Health Tip: Help Relieve Menstrual Pain
-- Primary dysmenorrhea is the most common kind of menstrual pain, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says.
It is typically caused by an overabundance of chemicals produced by the uterus. These chemicals, called prostaglandins, trigger cramps when the uterus contracts and relaxes.
Pain associated with menstruation can start a day or two before your period and last for a few days or longer. The intensity of pain varies from woman to woman.
The agency suggests how to help ease menstrual pain:
- Use a heating pad or hot water bottle on the lower abdomen.
- Take a hot bath.
- Practice relaxation techniques, such as yoga or meditation.
© 2020 HealthDay. All rights reserved.
Posted: January 2019
Read this next
THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2020 -- In a finding that suggests a woman's periods might be a powerful indicator of her general health, researchers report that women with irregular and long...
THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 -- Women whose periods started at an early age are more likely to have hot flashes and night sweats during menopause, researchers say. "The risk of the...
TUESDAY, March 10, 2020 -- Taller and thinner girls are more likely to develop the often painful condition known as endometriosis, according to the results of a six-decade...
More News Resources
- FDA Medwatch Drug Alerts
- Daily MedNews
- News for Health Professionals
- New Drug Approvals
- New Drug Applications
- Drug Shortages
- Clinical Trial Results
- Generic Drug Approvals
- Monthly Update Archive
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Whatever your topic of interest, subscribe to our newsletters to get the best of Drugs.com in your inbox.