Dysmenorrhea is the sharp menstrual cramp which occurs in the lower abdomen before and during periods. Most of the women experience dysmenorrhea in their lifetime. Some ladies have a minor discomfort whereas others experience it so bad that their daily activities get affected. It is normally known as menstrual cramps. There are numerous causes of dysmenorrhea such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, etc. However, it occurs just because of increased uterine contractions and thus gets better with age and often stop after giving birth to a child.
The treatment of dysmenorrhea involves treatment of underlying cause of the disease. However, with good eating habits and regular physical exercise, it can be prevented.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF DYSMENORRHEA?
The innermost lining of uterus is known as endometrium. This layer grows and sheds off during each menstrual cycle. This layer is expelled from the body with the help of uterine contractions. The uterus contracts due to the release of a chemical substance known as prostaglandins in the body. Prostaglandins are the hormone-like substances which are involved in pain and inflammation. Higher prostaglandin levels are involved in severe menstrual cramps.
Following are some of the causes which lead to dysmenorrhea:
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Cervical stenosis
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS OF DYSMENORRHEA?
There are some factors which make a person more vulnerable to dysmenorrhea. Following are the risk factors of dysmenorrhea:
- Having menarche at an early age
- Below the age of 30 years
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Irregular menstrual cycle
- Cigarette smoking
- Having a genetic predisposition to dysmenorrhea
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DYSMENORRHEA?
The common signs and symptoms of dysmenorrhea are:
- Sharp, stabbing pain which occurs in the lower abdomen
- Pain starts within one to three days before periods
- Dull and persistent discomfort
- Pain spreading to thighs and lower back
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loose stools
WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS WHICH ARE ASSOCIATED WITH DYSMENORRHEA?
Normally, dysmenorrhea doesn’t cause other health issues but it can disrupt the day to day activities of a person. But there are some disorders which are related to menstrual cramps such as endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, etc. Endometriosis can lead to infertility. However, there can also occur scarring of tissue in fallopian tubes due to result of pelvic inflammatory disease. This can result in ectopic pregnancy.
HOW THE DIAGNOSIS OF DYSMENORRHEA IS MADE?
The doctor will ask about the signs and symptoms of the disease to the patient. He will do a physical examination for examining tenderness and swelling in abdomen. He will ask about the past medical history and family history of the patient. He will recommend some of the following tests to the patient for the evaluation of the disease:
- Blood tests
- CT scan
- MRI scan
CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTRE’S MEDICATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF MENSTRUAL CRAMPS
Here are some of the medicines of Chandigarh Ayurved centre which are used for the treatment of dysmenorrhea:
1. Detox Premium powder
Detox premium powder is a herbo-mineral preparation containing ingredients such as jahar mohra pishti, parwal pishti, shukta pishti, shankh bhasma, kehrva pishti, moti bhasam, giloy satv, kamdudha ras, etc. This herbal powder help in overall detoxification of the body, balances pitta dosha in the body, reduces inflammation, pain, sudden pain, and improves overall health of women etc.
Recommended dosage:Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.
2. Sheet Dhara Syrup
This herbal syrup is prepared from ingredients such as ajwain satav, mushak kapoor, peppermint, etc that naturally relieve the symptoms like bloating, blenching, nausea, vomiting, feeling of discomfort, etc. The regular use of this herbal syrup neutralizes the high acid content, reduces abdominal pain, & cramps that are associated with the amenorrhea or dysmenorrhea. It helps to boost up the immunity
Recommended dosage:Take half teaspoonful of this syrup in half a cup of water. Drink this mixture twice daily on an empty stomach.
3. Panchsakar Churna
Panchsakar Churna is an herbal preparation containing five ingredients such as shunthi, haritaki, pippali, trivrit, & sauvarchala lavana. The use of this herbal churna deals with sudden abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, etc. It helps in overall detoxification of the body.
Recommended dosage:Take 1 teaspoonful with lukewarm water at bedtime.
4. Women power plus tablet
Woman power plus tablet is a complete natural health supplement for women which is best for female health and vital energy. It helps to build up the immunity. This is a pure herbo mineral product of the best quality herbs. It works well in the reproductive system and other health-related disorders. This tablet contains ingredients like Rajah pravarthini vati, Femine care tablet, Shatavar extract, Ashoka chall extract Ashwagandha extract, Giloy extract, Anantmool extract, Chandan Safed powder, Kukkutandwaka bhasam, Jeera extract, Safed musli extract, Shiviling extract, Dhatphool extract, Palash phool extract, Brahmi extract, Jatamansi extract, etc. These herbs have the potential to improve female health.
Recommended Dosage:Take 1 tablet twice daily.
5. Stress care tablet
Stress care tablet is an amazing combination of natural herbs like Sarpgandha, Brahmi, jatamansi. It helps to relieve stress conditions. They help to pacify the nervous system and also helps to increase the mental and physical performance. Maintain stress level, Provide strength to the nervous system, Works in anxiety, loneliness, insomnia, sleep, Negative emotions, Enhance concentration in studies and other work, Memory loss.
Recommended Dosage:Take one tablet twice daily.
6. Femine care tablet
Femine care tablet is a pure and natural remedy that contains various herbs extract that works on the female reproductive system and make it healthy. These tablets show antioxidant properties, anti inflamatory and immuno modulater properties. These tablet contains ingredients like Ghritkumari (Aloe Vera), Muramakki (Commiphora myrah), Sonth (Zingiber Officinale), Hara Kasis. These tablets are beneficial for PCOD, Bulky uterus, Endometriosis, irregular menses, uterine fibroids and improvs general health of females.
Recommended Dosage:Take one tablet twice daily.
7. Stree poshak syrup
Stri Poshak Syrup is an Ayurvedic medicine that contains natural and pure herbs which mainly balance the Pitta and Kapha dosha. The syrup is beneficial in curing woman’s physical weakness, anemia, amenorrhea, etc. It includes ingredients like – Ashok chall (Saraca asoca), Lodhar chall (Symlocos racemosa), Khadir chall (Acacia catechu), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), etc. This herbal syrup cures the wrinkles on the face, dark circles below eyes, feeling of exhaustion in the body, helps in reducing hot flashes, disturbed sleep, abdominal discomfort, mood elevation, excess sweating, tiredness.
Recommended Dosage:Take 2 teaspoonful twice a day with normal water.