Friday, December 17, 2010

Menstrual cramps

Menstrual periods are normal things for all women who have puberty. Before and during menstruation, it is often accompanied by a more than usual drowsiness, stomach feels tight and twisting, the more tired than usual, acne, appetite changes and mood swings. Although this happens every month and it will disappear when the period expired, they interfere with daily activities. There is the notion that these things happen because of hormonal changes in the body of an imbalance between estrogen hormone and progesterone.
Apart from the above disorders, there are some women also experience cramping a situation of extreme pain during menstruation. Dysmenorrhea is a common thing that is often experienced by women. Nearly 70 percent of women in the world having  physical and psychological changes before and during menstruation.

There are two types of pain:
Major crampsMajor cramps caused by production of the hormone prostaglandin in the uterus wall too much. This hormone causes contraction of uterine muscle. Usually happens to young women on the first and second menstrual period. It can be controlled by taking painkillers.
Secondary DysmenorrheaSecondary Dysmenorrhea occurred was caused by problems such as endometriosis, pelvic disease, bleeding and chronic infection in the stomach. Senggugt this type typically encountered by women who are more mature. This type of pain from cramps persist until menstruation period.
How to reduce pain painCramps can be reduced with medication and lifestyle changes such as:

1. Stay away from caffeinated and alcoholic beverages such as sodas, coffee, tea and chocolate a few days before menstruation. Caffeinated beverages affect the nervous system of women.
2. Berkaborhidrat diet high a few days before and during menstruation, as studies show that foods high berkabohidrat hormone serotonin can help to reduce the mood swings and sleep disturbances.
3. Exercise more aggressive than usual as aerobics, jogging and others can raise the number of heart beats. It is capable of producing more hormones endorphins that can help reduce problems during menstruation.
4. Reduce sleep during menstruation can also help in reducing pain sengugut.
5. Reduce intake of salt and salty foods. According to research the University of Philadelphia, the salt can cause water retention and swelling in the abdomen causing abdominal bloating and pain.
6. Drink plenty of milk. 1000mg a day of drinking milk can help reduce stomach cramps. Calcium contained in milk can also help the body to produce hormones that can soothe the feelings of endorphins.
7. Eat food containing vitamin B6 such as liver and tuna. Vitamin B6 has been shown to help control the production of the hormone serotonin. Lack of production of these hormones can help to avoid feelings of depression, mood, and restore to restore appetite.
Do not make the pain as a barrier to your daily activities. You can control it.

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