Period pain can be so severe that it has its own medical term: dysmenorrhea. It’s a fairly common ailment. According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, more than half of women who menstruate experience some pain from period cramps each month (ACOG).
Cramps are not usually a sign of a serious health problem, but they could be. And they undoubtedly impair your quality of life because you can’t go out with friends or even to work when you’re doubled over.
The reason for the painful periods
Prostaglandins, which are found in the body, are thought to cause dysmenorrhea. Each month, the level of prostaglandins in the uterine lining rises before menstruation begins.
Menstrual pain is usually worse on the first day of your period because your prostaglandin level is at its peak. According to ACOG, as your period progresses and the uterine lining sheds, your prostaglandin level decreases, and your pain improve.
Can bad period pain indicate something else?
Period cramps do not usually indicate that something is wrong with your health. However, in some cases, they can be a sign of a medical condition:
Endometriosis This condition occurs when tissue that resembles the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside of your uterus, frequently adhering to your bladder, ovaries, or even your bowels.
Fibroids in the Uterus These are noncancerous tumors that form within the uterine walls. They can range in size from a single small speck to several large masses.
Adenomyosis Tissue that normally lines the uterus begins to grow within the muscle wall of the organ.
The pain from these conditions may appear to be period pain, but it usually lasts longer.
Period pain relief with home remedies
Most of the time, women may treat period cramps at home.
Don’t be scared to speak with your doctor if your pain is significant and interfering with your daily activities. You might require more treatment or prescription-only medications to become better.
Here are some natural solutions that are both safe and efficient for relieving menstruation cramps and period pain relief.
Yoga and exercising
Regular yoga practice can definitely help with cramps, whether it’s because the poses relax you or stretch your muscles.
Researchers conducted a study that was published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in September 2016. They discovered that 20 undergraduate students who participated in a three-month, hour-long yoga program once a week had less menstrual cramping and period distress than 20 women who did not. Yoga was found to have benefits in a review of heating pads published in the Journal of Physiotherapy.
You can practice during or between periods, but some teachers advise against inverted poses during a woman’s period to avoid disrupting the natural flow.
A heating pad or hot water bottle placed on the abdomen can help relax muscles and relieve cramps. Heat may alleviate cramping and discomfort by relaxing the uterine and surrounding muscles.
To relieve back pain, a heating pad can be applied to the lower back. A warm bath is another option for relieving tension in your legs, back, and abdomen. Electric heating pads and hot water bottles aren’t as easy to use as patches, but they’re good options if you’re staying at home and don’t need to move around much.
Herbs and a healthy diet
An increasing body of research indicates that diets rich in calcium, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids and low in animal fats, sodium, and caffeine may lower the incidence of troublesome PMS symptoms. Salt can cause fluid retention, abdominal bloating, breast swelling, and pain; cutting it out of your diet can help. Consuming caffeine might cause irritation, restless nights, and menstrual cramps.
Five servings of vegetables, two servings of fruit, three servings of fish per week, and various sources of omega-3 fatty acids like flax or chia seeds are all part of a healthy diet. A range of whole grains is also included, such as brown, basmati, and doongara rice, conventional rolled oats, buckwheat flour, wholemeal pasta, couscous, millet, or amaranth. Low-fat dairy products, proteins including beans and eggs, and legumes are also included.
Exercise caution while purchasing herbs and supplements because they are not subject to regulation. Consult your doctor before using these herbal therapies, even though the bulk of them have few negative effects.
Additionally, some herbs could have unforeseen effects, particularly if you take medicine. Additionally, the majority of these medicines and supplements don’t provide guidance on menstrual cycles. You may be able to get further details about suggested dosages from your doctor.
A small electrical current is used in the pain treatment method known as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). An electrical current is transmitted through electrodes positioned on the skin’s surface close to the pain-causing nerves by a TENS unit, a compact gadget. To assist the electrodes sticking to the skin, gel pads are placed on them.
Both short-term (acute) and long-term (chronic) pain have been treated with TENS therapy. Menstrual cramps, pelvic pain brought on by endometriosis, low back pain, labor pain, fibromyalgia arthritis, and sports injuries may all benefit from TENS therapy.
MOI by UltraCare PRO
UltrcareCare Pro has engineered MOI – an instant period pain relief device for all unstoppable women out there. The dual action technology (TENS + Heat) of MOI gives it an edge over other existing products in the market and relieves period pain at a much faster pace.
Plug & play MOI provides the advantage of TENS & heat therapy in a single device. Soothing electric pulse due to TENS stimulates nerve cells that block the transmission of pain signals from reaching the applied inbuilt Heating Pad relaxes abdominal muscles, and uterine contraction, and increases blood flow to ease the pain. TENS also promotes the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers that reduce period pain and elevates overall mood.
The dual action technology (TENS + Heat) of MOI gives it an edge over other existing products in the market and relieves period pain at a much faster pace. Wireless design and all-day pelvic comfort make MOI as convenient as wearing the watch. Whether it’s a morning walk or hectic office work, the discreet design of MOI supports women seamlessly to fight all odds.
Features that make MOI special
2-in-1 therapy: Period pain reliever, MOI is a combination of TENS & heat therapy which works as a dual action agent to relieve dysmenorrhea and period pains. Soothing electric pulses of TENS activate the natural pain control response, releasing beta-endorphins that ease the pain, and heat temperature relax abdominal muscles, and uterine contraction and increases blood flow to ease the pain.
Smart control panel: 3 Control modes to adjust the heating temperature levels from low(39°), medium(42°) to high(45°), 5 Operating modes of TENS intensity, and manual & automatic power shut-off features are encapsulated to provide you relief as your requirement.
Wireless & wearable: No wires, no dangling device just carry it wherever you want. With a sleek, wireless design, MOI is highly comfortable, portable, lightweight, easy to carry, and discrete.
Rechargeable battery: With long hours of battery life, MOI is rechargeable and can be easily powered up via a USB port – allowing quick and simple access to the device’s charging so you can use it again soon.
Comfortable & skin-friendly: Silicone-made compact, lightweight, discreet design for all bodies and shapes so that you feel like you have nothing on and don’t get skin irritation.
Simply put, UltraCare PRO is the most reputable producer and seller of portable physiotherapy equipment in India. Our physiotherapy devices have undergone testing, received clinical approval, and been granted protection, demonstrating their capacity to treat any kind of acute to chronic pain more quickly, more effectively, organically, and without any negative side effects.