Do you deal with painful menstrual cramps each month? Are you tired of relying on over-the-counter medicine for relief? If you’re searching for a long term solution to menstrual cramps, New You Health and Wellness can help.
At our clinic, we treat a wide variety of pelvic health and sexual dysfunction issues. When you visit us, you will be greeted with empathy and understanding– as we know dealing with these issues can take a toll on your mental health.
To learn more about your treatment options, contact New You Health and Wellness today and start your road towards recovery.
What causes menstrual cramps?
Your uterus contracts to help expel its lining during your menstrual period. Prostaglandins, which are hormone-like substances involved in pain and inflammation, cause uterine muscle contractions. Menstrual cramps are associated with higher levels of prostaglandins.
According to Mayo Clinic, menstrual cramps can also be brought on by:
Tissue that functions similarly to uterine lining grows outside of the uterus, most commonly on the fallopian tubes, ovaries, or the tissue lining your pelvis.
Fibroids in the uterus
These non cancerous growths in the uterine wall can cause pain and excessive bleeding.
The endometriosis lesions begins to develop into the muscular walls of the uterus.
Inflammation of the cervix
In most cases, sexually transmitted bacteria cause infection of the female reproductive organs, functional medicine interventions can help.
Diet, nutrient deficiencies or less than optimal hormone balance can also contribute to menstrual cramps. Functional medicine can help without drugs.
When should I see a doctor?
It can be difficult to determine whether the pain you’re experiencing during your period is “normal” or a sign of an underlying issue. Remember, common is not normal so if anyone tells you it’s just something you have to put up with, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Many women with menstrual cramps report feeling:
- Severe throbbing or cramping pain in the lower abdominal.
- Pain that begins 1 to 3 days before your period, peaks 24 hours after it begins, and subsides in 2 to 3 days.
- A dull, constant ache.
- Radiating pain in your lower back and thighs.
A good rule of thumb is to see a doctor when your pain becomes so intense that it makes it difficult to function and go about your daily activities. Menstrual cramps should not be so severe that they are incapacitating. And they do not need to be tolerated at all. Masking the pain with medications also can damage your stomach and gut. It’s better to address the underlying cause than masking the pain with medications that aren’t helping you in the long run.
Find relief at New You Health and Wellness
When you visit our Wauwatosa, WI physical therapy and functional medicine clinic, you’ll gain access to scientifically-backed modalities such as Softwave technology, manual therapy, functional medicine protocols and therapeutic exercise/yoga.
Don’t wait to find the relief you deserve. Contact New You Health and Wellness today to reclaim control of your life!
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