Do you suffer painful monthly problems? If yes, than you should know the reason behind it. These problems may be due to hormonal changes in the body. There can be many reasons behind this problem. During menstrual cycle, menstrual cramp can occur due to the contraction of the uterus, which is also called dysmenorrhea. When menstruation is in process, a hormone called as prostaglandins induces a painful cramp in the uterus. In the menstrual phase, during ovulation female hormone “progesterone” stimulates the production of prostaglandins.
Usually first day of the menstrual cycle have a painful effect, this is so because before starting the menstrual flow one experiences symptoms like headache, vomiting and nausea, body pain, giddiness etc. The pain slows down as the flow progresses. The painful days during menstruation may prove fatal in extreme cases.
This painful effect may also be hereditary, that is family history may also result to this problem. In early age girls start getting painful days of menstruation; this can be due to endometriosis. Various reasons are responsible for the severe pain; one of the reasons may be contracting of cervix, pelvic inflammation disease and even fibroids.
It may also be due to the use of certain devices like intrauterine, which may result into the severe pain during those monthly days.
Say by to the pain
One can get rid of it for time being by consuming some pain killers like acetaminophen, ibuprofen which helps in relief the pain to some extent but can not inhibit prostaglandins-the causative agent. The female hormone progesterone can naturally benefit this problem.
Many females usually get little relief from the cramp pain as they perform the regular physical activities. Including nutritious food in the diet rich in zinc and calcium helps in providing relief to the cramps, bloating and related symptoms. Hence drinking hot beverages like tea, coffee etc may also give relief. Even taking hot water bath may also give relief.
In order to ovoid the regular monthly pain one should practice active exercise regularly, consume healthy and nutritious food. Hence extreme painful days one should consult with the doctor.