Tips and tricks to ease menstrual cramps
Many people have problems of having cramps before and during their periods. This is sometimes called PMS or Pre Menstural Syndrome. Many people have mild issues while some face a lot of problems during this time .So first thing to know is Cramps and PMS are normal and they can be treated. Menstrual cramps can be really uncomfortable and painful, but they do happen for a reason. During your period, your uterus contracts — meaning it squeezes or cramps up. This makes the lining come off the walls of your uterus and leave your body. When your uterus cramps up, it’s helping the period blood flow out of your vagina.
So having mild cramps is absolutely normal but in case one has major issues then let’s understand what helps.
What helps with cramps?
- Over-the-counter pain medicine like mefanamic acid are available which helps in relieving the symptoms but it should always be taken after Consultation with your doctor .Also one needs to see the instructions written on the bottle before taking medication to avoid any side effects or over dosage.
- Putting a heating pad on your belly or lower backhelps in relieving the pain.
- Taking a hot bath
Sometimes when pain is not relieved on mefanamic acid other measures are suggested for better control of the condition and also need further evaluation such as a hormonal test and ultrasonography so that any cyst or any problem in the ovary or uterus causing such an issue could be diagnosed and treated well in time.
If pain is severe then one can take suggestions from expert regarding following measures -
- Hormonal birth control (like the pill, patch, ring, implant, and hormonal IUD).
- Acupuncture and acupressure.
- Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) — therapy that uses mild electric currents to stimulate your nerves to relieve pain.
- Certain vitamins and herbs like vitamin B1, fish oil, fenugreek, ginger, valerian, zataria, and zinc sulfate.
So with this article one must get to know that Cramps are a pretty normal part of getting your period but if you are experiencing severe cramps pre menstural or during periods so that it’s becoming hard to do everyday things (like go to school or work) and medicine doesn’t help then one should talk with your doctor or infertility expert .They can help with other ways to manage the pain, or they may want to check to see if there’s something more serious going on.
Sometimes severe pain could also be sign of endometriosis which can lead to infertility and problems in conception .So if one is suffering from such problems then one can receive the best guidance and treatment at Urvara Fertility Centre .Dr. Richa Singh who practices here has 12 years of rich experience in the field of fertility, and pregnancy, and her expertise, which she has obtained from famous institutions both inside and outside India, is undeniable. Dr. Richa has worked for prestigious institutions such as Max Hospital, where she held prominent positions, and is a gifted physician who has treated a large number of satisfied patients.
Dr. Richa recognises that the pandemic has been a difficult time for all women, which is why an online consultation option has been made available to ensure that you receive the best possible care from the location where you feel most at ease. Dr. Richa and her team and other support staff work closely with each patient to develop a personalised treatment plan that leads to a safe pregnancy. Urvara Fertility Centre has a reputation for quality when it comes to treating infertility.