Friday, June 4, 2021

Untold Reasons of Unwanted Period Pain to Understand


"Why do I suffer cramps every month?" This is a common question that almost every woman asks after undergoing the reproductive age. This is when a woman experiences a menstruation cycle contracting the vaginal muscles. During this phase, the delicate lining of the endometrium (uterus) sheds and results in a menstrual cycle.


Menstruation is a natural process that makes a woman go through several bodily changes, including - bloating, mild or severe cramps (depending on the body type and hormonal changes), irritation, etc. Mild to intense cramps in the abdominal area starts before 24 hours of the beginning of the menstrual cycle. During this time, some women experience loose bowels, dizziness, nausea, severe headache, etc.


Menstrual pain - A severe concern


Many of us may wave off menstrual pain as yet another symptom of the monthly cycle going on. But it should not be neglected at any cost. If avoided, this can lead to many other reproductive complications, pelvic inflammatory disease, PCOD, etc.


In medical language, menstrual cramps are referred to as 'primary dysmenorrhea,' which encourages the production of prostaglandins (a type of hormone). Women having solid uterine contractions experience consistent blood supply to the uterus stops. As a result, many studies prove women having severe cramps have strong uterine contractions compared to others. One can witness the actual difference while delivering a baby.


Some common reasons for a woman to experience period pain -


Reason no. 1 - Endometriosis


No, It's not rocket science. It is a gynecological condition where tissues like endometrium are found on the outer layer of the uterus. When left untreated for a long time, this condition can end up in internal bleeding, acute inflammation throughout the menstrual cycle, and chocolate cysts. All these health conditions encourage excruciation of pelvic pain.


Reason no. 2 - Copper IUD


Copper IUD is a non-hormonal birth control process that can prevent pregnancy for at least one decade. However, it can help you get rid of pregnancy chances but can leave a huge impact on your menstrual health in many ways. The device kept inside the uterus releases copper consistently, which eliminates egg implantation causing severe pain. Many gynecologists claim that it is one of the biggest reasons for heavy and painful menses. So, before you go for copper IUD ever in life, make sure to consult your gynecologist first.


Reason no. 3 - Uterine Fibroids


Research reveals that three out of four women suffer from uterine fibroids, which develop in different sizes and shapes. This is enough to turn the menstrual cycle into a nightmare for any woman experiencing it. It is a significant reason for women releasing large and painful blood clots. But the good news is it does not add to the increased chances of uterine cancer.




The final line -


The general nature of menstrual cramps can be elaborated by the structural defect of a woman's reproductive system. One of the most fundamental reasons for excessive pain and cramps is significant hormonal imbalance which stimulates the uterus making one suffer throughout the menstrual cycle. Before landing upon a solution to this unbearable pain, a woman must understand the root causes and then work on them.


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