Period Pain: Do you take painkillers for cramps and pain during periods? So know the Do's and Don't - Newztezz Online


Friday, October 13, 2023

Period Pain: Do you take painkillers for cramps and pain during periods? So know the Do's and Don't

Leg cramps and stomach pain are quite common during periods. For some people this pain is very severe. In such situations he uses painkillers. We have special advice for such people through this article.

Leg cramps and waist and stomach pain are quite common during periods. For many girls and women this pain is mild while for some it is quite severe. To get rid of pain, women or girls often use painkillers. Today we will try to know whether it is right or wrong to take? Period cramps usually occur during the first 2 days of periods. According to the news published in 'Indian Express' explaining the reason for these cramps, during periods, the thick endometrium - the layer of the uterus - is removed. This is due to some hormones called prostaglandins. Due to which there is contraction, pain and swelling in the uterus. 

Because of this some women feel more pain

This is the reason why cramps occur during periods. Pain is very normal and a woman or girl has to face during every period, however, if a woman or girl has severe pain during periods then it may be due to high levels of prostaglandin. Due to which some cases of fibroids, endometriosis or ovarian cancer can occur. 

Use painkiller like this

It is usually safe to take medicines to relieve pain for cramps. But if this pain increases so much that your lifestyle gets completely spoiled, then it is an alarm bell for you. In such a situation, you should immediately contact a good gynecologist. However, for mild pain, you can use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) such as mefenamic acid and ibuprofen. NSAIDs help prevent prostaglandin levels that are responsible for menstrual cramps. But there is a particular dosage that should be taken. The ideal dose of ibuprofen is 200 mg, while the ideal dose of mefenamic acid is 250 mg. In case of severe pain, take only one to two tablets in a period of eight hours.

If something like this happens after taking painkiller, contact the doctor immediately.

Apart from this, experts recommend that these NSAID medicines should be taken after food. Because these can cause gastrointestinal problems. Take it only as much as the doctor has told you, otherwise you may experience many side effects. Its excessive use may increase nausea and vomiting as these symptoms are already present in women suffering from premenstrual syndrome (PMS). It can also cause constipation, heartburn, high blood pressure and stomach pain. Excessive use of NSAIDs can cause stomach ulcers or bleeding, kidney and heart problems. 

If you want to avoid dangerous pain during periods, then follow these tips.

stay hydrated

avoid excess swelling

Do not eat anti-inflammatory foods like tomatoes, berries, pineapple, ginger, green leafy vegetables, almonds and walnuts

Dietary supplements like vitamins D, E and omega-3 fatty acids

apply heat to lower abdomen

Exercise releases endorphins in our body which relaxes the muscles.

Disclaimer: Before implementing the method, methods and suggestions mentioned in this article, please consult a doctor or related expert. 

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