We as teenagers dread the most difficult time of the month i.e. Periods. As if being a teenager was easy enough along with it comes those monthly dreadful subscriptions of periods. It feels like a battle is happening inside our stomach along with those disgusting cramps, day long fatigue, bloating, and body ache and to top it all the mood swings. We definitely feel that if period pain would burn some calories then may be the trauma that comes with it is worth what we go through these days.
While a certain bearable intensity of these cramps are a part of healthy menstrual cycle in females, but sometimes, they can really disrupt our daily routine and mess up our schedules. Those unwanted cramps can make it difficult for us to even get out of bed leave alone following our daily routine. We have a terminology for such tormenting period pain and it’s called dysmenorrhea. This condition should not be ignored or taken lightly while a mild teenage period pain relief can be achieved with home remedies but for a more serious condition consultation from your Gynaecologist is advised so here’s all the information on this disorder:
What Is Dysmenorrhea or so called Period Pain?
Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for painful menstrual periods and cramps which are caused by uterine contractions. While Primary dysmenorrhea comes along with some level of discomfort in form of reoccurring cramps and pain in the lower abdomen and belly region, secondary dysmenorrhea results from reproductive system disorders. Both these conditions can be treated.
Primary Dysmenorrheain Teenagers - Period Pain Relief Home Remedies
Primary dysmenorrhea in teenagers refers to the lower abdominal pain, cramping in legs and thighs and lower back region during the menstrual cycle which is not associated with other diseases or pathology. This type of menstrual pain is bearable and can be managed with doctor prescribed painkillers, Ayurvedic Medicines and home remedies. Primary dysmenorrhea is a common period problem in teenagers and is usually nothing to be worried about.
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Teenage Period Pain relief Home Remedies in case of Primary Dysmenorrhea-
Primary Dysmenorrhea can be easily treated at home with help of Natural remedies like hot water bags, Herbal teas, and oil massage.
Massaging your abdomen with a Plant based ayurvedic oil like Menstrual Pain Relief Elixir by Forest Elixirs can help relax the muscles in the abdominal and lower pelvic area. It also boosts blood circulation and uplifts the mood, thereby relieving pain naturally.
Applying hot compressions on your lower abdomen, pelvic area and back with the help of a hot water bag or a heat pad can help you a great deal. It lowers inflammation and reduces pain.
Sipping on herbal teas like calming chamomile, soothing ginger and cinnamon teas can help you ease the torturous period cramps. These herbal teas have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect and provide relief from menstrual pain.
Teenage Period Pain can make it difficult for you to get out of bed and go for your daily routine. But doing few stretches lying on your bed itself, it can promote blood circulation and alleviate pain.
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Secondary Dysmenorrhea in teenagers
Secondary dysmenorrhea is a medical term that is used to describe unbearable menstrual pain that disrupts your daily life. This period pain and cramps seems to get worse as the period continues and do not go away even when your period cycle ends. It may be accompanied by symptoms such as heavy or prolonged bleeding, irregular periods, excessive facial and body hair, acne, hair loss, and hair thinning.
Secondary dysmenorrhea is caused by other medical conditions, most often endometriosis. This is a condition in which endometrial tissue implants outside the uterus. Endometriosis often causes internal bleeding, infection, and pelvic pain.
Other causes of secondary dysmenorrhea include the following:
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Uterine fibroids
- Abnormal pregnancy (miscarriage, ectopic)
- Infection, tumours, or polyps in the pelvic cavity
It is best recommended to visit your Gynaecologist for treatment of Secondary dysmenorrhea along with few of the home remedies and Oil massages listed above which helps in reliving the period pain.
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Ayurveda suggests that the menstrual flow which is governed by Vatadosha is aggravated during your Periods due to intense internal movements. The Vatadosha is normally responsible for a healthy mind - body state, so we need to pacify it in order to relieve the pain.
Taking cues from these ancient texts, we designed pain relief oil enriched with the goodness of Nirgundi (also known as the five leaf chaste tree), Kalahari, Lehsuna and other ayurvedic herbs, all widely known to relieve menstrual pain, regulate blood flow and balance hormones naturally.
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Our Menstrual Pain Relief Elixir is targeted to relax muscles and ensure ease of blood flow giving you the power to enjoy yourself pain free during your monthly cycle.
Say goodbye to cramp days!