Pain relation to menses that is troublesome so as to limit woman from performing her routine activities.
It can be classified into primary dysmenorrhea where no underlying pathology and secondary dysmenorrhea which has underlying causative pathology.
On the basis of the character, dysmenorrhea can also be classified into spasmodic and membranous type.
spasmodic type of dysmenorrhea involves severe pain which waxes and wanes in intensity with the contraction and relaxation of the uterus
membranous variety has actual shedding of portions of the innermost wall of the uterus called the endometrium. Very often it can be associated with giddiness, nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps, fever, etc.
Symptoms of Dysmenorrhea
The following are some of the symptoms of Dysmenorrhea:
Excessive production of prostaglandins is one of the major causes for most signs and symptoms of dysmenorrhea. This can be biggest reason for primary dysmenorrhea. Secondary dysmenorrhea, however, needs proper investigating into in order to know the causative pathology. The underlying pathology needs to be treated to control painful menses. Pain-killers can only give temporary relief. The common causes of secondary dysmenorrhea are pelvic infections, congestive or inflammatory conditions within the pelvis like endometriosis, uterine tumors such as polyps or fibroids, and the presence of a foreign body such as an intrauterine contraceptive device [IUCD].
Homeopathic treatment for Dysmenorrhea
Homeopathy has effective cure in dysmenorrhea. The medicines are known to reduce the severity of the pain as well as to treat the cause. Every patient may present different set of individual symptoms, which are carefully noted while deciding the homeopathic line of treatment.