Natural Remedies for Menstrual Problems for Women

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Natural Remedies for Menstrual Problems for Women

The menstrual cycle occurs to protect parts of the body every 28 days. Generally, it lasts for little more than 5 days and women who have a regular cycle go about their day easily. But that’s not the case for everybody and for other women, it might involve a range of issues like:

Problem

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB): Included heavy bleeding or no bleeding, bleeding in-between periods.
  • Dysmenorrhea (these are painful menstrual periods)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

Symptoms

AUB

  • Using more than one tampon or sanitary pad per hour.
  • The period lasts even more than 10 days
  • The days between periods have been less than 20 days.
  • If the period stopping exceeds 3 months.

Dysmenorrhea

  • Pain in lower abdomen, hips, thighs, lower back.
  • Vomiting, nausea, light-headedness, fatigue, headache, diarrhea.
  • The pain could be spasmodic or congestive.

PMS

  • Pain in the joints, muscles, abdomen, back, and breasts.
  • Diarrhea, constipation, passing gas, water retention, nausea.
  • Excessive hunger, loss of appetite, fatigue
  • Feeling general discontent, anxiety, headache, insomnia, irritability, moodiness, weight gain, depression, acne.

PMDD

  • Severe fatigue, emotional sensitivity, heart palpitations, coordination issues, nervousness, anxiety, depression, abdominal bloating, dizziness, muscle spasms, sleeplessness, eye complaints, respiratory issues, heightened sensitivity, decreased libido, acne.
  • There can also be less urine production, breast tenderness, swelling of ankles and feet.

Causes

AUB

  • Due to an-ovulation

Dysmenorrhea

  • Due to excess of prostaglandins.
  • fibroids, adenomyosis, sexually transmitted diseases, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), an ovarian tumor or cyst, use of an intrauterine device (IUD)

PMS

The causes aren’t clear but:

PMDD

  • The causes aren’t clear here as well but it could stem from the brain’s abnormal response to the fluctuating hormones during menses. This leads to a deficiency in serotonin.
  • Women with a history of mood disorders, depression.

Natural Remedies

Buckwheat

High in bioflavonoid, it can reduce heavy periods when consumed with vitamin C.

Citrus fruits

It allows for better iron absorption into the body since iron gets deleted during periods.

Dried apricots, legumes, liver, shellfish, fortified cereals, and bread

Rich in iron.

fish

Red meat, green leafy veggies, fish

High in zinc and iron. Zinc helps keep bones healthy and a deficiency can lead to amenorrhea.

Hot water

Use a hot water bottle on the abdomen to reduce cramps. You could also soak a towel in hot water, wring it out and then heat in a microwave for a minute before putting on your abdomen.

water softner

Water

Drinks lots of water as dehydration can result in the production of a hormone named vasopressin which can cause cramps.

mintMint, Thyme, Basil

Contains caffeic acid, which can reduce pain. Take two tablespoons of the leaves and then steep in just 1 pint of hot water. Let it cool at room temperature and then drink half a cup per hour.

ginger tea

Fennel, Ginger, Cinnamon

Has antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties which can relieve cramps.

These are few natural remedies suggested by the best gynecologist in Gurgaon. Apart from these, lie on your back. If possible best able to exercise regularly if you have menstrual problems as it can help in regulating it. But before doing anything consult with a gynecologist near you regarding the remedies and whether it will have a positive effect for you.

Stacey Chillemi

editor@thecompleteherbalguide.com

I am on a mission to transform the health of millions worldwide. Check out my website at staceychillemi.com. I am a popular and recognizable health and lifestyle reporter and expert, columnist and health host. Author of The Complete Guide to Natural Healing and Natural Remedies for Common Conditions, along with 20 other published books. I am the founder of The Complete Herbal Guide and a recognized health and natural remedies expert, with over 20 years in practice as a Health Coach. I write for the Huffington Post, Huff Post, Thrive Global and Medium (Owned by Arianna Huffington). I have been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show, local news, and numerous radio shows. My focus is on natural healing, herbal remedies, alternative methods, self-motivation, food for medicine, nutrition, fitness, natural beauty remedies and the power of positive thinking.