Eliminate Painful Rules By Changing Your Daily Breakfast?

There are many myths about ways to relieve menstrual pain. But which ones are real and which ones are not? Are there any that could be dangerous? Find out.

How many women suffer pain before or during menstruation? Although popular wisdom always provides some “so-called” solutions to painful rules, it is always important to question the information about them.

The use of certain foods is usually recommended, capable, according to popular culture, of reducing pain and inflammation. However, it is important to discard these types of claims, since there is little scientific evidence that supports its effectiveness in a truly influential way.

Modifying breakfast or dinner, therefore,  cannot eliminate painful periods. However, it is true that a healthy and balanced diet is usually recommended as a complement to the treatment prescribed by the gynecologist.

It should be known that dysmenorrhea, in some cases, can be highly disabling. In these situations, it is necessary to speak with a specialist, since it is likely that not even non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can alleviate the symptoms.

What are painful periods due to?

There are many women who suffer from extremely painful periods. In fact, for a long time, this has been believed to be normal during female fertile times.

However, new research, such as this one carried out by the Boston Children’s and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals , affirms that this situation is not as common as it is believed and that it could be due to a pathology called endometriosis.

Endometriosis occurs when a part of the endometrial tissue is located outside the uterus (such as the fallopian tubes or pelvic cavity). This causes intense pain in the woman who suffers it, and could cause problems related to infertility.

At other times, dysmenorrhea could be related to hormonal problems or genetic issues, as suggested by this information from the MSD Manual. These cases are usually divided into two ranges:

-Primary dysmenorrhea : one that is produced by factors related to the menstrual cycle. It is the most common and usually disappears after a few days or with the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

-Secondary dysmenorrhea: it occurs because of some abnormality, such as the aforementioned endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disorder.

If you suffer from severe pain of this caliber, it is very important to go to the gynecologist. He will know how to recommend the most convenient treatment for each woman, either through medication or even by restricting harmful habits. Generally, the most common guidelines are as follows:

Regulation of hormones

The incorporation of oral contraceptives is usually quite common. Although it is true that its use generates considerable controversy, studies have been found, such as this one carried out by Dr. Lugones Botell, which ensure its reliability in terms of combined treatment for dysmenorrhea and endometriosis.

Elimination of harmful habits

Smoking cessation is also often recommended , an important factor to take into account according to this research from the University of Queensland (Australia), and the incorporation of a fat-free diet.

The following alternatives, for example, could be a good example when incorporating healthy foods into the diet prescribed by the gynecologist:

Natural smoothie

They are mixed in a blender:

  • 1 apple or a pear.
  • 1 orange or tangerine
  • ½ very ripe banana.
  • ¼ fresh grated beets.
  • Half a glass (100 ml) of oatmeal drink.
  • 2 Brazil nuts.
  • One tablespoon (15 ml) of flax oil from the first cold pressure.
  • One level teaspoon (5 g) of maca powder.

Mid-morning snack

It is common for the appetite to skyrocket in the middle of the morning. Instead of resorting to junk food or chocolate, these can be substituted for an infusion, such as green tea with cinnamon or chamomile (also commonly known as chamomile ).

It is also advisable to incorporate fruits into the diet (as long as you do not suffer from any type of allergy), vegetables, legumes and, of course, maintain adequate hydration.

The importance of eliminating taboos

As already mentioned, it is important not to make any changes to your diet without first consulting your doctor. If not, your health could be endangered.

In the same way, you have to eliminate the taboo and fear that often involves going to the gynecologist.

Just as when you suffer from earache you go to the ENT or when you do not see well you go to the ophthalmologist, when you suffer from some type of gynecological problem you have to go to a specialist on the subject. With health there is no shyness that is worth.

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