DYSMENORRHEA (MENSTRUAL PAIN)
Dysmenorrhea (painful periods / difficulty in monthly flow) is experienced as pain along with cramps associated with the menstruation cycle. It is the most commonly found pain among women. Dysmenorrhea can be classified into two types Primary and Secondary Dysmenorrhea.
Symptoms typically last from 1 to 3 days. Pain usually begins around the time when menstruation begins. The pain is usually in the pelvis or lower abdomen. Other symptoms may include back pain, diarrhea, or nausea. The cramping and pain usually start a day or two before the period begins with the most severe discomfort occurring on the first day of menstruation. There are more than 150 symptoms known and some of the more common ones include depression, bloating, fatigue, social withdrawal, angry outbursts, breast tenderness, vague aches and pains, menstrual migraines, and weight gain.
Primary dysmenorrhea is caused due to excessive levels of prostaglandins; hormones that make the uterus contract during menstruation and childbirth. Its pain mostly results from contractions of the uterus that occur when the blood supply to its lining (endometrium) is reduced. Other factors that may make the pain of primary dysmenorrhea even worse include a uterus that tilts backward (retroverted uterus) instead of forward, lack of exercise, psychological or social stress, smoking, drinking alcohol, being overweight, and early beginning of the menstruation cycle( before age of 11.)
It is more common among those with heavy periods, irregular periods, whose periods started before twelve years of age, or who have a low body weight. Conditions that should be ruled out include ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, interstitial cystitis, and chronic pelvic pain.
Secondary Dysmenorrhea is usually caused due to a disease such as an infection, formation of ovarian cysts or an abnormality with respect to the uterus lining.
WHY MODERN MEDICINES DO NOT HELP
There are no known curative medicines for Dysmenorrhea or Menstrual Pain. However modern doctors often prescribe medication to temporarily subside the pain. The medication includes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), pain relievers, such as narcotics and antidepressants. This kind of medication masks the pain for a short period of time but with certain side effects. It has also been seen that dependency of women on such medicines goes on increasing. Doctors may also suggest trying hormonal birth control or even surgery in some cases. Many women also use home remedies in attempt to relieve the pain, but these too help temporarily without curing the main cause of the pain. Some such remedies are: using a heating pad, massaging, taking a warm bath, regular physical exercise, eating light, nutritious meals, etc.
TREATMENT AT SVHRC
An excellent herbal medicine has been formulated in SVHRC to manage the menstrual pain permanently without causing any side effects.
Scientists at Shreevidya Herbal Research Centre (SVHRC) have always dedicated time to research and find treatments for diseases/problems that do not have suitable treatments in modern medicine. Therefore a common yet serious problem such as menstrual pain was taken up by our scientists. After many years of research at SVHRC, an effective measure for handling Dysmenorrhea / Menstrual Pain has been formulated. A herbal combination named “Menstopainil” is being prescribed to a number of women across India since 2001 with highly positive results. A complete course of medication for six months of this medication results in the successful management of the pain. This medicine only manages the pain caused during the menstruation and does not affect or disturb the period flow, cycle timing or any other feature pertaining to the menstruation cycles neither does it interfere with the Gynecological system of the body.
This is a six-month treatment. Since the menstrual pain is related to a hormonal imbalance during the menstrual cycle, the treatment is only administered during the cycle.
Menstrual Pain being a life style related disorder, certain changes in the life style need to be adopted. Abnormality in life styles such as late night sleeping, getting up late in the morning, eating junk food, excessive TV viewing, lack of exercise etc, inevitably need to be regulated . If the patient has deficiencies of minerals like iron, calcium, etc, they have to be dealt with in the first place. Suitable physical exercise/ yoga/ swimming/ walking have to be adopted. Stress is also a major factor in aggravating the menstrual pain hence it is best to be avoided.
The Patient is advised to follow instructions given by the doctors from time to time during the treatment. Patients are advised to avoid consumption of heavy to digest foods such as any kind of meat or fish and suggested to opt for a mild easily digestible diet with minimum spices and oil to help speed up the treatment.
It is extremely important for patients to strictly adhere to the regulations prescribed by SVHRC doctors. It has been observed that patients failing to follow them are unable to get the desired benefits from the treatment since noncompliance with the regulations directly interferes with the efficacy of the herbal treatment.
Also, patients suffering from menstrual pain with PCOD (poly cystic ovarian disease) need to opt for a separate treatment specially meant for such patients.
I am 41 years old. My menstruation cycles started in 1989. Since the beginning, I have experienced pain and cramps in the stomach and abdomen region during the cycles. The pain caused so much trouble that I was even unable to do my daily routine and had to keep taking rest. I also suffered from headache. I used to take painkillers to get some relief. In 2001, I met Dr. J. T. Prasad from SVHRC . He gave me the herbal medicine “Menstropainil” and advised me to take this during my menstruation cycles for 6 months. With the very first dose of medicine the pain subsided. My headache also reduced effectively. I continued the medicine for 6 months as he advised, and completed the treatment. Since then, I have not experienced any pain during my cycles and have also found that this medicine has absolutely no side effects.
I am Vasundhara Shindhe born in the year 1982. My menstruation cycles started in 1995 at the age of 13. I used to get severe pain in my groin during every mensturation cycle and this was disturbing my work. Every month, I had to suffer for 3 days. I used to take Acetaminophen, which would give relief for about 5 hours. Some doctors advised me to try out a hormonal treatment. In the year 2000, I happened to meet Dr. J. T. Prasad from SVHRC who prescribed me the herbal medicine “Menstropainil”. With this medicine, I started having a pain free cycle. I was advised to take medicine for 6 months during the cycles as a part of the complete course. I continued to take the medicine and I was relieved of my menstrual pain and till date, I do not have any pain during my cycles. Thanks to the team of SVHRC for inventing a wonderful medicine! It relieved me of my pain and did not give a single side effect and helped me to continue my routine life every month.
I am aged 28 years. Since the age of 14,I was having pain during every menstrual cycle. I met Dr. J. T. Prasad of SVHRC and he gave me the herbal medicine “Menstropainil” and advised me to take every month during the cycle. With first dose of medicine itself I started feeling relieved. Even my 2nd cycle went free of pain. I am continuing the medication as advised to me till 6 months during MC. I am sure my menstrual pain will stop completely with the medicine.
I am aged 26. Within 6 months of taking the doses, my pain completely receded. The doctor says that during menstruation, such pain occurs due to hormonal imbalance in the body and this medicine not only rectifies the imbalance but also removes menstrual pain permanently. Due to its herbal nature, the medicines resolve the pain issue in a purely natural manner without affecting the cycle or producing any side effects at all. I have witnessed immense relief first hand and since then, I have been trying to tell about these medicines to as many women as possible! My sincere thanks to SVHRC!