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Preventing Menstrual Disorders with Natural and Ayurvedic Remedies

May 17th, 2007 | admin

Teen girls and women in their early twenties experience painful periods. Menstrual pain (dysmenorrhea) is characterized by pain in pelvic and/or abdominal region.

Other menstrual disorders are infrequent or irregular menstruation, polymenorrhea (menstruation in less than 21 days), oligomenorrhea (menstruation in more than 35 days), amernorrhea (absence of menstrual periods) and Menorrhagia (an abnormally heavy and prolonged period).

Primary dysmenorrhea is not the indication of any diseases or conditions, but secondary dysmenorrhea can be the symptoms of anything from pelvic inflammation to uterine displacement.

How to control menstrual pain naturally

Many studies have found vegetarian food can reduce menstrual pain. A good advice here will be to avoid red meat from at least a week before monthly periods. Teenage girls who didn’t take meat for two months experienced considerable reduction in pain.  Fish and sea food can be included in diet.

Include fresh fruits, vegetables, and grains and avoid junk food from your dietary habits.

Menstrual hygiene should be observed to keep the pains under control. Don’t use perfumed pads or tampons and change them every four-six hours.

Douching is counter productive. There is no need for douching. It actually eliminates the anti-bacterial, anti-fungal present naturally in vaginal lubrication. Your daily bath and change of pads in four or six hours is enough hygiene. Also don’t use heavy soaps to wash vagina. This also destroys the bacteria fighting capacity of vaginal fluids.

Stress is a cause of menstrual cramps. Practicing yoga and relaxing meditation will help control menstrual cramps.

Commonly called pre-menstrual syndrome or PMS is a group of disorders that attack just before the menstrual periods is a nightmare to many women. The exact reasons are not known.

The imbalances to body due to unsuitable food habits and daily routines can be the main reason for PMS. Avoid alcohol, cigarette smoking, excess sugar and junk food, red-meat products as first steps to control PMS.

There is also a psychological aspect for PMS. Normally anxious woman can feel tensed when the date of menstruation ensues. This cause the woman to feel the pain that really is not there. Yoga and relaxation techniques help such women.

Regular exercises can help a young woman feel less anxious about the days. Though there is no solid clinical evidence of exercise programs reducing menstrual cramps, it is still a good idea to follow a healthy exercise regimen. It regulates blood circulation and keeps you in good mood.

Take precautionary methods to control depression and anxiety. Identify the reasons of depression and anxiety as the first step to control them.

Regular menstruation is the sign of the ability of the woman to bear a child in her womb.

According to ancient Ayurvedic principle, the menstrual flow of a woman purifies her just like the water purifies a river. This is one reason women are not easily susceptible to many diseases.

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