Menstruation - The monthly pain

For some women, no matter what their age, menstruation is synonymous with pain, depression and malaise. According to some authors, everything is reduced to a simple hormonal disorderly. Could it be that simple? Or should take into account a range of problems stemming from low harmonic personalities, family situations, emotional, social and labor, which are added to produce these undesirable symptoms? Let's see what they say those who are in favor of the alleged "disorderly hormone."

Very common.
Dysmenorrhea, or painful rule may occur both as multiparous who have not had children, the youngest and those who are not so much. An estimated 20 to 30 per cent of women have this problem, most younger than 25 years. Typically occurs between six months and two years after the menarche and is a frequent cause of absence from work and school: ten per cent of those suffering from painful menstruation loses one or two days of work or class, say those who defend the thesis hormone.

It has been said that the pain in the period has a lot of mental stress. It has also cast the blame on anatomical and hormonal factors (bad position of the uterus, narrowing of the cervix), but now is emerging theory of prostaglandins. These substances, which increase in the days of menstruation, causing more uterine contractions and reduce the flow of blood, causing pain.

What is likely to be primary dysmenorrhea, ie that has no organic cause. But it can also be secondary, due to an organic illness, such as endometrosis, tumors of the uterus, the foreign bodies, the IUD, in some cases, and infections.

An important weapon is the use of hormonal birth control pills, which act by inhibiting or decreasing the secretion of prostaglandin. In most cases. about 90 percent, are effective. When this treatment fails, you can resort to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (aspirin, piroxican, Fenamate, naproxen, etc.)..

In some cases, because it is believed that there are also changes of calcium ion, can be used calcium antagonists.

Psychotherapy and laser.
Psychotherapy, tranquilizers and some suggestive until the end of harmless laser acupuncture may be useful against menstrual pain.
Who will have the right? Maybe the best thing is to accompany the treatments "organic" with a good psychotherapy to investigate why some women feel so much frustration every time it comes menstruation.

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