Young women often experience painful periods but don't always know what to do about it.
Heavy bleeding and excessive pain in the lower abdomen are quite common problems in these days for young women.
Cramps generally lead to discomfort while doing work and even standing at times. The painful bleeding is commonly called as dysmenorrhea by the doctors. Nowadays, it is quite normal. If you are working somewhere, then I think the constant pain or cramps can cause lots of problems. It leads to continuous missing work or school.
Why do common menstrual cramps occur?
At the time of menstruation, the inner lining of the uterus is shedding and the mass of tissues pass through the small opening in the cervix and come out from the body.
The uterus contracts to get rid of the endometrial lining, the blood vessels in the muscular wall of the uterus compress due to the contraction. This prevents the blood flow to the uterus and some parts of the uterus do not get oxygen.
This leads to the pain or cramps during the bleeding. Generally, the cramps are normal but too much pain is a serious issue and you should consult a doctor when you are suffering from the same.
What are the risk factors of pain during menstruation?
You may think why do some women suffer from abnormal pain during bleeding, while there are some those who feel just nothing? Studies show that women having higher levels of prostaglandins experience painful periods and cramping due to increased muscle contractions.
Other causes of pain are having puberty before the age of 12, having irregular periods, excessive bleeding, family history of painful menstruation and smoking.
What to do during menstrual pain?
There are various recommendations that you can follow when suffering from heavy periods along with pain. You can massage lower back and abdomen, eat light, avoid alcohol and smoking, practice relaxation and bathe in warm water. You can also raise your legs or rest more.
Painful bleeding happens due to tumors in the uterus as well. These fibroids are responsible for excessive bleeding with pain.
To control the growth of the tumors in the inner lining of the uterus, women can choose UFE surgery. This involves reducing the size of the growths and making them inactive. The operation is very simple and the patient has to stay overnight at the hospital.
Herbal Help for Menstrual Pain
Herbs like chaste tree berry, cramp bark, red raspberry leaf and maca can do much to ease the pain of cramps and balance hormones. Essential oils like clary sage, lavender and bergamot can also help.
Herbs should be taken in the right doses and for longer than 30 days to notice a difference.