Painful menstruation or dysmenorrhea
Menstrual cramps can occur with slight pain or with sharp and irregular pain, that manifest themselves in the lower part of the back and stomach, leg cramps and other symptoms like dizziness, headaches, nausea could last several hours or days.
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Women that suffer from some general discomfort, which by the way we don't know exactly what causes it, can't completely eliminate cramps. But there are some home methods, easy and totally natural, that can relieve the symptoms considerably.
Tips to ease menstrual pain
- When it comes to food, we have to avoid consuming caffeine and candies and avoid consuming proteins.
- The heat produced by a tepid bath, a bag with hot water placed over the pelvic area, a cushion or electric blanket will help to relieve the pain.
- Making constant physical activity will help our blood circulation and consequently it will relieve our period discomfort. Avoid tight cloth; drinking hot infusions will also help us in this process.
Infusions to relieve menstrual pain
Camomile and mallow infusions, are really effective, here we teach you how to prepare them.
Camomile. We have to use the flowers for this infusion. Put 2 teaspoonfuls of chamomile in a cup with hot water. Let it rest for 5 minutes, strain it and drink.
Mallow. In this case we have to use leafs and do the same process as in the previous case.
Types of dysmenorrhea
There are two types of dysmenorrhea, primary and secondary
"Infusions of chamomile and mallow, are very effective in relieving menstrual pain."
Primary. Is the one that appears since the period starts in a woman, it starts 48 hours before the period starts and disappear when the period starts.
Secondary. It's a constant pain, it starts 4 or 5 days before the period, and it appears in women older than 30. This type of dysmenorrheal can be a symptom for some underlying disease and it is essential that we go to the doctor as soon as possible.