Let’s look at dysmenorrhea, its diagnosis, cause and what can be done to help it.
What is dysmenorrhea?
Severe menstruation with pain and a lot of bleeding would describe dysmenorrhea best? You know what that means. Dreading not just the PMS but the actual menstruation period.
What is the definition of dysmenorrhea?
If you translate dysmenorrhea it would be something like “difficult menstruation.” Menorrhagia is the bleeding part of your period and the “days” is the hard part.
What would be included in dysmenorrhea diagnosis? and What are the causes of dysmenorrhea?
The first thing you want to think about is what part of your body is lacking and affecting the rest. First look at any hormonal imbalance there might be between estrogen and progesterone. The best way to do this is to have a saliva hormone home test kit which will test estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
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Liver and dysmenorrhea:
It is the liver that regulates the progesterone and estrogen balance. Too much estrogen in relationship to the proper levels of progesterone and you will have excessive bleeding and discharge from the uterus.
Liver imbalance is a result of poor dietary habits, blood sugar imbalance, stress, and other dysfunctions of the body. With cleansing and diet changes you can usually set the liver back to balance and the hormones will follow. These imbalances are also a cause of dysmenorrhea. Consider a liver cleanse and build.
How glands affect dysmenorrhea:
The adrenal glands sit atop the kidneys in a triangular shape. The thyroid and adrenal glands are very important to the correct balance of hormones driving fertility. Their correct workings are vital to the reproductive system / the endocrine system. We will describe more of how they work in another article but for here it is important to note that when these glands are not functioning properly estrogen and progesterone will once again be out of balance. Estrogen will most likely dominate; thereby the term estrogen dominance.
See our other articles on this subject as well as how natural progesterone cream may help.
Lastly, for now, is how alternative therapies can help with dysmenorrhea.
Structural balance is as necessary as food and herbs. I think it is a commonly overlooked fact that the shape of the uterus can affect the flow of blood and the muscles around the pelvis. Muscle weakness can ensue. Using a chiropractor, masseuse or applied kinesiologist can be helpful in determining if and how much the muscle weakness affects fertility. Sometimes only surgery can lift the uterus back into place when it is very weak. The need for this is not so common. Should the surgery be needed, there is usually a good outcome.
What about secondary dysmenorrhea?
Secondary dysmenorrhea is when there are other causes outside of hormonal imbalance for the pain such as a tipped uterus, endometriosis etc.
What does dysmenorrhea have to do with endometriosis?
What is the difference between amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea? Coming.
What can be done for dysmenorrhea prevention?
A healthy diet is the best defense for menstrual problems. Natural progesterone cream, as made known by Dr. Lee, is a healthy alternative to medications like NSAIDS and Acetaminophen. These over-the-counter medications have been tied to stomach ulcers and other internal bleeding disorders. Please be careful.
What is dysmenorrhea treatment?
See above Liver, Glands, Structural problems and Natural Progesterone Cream.
What might accompany dysmenorrhea?
- Menorrhagia – heavy bleeding.
- Dyspareunia – difficult intercourse due to issues surrounding menstruation.
- Pelvic pain.
- Oligomenorrhea – is not the absence of menstruation but what it is called when periods become longer than 35 days and are tied to a higher than normal level of the male hormone, testosterone. This causes the ovaries to form cysts when they cannot produce properly formed eggs.