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While some women feel no discomfort during their menstrual cycle, others face month after month of crushing pain. These pains can be so unpleasant that they can affect daily activity. If not managed properly, they can prevent you from getting to school or work, for example. According to statistics, menstrual pain affects 50% of women aged 15-25. Find out from Barza solutions to relieve menstrual pain and get through each menstrual day with grace!
What are menstrual pains
Dysmenorrhoea, as menstrual pain is also called, occurs in the lower abdomen and back, affecting a large proportion of women. Most of the time, the pain occurs before menstruation and persist for a few days.
Usually, the most intense pain occurs about two years after the onset of the first menstrual period and reduces in intensity over the years and may even disappear after the first birth.
What causes menstrual pain
At menstruation, the pain becomes more severe because the uterus contracts, helping to clear the endometrial lining. The culprits behind the contractions that occur in the uterus are certain hormones called prostaglandins. A high level of prostaglandins induces monthly uterine contractions similar to labour and delivery contractions.
Menstrual pain increases in intensity when:
- Puberty began at an early age;
- you are under 30;
- you haven’t had a pregnancy yet;
- you experience heavy menstrual flow (menorrhagia);
- you’re a smoker;
- you lead a sedentary life;
- you’re dealing with anxiety;
- you are on a slimming diet (your body is unbalanced);
- you have an irregular menstrual cycle.
Solutions to relieve menstrual pain
Menstrual pain can be uncomfortable, but there are several solutions that can help relieve symptoms. Here are some suggestions!
Anti-inflammatories and antispasmodics
Menstrual pain can be treated with anti-inflammatories and antispasmodics recommended by your doctor.
Barza thermal pads, an effective method in the fight against menstrual pain
Locally applied heat is known to relieve menstrual pain. Instead of a hot water bottle held on the abdomen, you can use Barza heat patches. They are designed with activated charcoal and generate therapeutic heat, soothing menstrual pain as well as pelvic inflammation for 12 hours.
Contraceptives can help reduce menstrual pain. They contain hormones that prevent the onset of monthly ovulation. There are, however, other methods of contraception that can ease the pain of your period (the steri, vaginal rings or injections).
A healthy diet
In the fight against monthly discomfort, it can help to avoid processed foods and caffeine. Remember, less salt in your food, less alcohol and giving up smoking can go a long way to relieving those aches and pains.
Taking food supplements
If you have your doctor’s approval, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin E, B1, B6, omega-3, magnesium or phytoestrogens may prove beneficial in relieving monthly pain.
It is recognised that women who play a lot of sport have less painful masters.
Practising yoga, acupressure or acupuncture can help reduce the intensity of menstrual pain.
On those days, you can enjoy the benefits of dill, chrysanthemum, mousetail or raspberry teas.
If you don’t usually suffer from menstrual pain, but it suddenly gives you a headache, you should contact your doctor immediately. Pain can hide medical problems such as reproductive problems or an infection, and these need to be diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible.
So you don’t have to wait until your appointment date, you can get a quick diagnosis at home with the Veneris range of tests ().