should be painless. So how do you deal with this pain, and why is it happening? Location: Location:
During menstruation, the uterus begins to contract rhythmically in order to release from itself all unnecessary and expired. For many women, pain receptors in the abdominal cavity are very sensitive, therefore they react painfully to each contraction of the uterus. The unusual structure of the uterus with a bend in the neck can press on the nerve centers, which causes aches in the lower back and sacrum, a feeling of heaviness and pain in the lower abdomen.
Painful menstruation, which gives a woman not only discomfort, but also severe suffering, is called algodismenorrhea in medicine. The main and visible sign of this disease is severe cramping pains in the lower abdomen, which radiate to the area of the external genitalia, groin and lower back. Such pains may begin a few days before the onset of menstruation. In addition, you can observe symptoms such as general weakness, headaches, nausea and vomiting, decreased performance, irritability, dizziness, low blood pressure, flatulence and fainting.
Dysmenorrhea occurs most often in girls of asthenic physique and women with an unstable psyche. As a result of the excitability of the nervous system, malaise during menstruation can turn into real depression. Therefore, sexual desire fades away, and this contributes to dissatisfaction with sexual life and leads to pain during intercourse. The cause can also be congenital anomalies of the genitals and hormonal disorders. Pain sensitivity also plays a big role.
The causes of secondary algomenorrhea can be: endomitriosis, the presence of an intrauterine device, uterine fibroids, varicose veins of the pelvis and its inflammatory diseases.
Monthly pain adversely affects the emotional and mental health, often spoiling family relationships with a spouse. But you're wrong if you think menstrual pain is inevitable. They can be significantly reduced or eliminated completely.
Some women are helped by a little alcohol and a hot shower, while others apply an ice pack to their stomach, and a heating pad to their legs. Many people switch to a diet low in sugar and fat, alcohol and caffeine free. It is recommended to drink tea from catnip, raspberries or peppermint. You can drink such teas in any quantity, most importantly in small sips and hot.
Hot and cold sitz baths are considered an unsurpassed way to eliminate congestion in the pelvic cavity, restore the functions of the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Observe the regime of rest and work, exclude mental and physical stress, during menstruation, limit sexual intercourse.
Do not forget to contact your gynecologist in time, he will prescribe the appropriate treatment for you.