PAIN DURING MENSTRUAL PERIODS IS NOT YOUR DESTINY
Many women suffer from menstrual cramps. There is strong inclination to lie in bed in spite of urgent work at home or office. Some find the discomfort of nausea, others face dizziness. Mood swings and uneasiness is also common.
During the course of periods the cramps are caused due to the shedding of the inner lining of the uterine wall. Many hormones play their role in this cyclic phenomenon, but the main hormone is known as ‘prostaglandins’. The same hormone is again prominent as and when delivery happens after pregnancy. Its function is to push the lining of the uterus out. When due to hormonal action, the uterus is devoid of blood, the muscle spasms occur. When spasms are more the condition is called Dysmenorrhea.
Dr Arhat says” Most commonly ignored cause of dysmenorrhoea is anaemia. Most girls have low iron reservoirs in spite of having average hemoglobin. All girls must be tested for serum iron/ serum ferret in to rule out iron deficiency anaemia causing dysmenorrhoea”