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Periods are a blessing, but dysmenorrhea is not! Therefore, let's discuss periods and painful cramps because many women face a real problem that deserves more awareness: DYSMENORRHEA!

Have you ever noticed that women experience sporadic bouts of lethargy and low energy? It turns out that these changes in productivity levels may be related to their menstrual cycle and hormonal changes. The menstrual cycle can have an impact on their productivity, but there are many ways to find a balanced productivity flow by working with the periods rather than against them. In this world of women's empowerment and equality, there are still some internal obstacles that women face in their work, social, and period days. During menstruation, energy, focus, and productivity levels are at their lowest, and if one has Dysmenorrhea, there is an internal war going on between life and death, not a real one, albeit a painful one in the body. Down is a simple guide for you in Dysmenorrhea, about The Untold Period of Pain.

Have you ever wondered what Dysmenorrhea is and how it is killing women's productivity? Dysmenorrhea is best described as dramatic, severe, and frequent menstrual cramps, as well as pain experienced by a small number of women during their periods. Women experience painful menstrual periods caused by uterine contractions, with pain ranging from mild to severe in the abdominal area, back, thigh, or other body parts. The pain usually starts one or two days before the period dates or when the bleeding begins. The pain can then last anywhere from 12 to 72 hours, and the women may experience other health issues such as nausea and vomiting, physical discomfort, fatigue, and even diarrhea. Not only is it a gynecological disorder that affects working women, but it also affects teenagers, with one in every four facing severe pain with their periods, which can interfere with studies, exams, sports activities, work-life, and much more. Furthermore, nearly 5% to 10% of women experience pain severe enough to disrupt their normal working lives. 

Dysmenorrhea, moreover, falls into two categories based on the cause of any other disease:
primary or secondary. Primary dysmenorrhea refers to common menstrual cramps that reoccur with each period and is not caused by other serious diseases. It is characterized by abnormal uterine contractions caused by a chemical imbalance in the body. Menstrual cramps occur when a chemical called prostaglandin contracts the uterus and the muscular organ, where a baby grows throughout the menstrual cycle. When the uterus contracts too tightly, it can squeeze against nearby blood vessels, cutting off the oxygen supply to muscle tissue, resulting in severe pain and other symptoms. Whereas, women with secondary dysmenorrhea have painful periods as a result of a disorder or an infection in the female reproductive organs. Secondary dysmenorrhea pain usually starts earlier in the menstrual cycle and lasts longer than regular menstrual cramps. Therefore, Dysmenorrhea, which is most common in women between the ages of 18 and 24, is the next unaddressed major issue in women's health and periods. Bad cramps prevent some women from working or attending school by keeping us, the women, at home silently suffering the painful battles going on inside the body. Furthermore, dysmenorrhea can lead to poor academic and social performance, as well as short-term school absenteeism in adolescent girls. Furthermore, dysmenorrhea has an economic impact because it reduces work productivity. When menstruation occurs, women may also miss some of their most important days.

Moreover, “how do you explain dysmenorrhea and painful cramps to your boss and colleagues?” is the next big question that demands a clear answer and no social awkwardness in other places like school, home, and work. Because putting on your bravest face and most easygoing professional mode when your lower abdomen is a churning hot spot of pain during the period cycle is simply not acceptable! Furthermore, menstrual cramps are nothing short of a nightmare. However the answer to this question is also a no-brainer: if menstruation is normal, so is the pain associated with it. Also, Dysmenorrhea is a medical term with a medical explanation.

Females get cramps, but you don't have to suffer in silence. Speaking up is the best thing a person can do for herself and society. Because there are loads of women who suffer from this and later dismiss it as a one-day per month occurrence. No, it's something bigger, so determining the root cause is important, as is finding solutions. In addition, raising public awareness about this little-discussed public interest topic is essential for assisting women in getting adequate rest and recovery to increase productivity. Also, every month, one can track her periods and create a comprehensive report to be prepared for every work and decision beforehand.

If you see someone dealing with Dysmenorrhea, it is advised to be patient with her and doesn't blame her irritability on her period, instead try to understand what she is going through. Menstrual cramps, or Dysmenorrhea as it's technically known, have finally been declared as painful as a heart attack. So be gentle with her and give her the space and time she needs to recover so she can shine brightly like a diamond again. Nevertheless, there are gratefully some techniques for making painful periods less painful. If one experiences painful periods, she can either speak with a gynecologist and take the medication under the doctor's advice or can try some natural alternative therapies that may help.

Resting when needed and applying a heating pad or hot water bottle to the lower back or abdomen can provide the best relief. A light massage of the lower back can also provide temporary relief. It is also beneficial to practice Yoga, acupuncture, and breathing exercises to increase the oxygen supply to the body. A balanced diet and regular exercise, on the other hand, may help to reduce the severity of cramps. However, people need to understand and accept that menstruation, along with dysmenorrhea and cramps, that it is not easy. There are numerous issues that a woman faces while menstruating, and it is difficult to remain normal throughout that time. Additionally, women can bleed for a week straight without dying. Lastly, periods are natural, and we as women are capable of facing them, so yes, I want to raise public awareness of this serious women's public health issue to break all period-related taboos to let women feel comfortable and confident in society every day!

The red stains and the discomfort the dysmenorrhea cause should be discussed more openly in society to normalize periods, women's freedom to bleed with freedom, and break the silence with no shame periods! Discrimination against menstruating women is quite common around the world, where periods have a long way to go, but I believe that a day will come when all of this will be normal and women will be treated with the same value, and respect, time, and opportunities as everyone else.

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