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Painful menstrual periods - dysmenorrhoea

Jun 26th 2014 at 12:02 AM

The functional cause is attributed to natural processes that occur in the womb end of the menstrual cycle and when their intensity grows normally. By Squeezing features a yellow body (corpus luteum - CL) and physiological hormone levels drop yellow body at the end of

menstruation there will be vasoconstriction (narrowing of blood vessels) of blood vessels and ischemia (insufficient blood circulation) of the uterine lining, accompanied by the release of excessive amounts of prostaglandins type

F2alfa, which lead to strong contractions (spasms) of the uterus. Another cause severe pain referred to as organic cause, and it is viewed as an organic disease of the occurrence of painful menstruation. The most common organic reasons as endometriosis, uterine polyp, myoma, contraction of the uterine cervix and its malformations.


In the case of functional reason used selectively blocking prostaglandin biosynthesis F2alfa in small doses through the day prior to expected menstruation: acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin junior), as well as ketoprofen (Ketonal, Knavon), diclofenac (Naklofen, Voltaren), ibuprofen (Brufen, novice, Naproxen (Naprosyn)).

Very good effect is achieved with oral contraceptive pills, taking pills is advised by a stronger hormonal component. A completely new way to treat dysmenorrhea represents a nitroglycerin patch. Its side effects (headache nitroglycerin)

simultaneously treated with ibuprofen. In the case of organic cause, the outcome of the treatment was determined at study. In most cases surgical therapy (removal of the polyp, myoma, endometriosis lesions).

Alternative Treatments

Change in eating habits has an incredible positive impact on the treatment of painful menstruation. Termination of consumption of dairy products, ice cream, fresh cheese and yogurt, positive impact on menstruation.


The exact reason for the adverse effects of dairy products on the formation of painful menstruation is not known, it is assumed, however, that the use of growth hormones, antibiotics and pesticides in the diet of dairy interfere with the metabolism of female

hormones in the gut (impact on intestinal flora and enterohepatic recirculation of estrogen). In favor of this assumption mention that organic milk produced without harm to the uterine tissue.


Food, which advises the dysmenorrhea is a diet that balances the metabolism eikosanoidov, combined with the appropriate amount of vitamin B6 (100 mg / day), magnesium (3x100 mg / day) and vitamin E (3x50 mg / week).

Diet that balances the metabolism eikosanoidov:

• Eat less refined carbon-hydrates (biscuits, biscuits, sweets, white sugar, bread and pastries made ​​with white flour).

• Limit or stop completely consume meat and eggs (red meat and egg yolk contains a large amount of arachidonic acid, which affects the formation of prostaglandin F2alfa).

• Avoid source of fatty acids and hydrogenated vegetable oils, such as. margarine, vegetable oil ...
• As a supplement to their diet enjoy food rich in omega 3 fatty acids.

What else can relieve menstrual pain?

Many women helping other methods of massage, yoga, homeopathy, acupuncture and the use of medicinal herbs. In Chinese medicine, menstrual disorders treated themselves disorder called stagnation of the liver, by changing eating habits and a mixture of herbs named Xiao Yao Wan. Good homeopathic medicine is the tincture of herbs grape lamp

(Cimicifuga racemosa). Finally, the less stress and decreasing the content of epinephrine consequently hormone prostaglandin F2alfa. Viewed from the psychological side, are also internal tensions due to growing up,

especially in the occurrence of the first menstrual bleeding factors that cause further stress already so stressful period such as adolescence. It is these factors is to blame for the formation of functional dysmenorrhea.

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