Painful periods are a common problem for many girls and women. And if someone experiences slight discomfort, then for some "these days" become a real torment. There is an opinion that after childbirth this pain goes away, but the "prognosis" does not always come true.
What is the cause of painful periods?
This symptom is almost always directly related to injury to the coccygeal-sacral region. It leads to the prolapse of the internal organs, due to which the intestines descend and press on the pelvic organs, and in particular on the uterus. Bowel pressure also interferes with the venous return of blood from the pelvic organs. As a result, the uterus swells and becomes full-blooded, making it difficult for arterial blood to flow. She lacks blood supply, which, as with any smooth muscle organ in this situation, leads to spasm.
When menstruation begins, prostaglandins are released in the body. They cause the uterus to contract to reduce blood loss. But if the uterus is already initially prone to spasm, then even with a normal amount of prostaglandins, the contractions will be too strong. As a result, you experience painful sensations of very different intensity, which replace each other and cause a lot of discomfort, knocking you out of the usual rhythm of life.
At the same time, painkillers help one-time: some girls are forced to take pills every month, relieving their condition. But you can solve the problem once and for all - to restore the correct position of the internal organs and pelvic bones. And there are already many examples of this - for all girls with algomenorrhea, these pains disappeared after osteopathic treatment.
In this case, the inexplicable prognosis - "after childbirth will pass" - becomes clearer: the baby's head, when passing through the birth canal, slightly displaces the sacrum, pushes the pelvic bones, which in some cases changes the blood circulation in the uterus. True, this process is almost impossible to predict, so it does not work for everyone and not always.
How to deal with pain during menstruation?
There are differing opinions on how to deal with pain during menstruation. As we have already found out, pains of this nature are associated with the action of prostaglandins. For drug treatment in this case, drugs are used that block the synthesis of prostaglandins: these are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Voltaren, ibuprofen, diclofenac and others.
They are best used in the form of rectal suppositories, which must be injected 3 days before the onset of menstruation to block the production of prostaglandins. However, it is important to remember that these measures are short-term, one-time. The procedure will have to be repeated before each period.
As for gymnastics and breathing exercises, experts do not advise relying on them too much: they do not directly affect the smooth muscles of the uterus, the spasm of which is associated with the appearance of pain.
Many girls "listen" to the body and find their own methods to alleviate the condition and reduce pain. Some are helped by the bathroom, others by walking. And someone just needs to lie down quietly.
And yet, these methods do not have a long-term effect - all this refers to temporary assistance. In order to correct the situation as a whole, it is necessary to work with the root cause of the spasm and work to restore the correct position of the pelvic bones and internal organs.
In the case of painful periods, it is recommended to do an exercise to lift the internal organs. They help many girls not only get rid of pain, but also reduce the duration of menstruation and the amount of blood lost.
Instructions for performing the exercise:
- Lie on your back on a flat surface, bend your knees.
- Breathe slowly into your belly for a while. You can take three breaths and three breaths. Then completely, to the last drop, exhale all the air from your lungs and draw in your stomach. So much so that it seems to "stick" to the spine, is under the ribs (read also: "Keep it straight: how the spine is connected with our health and emotions").
- Place your palms on the lower abdomen and pull it with your fingers from the bosom to the navel. Slowly reach your navel and release your fingers. When the abdomen returns to its original position, inhale (through the nose).
- Perform the exercise slowly, do all the manipulations carefully. You may feel uncomfortable at first, may feel pain, but this is temporary. Do the exercise daily and the discomfort will go away after a while. The minimum practice time until a stable result is 8 months. Some have up to one and a half to two years, so start working on the problem right now!
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