Causes of Menstrual Pains and Possible Solutions

This exposition is written with the aim of assisting you in discovering the possible causes of Menstrual Pains and finding lasting solutions to it.

Merriam Webster Dictionary explains menstrual to mean an adjective that relates to menstruation.

Menstruation, on the other hand, in accordance with Oxford English Dictionary is the process in women of discharging blood and other material from the lining of the uterus at monthly intervals from puberty until menopause, except during pregnancy. We preferred Oxford Dictionary because of its simple explication.

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Causes of Menstrual Pains and Possible Solutions
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Menstrual Pains are cramps referred to as a dull, throbbing, cramping pain in the lower abdomen (just above the pelvic bone) of a woman during menstruation,

A lot of women experience severe pains during their menstrual period and we want to take into consideration the causes of such pains and then recommend possible solutions to them.

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The following are the possible causes of Menstrual Pains in women according to medical research:

  1. Starting puberty at age 11 or younger
  2. Heavy Menstrual Periods
  3. Overweight or obesity
  4. Smoking cigarettes and or indulging in alcohol.
  5. Never been pregnant

Other conditions worsen Menstrual Pains and these include:

  1. Endometriosis: This can be said to be the tissue that lines the uterus and it develops outside the uterus.
  2. Uterine fibroids: These are noncancerous tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus.
  3. Adenomyosis: This is the tissue that lines the uterus and it grows into the muscular walls of the uterus.
  4. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID): This is a sexually transmitted infection that is caused by a bacterium.
  5. Cervical stenosis: This explains that the opening of the cervix is small and limits menstrual flow.

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The symptoms of Menstrual Pains include:

  1. Nausea and vomiting
  2. Faintness
  3. Dizziness
  4. Diarrhea or loose stools
  5. Constipation
  6. Bloating
  7. Headaches
  8. Sweating
  9. Never sleep with a heated pad as it could cause burns
  10. Pain in the lower back and thighs, etc.

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Remedy/Treatment of Menstrual Pains include:

  1. exercising regularly
  2. quitting smoking
  3. Eating fruits and vegetables
  4. Reducing stress
  5. Limiting the intake of fat, alcohol, caffeine, salt, and sweet

Home Remedies of Menstrual Pains Include:

  1. Soaking oneself in a hot bath
  2. Applying heat like a hot water bottle, to the lower abdomen.
  3. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), etc.


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