The menstrual cycle is each month a short period of time but, for most women, rather annoying. In fact, what woman has ever suffered from back pain , headache , nausea, diarrhea, or very common, but intense abdominal pain during the cycle? And how many times because of these disorders have had to give up work, to school or to a special event? Surely many, too many! Now let’s see how to soothe menstrual pain that will surely catch the normal activities of every woman.

menstrual pain

The first symptoms such as bloating, drowsiness, headache and back pain, already starting to show up in the pre-menstrual phase, but during the cycle that tend to worsen. The menstrual cycle , although it can vary from subject to subject, lasts an average of 3 to 5 days. The painful menstrual cycle is defined by physicians as “dysmenorrhea” that can be “primary” or “secondary”. The primary dysmenorrhea occurs within two years after the first menstruation (menarche) and usually disappears after the first pregnancy. The pains, especially the abdominal, occur a few days before menstruation and continuing for the first three days. The primary dysmenorrhea is caused by hormonal changes, which determine an excessive production of certain substances (prostaglandins) responsible for uterine contractions that cause pain. The secondary dysmenorrhea occurs instead in old age and can be caused by diseases related to female sexual organs such as endometriosis, the presence of fibroids, etc ..

In order to combat menstrual pain , first of all it is important to eat in a different way since the days preceding the onset of the cycle. Avoid if possible food and exciting drinks such as coffee, tea, soft energizing (containing caffeine and taurine) because they do not promote relaxation and muscle relaxation. Salt intake should be moderate and, if you can, give up sausages because at this stage the body tends to retain fluids. Would rather take fresh foods, whole foods, high in fiber and cereals that improve intestinal transit and prevent constipation. Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables. Even natural remedies , in the form of herbal teas and supplements, can be a useful tool to relieve menstrual pain. Choose those containing magnesium, which can promote muscle relaxation and decrease irritability. They can be used homeopathic substances such as cuprum acetum, anti-inflammatory, and that dandelion is an excellent diuretic.