Period cramps:


cramps in the body; those cramps are called the period cramps or menstrual cramps. At the time of the menstrual period the women generally get the mild or bad menstrual cramps or pain on the abdomen or back. The degree of the pain in the cramps also very for the women as for some women menstrual cramps are unbearable and for some women experience only soft uneasiness during their period. Menstrual cramps, that is also called as dysmenorrhea in medical terms may be primary or secondary. You may also suffer from the nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, a headache, or lightheadedness. Most of these problems start one or two days before your menstrual period and last for part of or all of your menstrual period.
What is the reason of the period cramps: generally the cramps in the menstrual period are caused by contractions of your uterus, as in this period the blood leaves the uterus. The lining of the uterus releases special substances called "prostaglandins." These elements increase the contractions and can cause nausea and lightheadedness which eventually leads to the period cramps. When you are having usual menstrual periods, or when you are ovulating i.e. when your ovaries release an egg each month, your body releases more "prostaglandins". At the first or second menstrual period, it is common for the women to not to have regular menstrual periods and they may not release eggs or ovulate for a few months, or even for a few years. But after some menstrual periods you may start getting the menstrual cramps when your hormonal system gets matured.
What to do at the time of the period cramps: at the time of period cramps the women can try the a heating pad or a warm bath to help to decrease the pain. Sometimes the exercise also helps at the time of the menstrual pain but sometimes it is very uncomfortable to exercise at the time of the periods. You should take rest, eat a healthy diet and drink lots of fluids to avoid the cramps. It is also better to consult with your doctor.

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