There’s a reason why women dread “that time of the month”: dysmenorrhea. But did you know that there are different types?
The painful cramps you experience during your can occur immediately before, during, or even after your period.
There are two types:
- Common dysmenorrhea is characterized by pain in the lower abdomen or back and can be mild to severe. These can start before or at the onset of the period and continue for 1 to 3 days.
- Secondary dysmenorrhea is pain caused by a disorder in the female reproductive organs. These cramps usually begin early in the menstrual cycle and last longer than common dysmenorrhea.
For a lot of women, pain caused by menstrual cramps can be uncomfortable and even debilitating, causing them to miss school or work. If you regularly experience severe pain during your period, talk to your doctor.
How do you beat menstrual cramps? Take note of these tips from Alaxan:
- Take a break. Rest when you need to.
- Massage your abdomen and lower back.
- Avoid caffeine and salty food. Caffeine constricts your blood vessels, which intensifying your cramps. On the other hand, salty food can make you feel more bloated.
Do you have any questions about menstrual pain? Leave a comment below or send us a message at http://www.alaxan.com/contact-us/.
ASC Ref. Codes: U058P101817A, U167P082517A, U158P082517A, U208P082517A, U014P111717A
If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.