What is Dysmenorrhea
Dysmenorrhea, also known as menstrual cramps, is the cramp or pain in the pelvic or belly areas as the result of menstrual period in women. This is the pain which is only suffered by women as men have no scope to get affected by this pain. Dysmenorrhea can cause mild pain as well as severe pain in the belly areas of the women. Sometimes, the pain is so severe that women are unable to perform their daily activities and tasks easily. In a survey, it has been found out that nearly 50% of females suffer from this pain earlier or later in their life. Along with this it has also been noted that about 90% of females whose age lie between 12 and 17 face this problem and 15% of them characterize it as severe pain.
Dysmenorrhea is generally divided into two parts i.e. primary Dysmenorrhea and secondary Dysmenorrhea. Primary Dysmenorrhea occurs when no gynecologic problem is the cause of this pain. Generally this type of menstrual cramp begins when the female has experienced 6-12 months of menstrual periods. This type of menstrual cramp is caused after ovulatory menstrual cycle has started. On the other hand, secondary menstrual cramp is caused due to any abnormal condition like problems in reproductive organ of female.
If you want to know whether you have suffered or are suffering from this problem then you can find it out by knowing its symptom. There are some symptoms of menstrual cramps which will help you to detect it if you feel the same. Extended pain in the lower back or legs is the first symptom of this cramp as the pain that begins in lower abdomen and pelvis expand till here. This pain can cause dull ache also and it may be periodic as well as continual. It generally exists for 3-4 days as it begins 1 day before the onset of menstruation and reaches its peak on the first day of periods. From the second day, pain decreases and it almost ends on the second or third day of periods. When Dysmenorrhea occurs, the person may have headache, nausea and she can also start vomiting suddenly.
Every girl wants to treat Dysmenorrhea herself as soon as possible. There are a number of remedies for this cramp but the girl who has suffered it for multiple times need to perform some tasks. She should exercise regularly; this includes yoga as well as other abdominal exercises. She should take adequate rest and sleep for at least 8 hours daily. Orgasmic sexual activity can also act as a treatment as it brings relief. Hence, these remedies or any selected remedy should be performed by an affected girl to get rid of Dysmenorrhea.