Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for the painful cramps that may occur immediately before or during the menstrual period. There are two types of dysmenorrhea: primary dysmenorrhea and secondary dysmenorrhea. Primary dysmenorrhea is another name for common menstrual cramps. Cramps usually begin one to two years after a woman starts getting her periods. Secondary dysmenorrhea is pain caused by a disorder in the woman's reproductive organs. These cramps usually begin earlier in the menstrual cycle and last longer than common menstrual cramps.
The symptoms of menstrual cramps include:
When cramps are severe, symptoms may include:
Sometimes there may not be an identifiable cause of painful menstrual periods. Certain women are at a higher risk for having painful menstrual periods. Risk factors include:
In some cases, such as with secondary dysmenorrhea, painful menstrual periods can be the result of an underlying medical condition, such as:
Homoeopathy has wide range of medicines for dysmenorrhoea. Homoeopathic physician treats these cases after case taking which includes miasm, constitution, modalities, etc. Some of the frequently used medicines are Apis mellifica, Aurum iodatum, Belladonna, Colocynthis, Conium Maculatum, Iodium, Lycopodium, Pulsatilla, Sepia. The mother tinctures widely used in associated symptoms specially related to menses are Aletris farinose, Apis mellifica in drop dose, Cimicifuga racemosa, Abroma radix, Ficus religiosa, Fraxinus americana and Janosia ashoka. Based on individuality and the totality can decide the well indicated homoeopathic remedy. Along with the selected medicines, homoeopaths prescribe Magnesium Phosphoricum Pentarkan or Agnus castus pentarkan. Please consult your local physician for the correct medicine and dosage.
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