Anyone who has suffered from dysmenorrhea at any stage in their life will attest to how distressing and painful it can be. With this in mind, any information about how someone can look after themselves whilst enduring the symptoms of the condition will be extremely welcome.
The self-care tips listed here will not work for every single person and for every single case of dysmenorrhea, but they are all so simple to put into effect that they have to be worth giving a chance. There is an increasing trend of people trying to look after themselves instead of always opting to seek medical advice.
This is encouraging as it indicates people taking greater responsibility towards their own health but any serious cases of dysmenorrhea would be best treated by a medical professional. At the very least, if these self-care tips don’t help much, it would be advisable for someone to seek the advice of a doctor.
1. Reduce inflammation
With any kind of inflammation, there is usually some associated pain and this is certainly true for people living with dysmenorrhea. The key to reducing the pain lies with trying to reduce the inflammation and there are a number of ways in which someone can try and reduce their inflammation.
One of the most effective ways that a person can reduce inflammation is with the use of ice packs. This is far easier to put into effect for swelling and inflammation that occurs on the outer parts of the body, such as injuries like sprains and twists. In order to treat the symptoms and inflammation of a condition like dysmenorrhea with ice, a much more radical approach is necessary.
To feel the effects of ice relief for conditions like this, it might be a good idea for a person to try an ice bath, fully submerging the abdomen in the icy cold water. The effects of an ice bath can have health benefits that stretch beyond addressing just one problem.