How to relieve dysmenorrhea? It is suggested that women eat more vegetarian food during menstruation. Studies have found that vegetarianism can help relieve dysmenorrhea. Even if you don't eat whole vegetable and supplement soybean or protein powder every day, you can also improve premenstrual syndrome and dysmenorrhea.
Many female friends have lower abdominal pain when their holidays come. In order to relieve dysmenorrhea, all kinds of methods have been tried, such as eating chocolate, drinking sugar water, warming abdomen with warm water bag, and some people even taking painkillers. The effect may vary from person to person. Studies have found that vegetarianism can help relieve dysmenorrhea. Even if you don't eat whole vegetable and supplement soybean or protein powder every day, you can also improve premenstrual syndrome and dysmenorrhea.
Women usually eat more vegetarian can relieve dysmenorrhea
According to a study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 30 women with severe dysmenorrhea were given 'low-fat vegetarian' diet therapy. After two menstrual cycles, it was found that not only the degree of pain was alleviated, but also the symptoms of premenstrual symptoms such as anxiety, nausea and abdominal distension were alleviated. The average time of dysmenorrhea was reduced from seven days to four days, which showed that a light vegetarian diet was helpful to relieve dysmenorrhea Women with dysmenorrhea do help.
According to obstetrics and Gynecology experts, dysmenorrhea is due to the menstrual cycle, endometrial exfoliation, a large number of secreted substances lead to uterine muscle contraction and ischemia. Dysmenorrhea without definite cause is called primary dysmenorrhea, which is very common. More than 50% of women may be affected by dysmenorrhea, and about 5% - 15% of women are more serious. Dysmenorrhea usually begins in puberty, serious enough to interfere with normal life, with age or after childbirth, primary dysmenorrhea will gradually reduce. Secondary dysmenorrhea is less common, accounting for about 1 / 4 of dysmenorrhea women. Other factors, such as retroversion of the uterus, lack of exercise, mental tension and stress, may aggravate the pain. And one of the most common causes of secondary dysmenorrhea is endometritis, in addition to uterine fibroids, salpingitis and pelvic inflammatory disease can also cause abdominal pain, to the menstrual period may aggravate. Dysmenorrhea is not only lower abdominal pain, but also low back and thigh, sometimes spasmodic pain, sometimes persistent dull pain, and often accompanied by headache, nausea, constipation, diarrhea and frequent urination, urgency and so on. At this time, if you can actively rest and sleep, regular exercise and adjust diet, it will help to alleviate the symptoms of dysmenorrhea. Studies have found that vegetables, beans and other low-fat diet, can change the body's regulation of sex hormone binding globulin, thereby reducing the synthesis of substances causing dysmenorrhea. Soybean, in particular, is rich in phytoestrogens, which has the most significant effect in inhibiting dysmenorrhea. Studies have also found that unsaturated fatty acids can inhibit the secretion of estrogen, reduce the degree of dysmenorrhea, and unsaturated fatty acids exist in plant fat, so vegetarian can achieve the purpose of inhibiting dysmenorrhea.
In addition, unsaturated fatty acids in vegetables, fruits and beans are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory and analgesic functions. However, omega-6 fatty acids in general animal fats and fried foods produce painful substances. Therefore, eating a vegetarian diet can indeed reduce the pain factors in the body. Some will produce flatulent food, menstrual period should try to eat less, such as watermelon, onion, carrots, etc., will make gastrointestinal peristalsis speed up, drive uterine contraction; too much salt content of food will lead to cell edema, will also make dysmenorrhea worse. Alcohol will accelerate the loss of vitamin B and minerals, cause fatigue, decreased resistance, easy to induce premenstrual syndrome, this kind of food in the week before menstruation, should try to avoid eating.