Dysmenorrhoea or menstrual cramps are throbbing or cramping pains in the lower abdomen. May women have menstrual cramps just before and during their menstrual cycles.
For some women, the discomfort is merely annoying. For others, menstrual cramps can be severe enough to interfere with everyday activities for a few days every months.
Dysmenorrhoea is mainly caused by hormonal imbalances. Higher levels of prostaglandin hormones are associated with sever menstrual cramps. Other than hormonal causes, some pathological conditions also contribute to the causes of dysmenorrhoea, such as: endometriosis, uterine fibroids, pelvic inflammatory diseases etc.
Some risk factors are also very important to look after in case of dysmenorrhoea, such as: early puberty, heavy bleeding during menses, smoking habit and family history of dysmenorrhoea.
Symptoms of dysmenorrhoea include:
Throbbing or cramping pain in your lower abdomen that can be intense. Pain radiates to the lower back and thighs. The pain is associated with irritability, malaise, headache, feeling of fullness and pain in breasts etc. other menstrual irregularities like menorrhagia, metrorrhagia & leucorrhoea are frequently associated with the condition.
WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR?
If menstrual cramps disrupt your life every month, if your symptoms progressively worsen or if you just started having severe menstrual cramps after age of 25, immediately consult to a doctor.
Explanation of menstrual process, sex education and reassurance to the patient are important aspects of management. Avoidance of stress and strain, intake of nourishing diet, correction of constipation, mild physical exercise and adequate rest and proper personal hygiene are necessary.
MANAGE YOUR DYSMENORRHOEA AT AVI HOMOEOPATHY:
Homoeopathy can be of great advantage as it aims at treating the person as a whole. Different women may present with a different picture of dysmenorrhoea with varying causes. Hence, we always give importance to analyze every case differently and with an individualistic approach, which is the hallmark of homoeopathic treatment.
While there are some homoeopathic remedies that can provide quick symptomatic relief in certain cases, there are some remedies that are constitutional, aimed at treating the cause and bring a cure wherever possible.