You've probably heard that period pain is a normal part of being a woman. That is not correct. It's a sign that something isn't quite right, and it suggests that a hormonal imbalance, nutritional issue, or underlying health condition needs to be addressed.
Your cycle should ideally come and go with minimal fuss and discomfort in your daily life. The occasional cramp is usually nothing to worry about (and is common during the first two days of bleeding), but unbearable period pain, cramping, aching, throbbing, or stabbing sensations (especially those that require painkillers) should be tested for and treated.
Period Pain Symptoms
Period pain is formally referred to as 'dysmenorrhoea.' There are many causes of dysmenorrhoea, and we'll go over some of them below, but first, it's important to understand that unbearable period pain manifests in a variety of ways and is often as unique as the woman experiencing it.
Some women have spasms in waves, while others have stabbing, sharp or cramping pains. Pain may refer down the legs or into the back for some women, while it may be harsh on the lower abdomen for others.
Women who have never suffered serious period pain should be aware that for some women, period pain can be severely debilitating, necessitating hospitalization and/or medical involvement.
Some women experience pain that is so severe that it causes nausea and vomiting; therefore, we should support her and encourage her to seek help from a qualified health professional.
Causes of Unbearable Period Pain
Different women have different menstrual cycle experiences, but the following are some of the most common causes of unbearable period pain:
1. A lack of magnesium (resulting in cramping of the uterine muscle)
2. Excess Estrogen (resulting in heavy menstrual bleeding, meaning the uterine muscle needs to work harder to expel the blood)
3. Diets that cause inflammation (due to increased production of inflammatory prostaglandins; hormone-like compounds that cause contractions and pain in the uterus)
4. Zinc Deficiency (as zinc deficiency is linked to increased pain sensitivity and the production of those inflammatory prostaglandins!).
If your period pain is caused by a nutritional imbalance (such as a magnesium or zinc deficiency), correcting this imbalance should help alleviate the problem.
Increasing your intake of anti-inflammatory foods like turmeric, ginger, and omega-3 fatty acids (found in oily fish, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and flaxseeds) may help reduce the production of those inflammatory prostaglandins, reducing pain and cramping.
How to Ease Period Pain
Severe menstrual cramps are typically difficult to treat on your own, but the following tips may be useful while you work with your healthcare provider to identify an underlying cause:
1. Regular Exercise
Doing 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three times a week can decrease the frequency of menstrual cramps significantly.
2. Avoid Stress
Menstrual cramps have been linked to work and general life stress. Breathing exercises, yoga, and spending time doing things you enjoy can all help to reduce stress.
3. Take Supplements
Menstrual cramps can be made less painful by taking certain supplements. Magnesium, Omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins B-1 and B-6 are among them.
4. Pain Killers
Pain relievers such as cyclopam are frequently insufficient to eliminate severe menstrual cramps. They may be more effective if taken a day before you usually begin to experience cramps.
5. Use Heating Pads
For relieving menstrual cramps, heat pads may be as effective as cyclopam. For relief, place a heating pad on your lower abdomen.
Period Essentials to Reduce Period Pain
Your period should not interfere with your daily activities. There are a variety of products available to keep you comfortable and dry; which one you choose is entirely up to you.
There are several factors to consider that can help you narrow down your options, such as the activity you will be doing, the cost of the product, ease of use, and the product's environmental impact. To assist you in making your decision, we are putting our best recommendations below:-
SuperBottoms MaxAbsorb Period Underwear
The Stress-Free range of SuperBottoms' MaxAbsorb Period Underwear is an innovative, comfortable, and hassle-free replacement for wearing extras such as sanitary pads, tampons, or menstrual cups during your period.
It's made from 60% Premium Plant-Based (Bamboo) fabric, 35% Cotton, and 5% Lycra. It's stretchy, soft, breathable, and rash-free, providing 8-10 hours of dry comfort with no leaks.
SuperBottoms Flow Lock Cloth Pads
SuperBottoms Flow Lock Cloth Pads are comfortable, rash-free, soft and naturally antibacterial.
It is made from natural materials that are completely safe, healthy, and stress-free for your body as well as the environment.
It also absorbs twice as much as standard cloth pads and has a super secure leak lock to prevent leaks.
1. Hormonal Imbalance: High period pain indicates that a hormonal imbalance, nutritional problem, or underlying health condition must be addressed.
2. Avoid Stress: Stress has been linked to menstrual cramps, so avoid stress.
3. Right Period Care: It is critical to choose the right essentials because the wrong ones can cause discomfort or worsen your cramps.
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