For some school/college girls and young women period pain can be debilitating enough to cripple their life requiring them to take time off work or miss school.
Since the main cause of dysmenorrhea (painful periods) is excess production of prostaglandins, which are the body’s natural response to healing, it is not possible to prevent dysmenorrhea but it is definitely possible to stop dysmenorrhea. Read our blog post ‘How to treat dysmenorrhea?’ to learn more.
Apart from treatment, we recommend the DOs and DON’Ts for menstrual cramps:
DON’Ts for period pain:
- Don’t consume tobacco or tobacco products
- Avoid alcohol and alcoholic products
- Avoid caffeine products such as tea and coffee
- Don’t resort to self treatment
DOs for period pain:
- Rest when needed
- Massage your lower back and abdomen
- Include exercise in your daily routine
- Seek medication and consult a doctor
We recommend you to know dysmenorrhea (painful periods) symptoms, causes and treatment with these 3 posters from #WhySufferSilently
Do you have any of the following questions?
- What is the meaning of dysmenorrhea?
- What is the cause of dysmenorrhea?
- What are prostaglandins?
- Is dysmenorrhea dangerous?
Disclaimer: The contents of this blog have been simplified to enable an elementary understanding of dysmenorrhea (painful periods). This blog does not constitute medical advice.