Painful periods. Endure or run to the doctor?

Facing painful periods? There is good news – your problem and is already known to science. Gynecologists even have a difficult definition in this regard 🤓 Meet dysmenorrhea. ⠀

Dysmenorrhea pain: ⠀
✔️ localized in the lower abdomen ⠀
✔️ can be very strong, often worsen the emotional state and interferes with daily activities ⠀
✔️ can give to the lower back, hips ⠀
✔️ often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness ⠀

If menstruation is painful from the very beginning (more often from the moment the cycles became regular), and the doctor does not find any abnormalities according to the examination and ultrasound data, we are talking about primary dysmenorrhea. The thing is that with primary dysmenorrhea, pain is not a consequence of any disease, it exists on its own. ⠀⠀
As it is in itself, there must be a reason ⠀
The main reason is the overproduction of prostaglandins, substances that cause the uterus to contract. These irregular, irregular contractions lead to a narrowing of the uterine vessels and an increase in pressure in them. The uterus receives less blood and oxygen and sends signals about it, including pain. ⠀⠀
Everyone says that it will pass after the birth. This is so But for now we tolerate

Acute pain in a woman belly. Female holding hand to spot of belly-ache.
Concept photo with Color Enhanced blue skin with read spot indicating location of the pain. Isolation on a white background.

For some women, menstruation does become less painful with age. However, there is no clear connection. You don’t have to endure and wait! In most cases, a doctor can help to cope with discomfort by
Immediately to the doctor❓ And how can you help yourself on your own now❓ ⠀⠀
♨️Place a warm heating pad on your stomach or take a warm bath. Surprisingly, the effectiveness of heat was comparable to that of pain relievers. Plus, heat has no contraindications and side effects ⠀⠀
🏃‍♀️Increase your physical activity. Regular light physical activity (brisk walking, jogging, yoga) can reduce menstrual pain (production of pain mediators decreases and production of endorphins increases) ⠀⠀
💊Take pain relievers such as ibuprofen. They block the production of prostaglandins. If the pain is very severe, you can start 1-2 days before menstruation (discuss the dosage regimen and the maximum possible dose with your doctor).

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