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Primary Dysmenorrhea
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • 5:40 AM • 0 comments
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What is primary Dysmenorrhea:
It is menstrual pain

What is menstrual pain?
The pain that women (mostly teens) go through during their periods..

Does all women go through it?
Not all, but mostly do and the degree of pain differs from a person to another. 
The pain lessens as the women grow older..

What are the symptoms of menstrual pain?
The symptoms may vary but some includes:


  • Abdominal cramping or dull ache that moves to lower back and legs
  • Heavy menstrual flow
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Frequent urination
  • Vomiting (not common)


  • What causes it:
    strong contractions of the uterus triggered by prostaglandins

    What is prostaglandins:

    a chemical substance in the body that involves in inflammation and pain, 
    It triggers the contraction of the uterus
    The higher level of prostaglandins, the more painful it is.


    Treatment options:
    Nutrition and Supplements
    • Eat foods that are rich in calcium. They include beans, almonds, and dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale.
    • Eat foods that are high in antioxidants, including fruits such as blueberries, cherries, and tomatoes, and vegetables such as squash and bell pepper.
    • Avoid refined foods, such as white breads, pastas, and sugar.
    • Eat more lean meats, cold-water fish, tofu (soy, if no allergy), or beans for protein.
    • Use healthy cooking oils, such as olive oil or vegetable oil.
    • Some women find that adding soy milk to their diet helps relieve menstrual pain.
    • Eliminate trans-fatty acids, found in commercially baked goods such as cookies, crackers, cakes, French fries, onion rings, donuts, processed foods, and margarine.
    • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco.
    • Drink 6 - 8 glasses of filtered water daily.
    • Exercise at least 30 minutes daily, 5 days a week.


    Why am I posting about this?
    It's because I'm experiencing it right now, and it hurts so bad.
    I haven't been able to walk the whole day.
    I couldn't eat
    I felt nausea
    I felt dizzy
    I felt tired
    I felt pain


    Note to the guys who laugh at girls whose on their period:
    Periods are no joke..
    It hurts like hell...
    Don't mess with us..


    Signing off
    -Fatini Adlina<3


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