Why Women Suffer from Menstruation

Tel’s talk about women and why they suffer from menstruation.

Approximately 10 percent of women suffer from such severe pain during menstruation that they are unable to continue with the normal course of their activities. Dysmenorrhoea is one of the most frequent conditions suffered by women and affects at least half of the female population.

The symptoms you may experience during those days are of varying intensity and usually begin to feel them a few hours before menstruation, being more intense in the first two days of your menstrual period. They can occur in the form of cramps in the lower abdomen, thighs, lower back, and sometimes there is breast tightness and headache. During these days, bad mood, depression, anxiety or extreme sensitivity can also occur.

The most current analgesics containing hyoscine N-butyl bromide and ibuprofen act as relaxants in the walls of the uterus and muscles of the abdominal and pelvic area, eliminating pain that has its origin in three factors:

Prostaglandin production: this group of substances acts as hormones and triggers the mechanisms that cause the uterus to contract.

Greater uterine contractibility: the uterus collaborates with the detachment of the endometrium during menstruation by contracting its muscle fibers. When these contract, they help expel the necrosed endometrium, and excess contractility (cramps or spasms) of the smooth muscle of the uterus produces the typical colic pain of dysmenorrhea.

Psychological factors: The emotional tension and feeling of decay that many women experience during menstruation contribute to a more intense perception of pain.

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