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It's important to consult a healthcare provider for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan if experiencing severe or persistent menstrual cramps. They can help determine the underlying cause and provide appropriate management strategies. Here are some common symptoms:


1. Pelvic Pain: Dysmenorrhoea, commonly known as menstrual cramps, is characterised by aching, sharp, or throbbing pain in the lower abdomen. This pain typically occurs before or during menstruation and can last for several days.

2. Lower Back Pain: Many individuals with dysmenorrhoea experience accompanying lower back pain, which can range from mild discomfort to severe, debilitating pain.

3. Abdominal Discomfort: Some may feel a general sense of discomfort or heaviness in the lower abdominal region.

4. Leg Pain: In severe cases, the pain can radiate down into the thighs, leading to leg cramps.

5. Nausea and Vomiting: Some individuals may experience nausea, and in more severe cases, vomiting, particularly during the first few days of menstruation.

6. Headaches and Dizziness: Hormonal fluctuations during menstruation can trigger headaches or migraines. Some may also experience dizziness.

7. Fatigue and Weakness: Dysmenorrhoea can lead to feelings of fatigue, lethargy, and overall weakness.

8. Digestive Symptoms: Some individuals may experience gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhoea or constipation.


Dysmenorrhoea Causes:


1. Prostaglandin Overproduction: Dysmenorrhoea is often associated with an excess production of prostaglandins, hormone-like substances that cause the uterus to contract. High levels of prostaglandins lead to stronger, more painful contractions.

2. Uterine Abnormalities: Conditions like fibroids (noncancerous growths in the uterus) or adenomyosis (endometrial tissue growing into the muscular wall of the uterus) can cause severe menstrual cramps.

3. Endometriosis: This condition occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (endometrium) grows outside the uterus, leading to pain and inflammation.

4. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID): Infections in the reproductive organs, often caused by sexually transmitted infections (STIs), can lead to inflammation and pain.

5. Ovarian Cysts: Large or ruptured ovarian cysts can cause intense pain, especially during menstruation.

6. IUDs: Some types of intrauterine devices (IUDs) may lead to increased menstrual cramps.

7. Adenomyosis: This condition occurs when endometrial tissue grows into the muscular walls of the uterus, causing pain and heavy bleeding.

8. Stress and Anxiety: Emotional stress and anxiety can exacerbate menstrual cramps by affecting hormonal balance.

9. Lifestyle Factors: Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and a sedentary lifestyle may contribute to the severity of dysmenorrhoea.

10.  Secondary Dysmenorrhoea: This type is caused by an underlying medical condition, such as pelvic inflammatory disease or endometriosis.


Dysmenorrhoea & Ayurveda:


Ayurveda, an ancient holistic healing system, offers a unique approach to managing Dysmenorrhoea, commonly known as menstrual cramps. Ayurveda views dysmenorrhoea as an imbalance in the doshas, particularly a vitiation of Vata and Pitta doshas. Here's how Ayurveda addresses Dysmenorrhoea:

  1. Ayurveda with Us: At Dyumna Women's Clinic, we pride ourselves on our personalized approach to healthcare. Each patient's journey begins with a comprehensive examination of their medical history, coupled with a thorough review of medical reports. This in-depth analysis forms the foundation for tailoring treatments to address individual needs and provide the corrective measures required. Our team comprises experts from diverse scientific backgrounds, united by a common motto: "We are patient-centric." This guiding principle ensures that every aspect of our care is focused on you, placing your well-being and unique health requirements at the forefront of our treatment strategies.

  2. Balancing Doshas: Ayurveda aims to restore doshic equilibrium through personalized treatments. Herbal formulations and dietary recommendations are tailored to address the specific doshic imbalances contributing to dysmenorrhoea. Balancing the health and eco-system of your entire body, is the main priority for us at Dyumna.

  3. Internal medicines: At Dyumna, our commitment is to the essence of treatment. We diligently prescribe the precise internal medicines tailored exclusively for you, ensuring optimal and effective results. Ayurvedic herbs like Ashoka, Lodhra, Shatavari, and Guduchi are known for their efficacy in regulating menstrual cycles and alleviating menstrual pain. These herbs possess anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, providing relief from cramps.

  4. Dietary Modifications: Ayurveda emphasizes a balanced diet that supports hormonal balance. Specific foods and spices, such as ginger, turmeric, and fennel seeds, are recommended to ease menstrual discomfort.

  5. Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Massage): Abhyanga involves massaging warm herbal oils onto the abdomen and lower back. This practice improves blood circulation, relaxes tense muscles, and provides relief from menstrual pain.

  6. Yoga and Pranayama: Specific yoga asanas and pranayama techniques are tailored to address hormonal imbalances and promote relaxation. These practices help alleviate stress and reduce the severity of dysmenorrhoea.

  7. Stress Management: Ayurveda recognizes the impact of stress on menstrual health. Techniques like meditation, deep breathing exercises, and mindfulness practices are recommended to calm the mind and balance hormonal fluctuations.

  8. Lifestyle Adjustments: Following a balanced daily routine (Dinacharya) that aligns with natural circadian rhythms can help support hormonal equilibrium and reduce the severity of dysmenorrhoea.

  9. Hydration and Nutrition: Ayurveda emphasizes proper hydration and a balanced diet to support overall health and hormonal balance. Hydration helps in reducing inflammation and discomfort.

  10. Customized Approach: Ayurvedic treatments are highly individualized, considering an individual's constitution, imbalances, and specific symptoms. This tailored approach ensures effective management of dysmenorrhoea.

It's important to note that Ayurvedic treatments should be pursued under the guidance of a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner. While Ayurveda offers natural and holistic approaches to managing dysmenorrhoea, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare provider for a comprehensive and integrated approach to menstrual health and well-being.

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