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    Painful Periods

    Most cases of period pain are a normal part of your menstrual cycle and can usually be treated at home.

    The period pain occurs when the muscular wall of the womb contracts. Very mild contractions continually pass through your womb, but they are usually so mild that most women cannot feel them. During your period, the wall of your womb starts to contract more vigorously, to encourage the lining of your womb to shed away as part of your monthly menstrual cycle.

    When the muscular wall of your womb contracts, it compresses the blood vessels that line your womb. This temporarily cuts off the blood supply (and hence oxygen supply) to your womb. Without oxygen, the tissues in your womb release chemicals that trigger pain in your body.

    While your body is releasing these pain-triggering chemicals, it is also producing another set of chemicals known as prostaglandins. Prostaglandins encourage the womb muscles to contract further, therefore increasing the level of pain.

    It is not yet known why some women experience more period pain than others. It has been suggested that some women may develop a build-up of prostaglandins, which means their contractions are much stronger than other women's.

    Period pain caused by a medical condition

    Less commonly, your period pain may be caused by an underlying medical condition such as:
    • Endometriosis: the cells that normally line the womb start to grow in other places within the body, usually in the fallopian tubes and ovaries. When these cells shed and fall away, they can cause intense pain. Read more about endometriosis.
    • Fibroids: this condition occurs when non-cancerous tumours grow in the womb. They can make your periods heavy and painful. Read more about fibroids.
    • Pelvic inflammatory disease: your womb, fallopian tubes and ovaries become infected with bacteria, leaving them severely inflamed (swollen and irritated). Read more about pelvic inflammatory disease.
    • Adenomyosis: the tissue that normally lines the womb starts to grow within the muscular wall of the womb. This extra tissue can make your periods particularly painful.
    • Intrauterine device (IUD): this is a form of contraception made from copper and plastic, which fits inside the womb. It can sometimes cause period pain, especially in the first few months after it is inserted.

    If you have painful periods caused by an underlying condition, you may also have other symptoms, such as:
    • irregular periods
    • bleeding in between periods
    • thick or foul-smelling vaginal discharge
    • pain during sex

    You are more likely to develop this sort of period pain as you get older. Most affected women are aged 30-45.
    Period pain caused by one of the above conditions is normally indicated by a change in your normal pattern of pain. For example, you may find your period pain has significantly increased, or that it lasts for much longer than normal.
    If you experience a significant change to your normal period pattern, see your GP to discuss your symptoms.

    1. Aloe-Vera is Ayurvedic natural remedy for painful menses and very effective in treating all kinds of menstrual problems.
    2. Asafetida (Hing) is another natural remedy for painful menses. Fry Asafetida in a little ghee and take this paste thrice daily.
    3. You could boil a few pods of garlic in a cup of water and take this water three times a day.
    4. Take 8-10 leaves of Neem and grind it into a fine paste with ginger juice and have this during your period. This can provide some relief.
    5. teaspoonful of bruised or crushed sesame (gingelly) (til) seeds with hot water twice a day also quite effective.
    6. Follow a diet rich in complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, but low in salt, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine.
    7. Do light circular massage with your fingertips around your lower belly area.
    8. You should have low fat, high fiber and vegetarian foods in your diet as a basic natural remedy for painful menses.
    9. Make sure you are drinking at least 1.5 to 2 liters of purified water per day.
    10. Exercise regularly. Exercise is a form of detoxification in itself, When you exercise you increase circulation and oxygenation to the cells.
    11. Taking a warm bath can also helps lessen heavy menstrual flow, and the warm water will alleviate lower abdomen pain, and relax the muscles.
    12. Try vitamin B6, calcium, and magnesium supplements, especially if your pain is from PMS.
    13. Apply a heating pad to your lower belly area, below your belly button. Never fall asleep with the heating pad on.
    14. You can also drink a tea prepared from the herb Chamomile. This herb is very helpful and effective in reducing the problem of menstrual cramps.
    15. Tea prepared from the root of ginger is very effective in reducing the problem of menstrual cramps. It is very effective natural remedy for painful menses.
    16. Eat foods that are high in antioxidants, including fruits such as blueberries, cherries, and tomatoes, and vegetables such as squash and bell pepper.
    17. Eat foods that are rich in calcium. They include beans, almonds, and dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale. It is best natural remedy for painful menses.
    18. Eliminate trans-fatty acids, found in commercially baked goods such as cookies, crackers, cakes, French fries, onion rings, donuts, processed foods, and margarine.
    19. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco.
    20. Avoid refined foods, such as white breads, pastas, and sugar. Use healthy cooking oils, such as olive oil or vegetable oil.


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    Female health support is purely Ayurvedic herbal formulation without any chemicals added into it. This is used for the treatment of painful menses. The ingredients are frequently used in Ayurvedic system of medicine without any side effects. Special herbal medicine for irregular menses, PMS, Menopausal syndromes and other gynecological issues.
    The ingredients of this herb include:

    Ashok (Saraca indica)
    Lodhra(Symplocus racemosa)
    Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)


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    Re: Painful Periods

    Very useful post sir one of my family member is having this problem i shall mail this page to her. Thank you