Why you get menstrual cramps
Menstrual cramps are painful sensations that usually affect a lot of women some days before or during their menstrual period. This pain is mostly felt around the abdomen, waist or Back.
Many girls have become popular in their neighborhood, schools or work places because of the loud screams they make during their menstrual periods or their body movements. This time you don’t even need to tell anyone you are on your period.
As a girl, have you ever wished you were a boy simply because of menstrual cramps?
Has menstrual pains caused you to ask GOD why he made you a woman?
During your period, the muscles of your womb contract and relax to help shed the built-up lining and cramps could be experienced during this activity.
Some women get cramps just on the first day of their periods but others get them till the end of theirs.
The cramps are not actually known for causing severe medical issues but can actually interfere with your studies, work or other activities.
Primary Dysmenorrhea is the medical term used when a woman has had menstrual pains since the first time her period started. Some women experience Vomiting, Diarrhea or Headaches during this period.
Primary Dysmenorrhea can be treated with natural remedies.
With secondary Dysmenorrhea you will have to see the doctor. After being treated, the cramps will go away.
Secondary Dysmenorrhea is the medical term used for Cramps that result from conditions of the reproductive tract such as the following:
- Endometriosis: This is a condition whereby the tissue that lines the uterus becomes implanted outside of the uterus. This condition causes severe menstrual cramps and sometimes painkillers will not be of any help until the condition has been treated. This can also cause long menstrual periods and pain during sex.
- Uterine fibroids: These fibroids develop in the uterus and obstruct blood flow leading to cramps.
- Pelvic Inflammatory disease (PID): This is an infection usually caused by bacteria that starts in the uterus and can spread to other reproductive organs. This infection is known to cause cramps.
- Cervical stenosis: The narrowing of the opening to the uterus can lead to cramps.
Natural remedies for menstrual cramps
Sports: Exercising often really helps to ease the pain. Expecially exercises like yoga help relax the opening of the uterus.
Heat: sock a towel in hot water and massage the abdomen or just soak your abdomen in a hot bath or shower. You will find great pain relief after doing this.
Natural mixtures: Pill like 10 reasonable sizes of garlic, slice into tiny bits and add into a litre of water.
Heat the mixture and drink a cup morning and evening. Make sure to heat mixture before drinking each time.
Alternately, chew bitter cola and drink half a glass of coconut water, morning and evening
Avoid alcohol and smoking because these substances usually make cramps worst.
Water: Drinking warm or hot water helps to relief pain. This is so because hot liquids increase blood flow to the skin and usually relax cramped muscles.