Showing posts with label Women Health Education. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Women Health Education. Show all posts


women health educationIn our previous article we discussed about what is Dysmenorrhea and various Symptoms of Dysmenorrhea. If you want to check out that article on women health Education on Dysmenorrhea you can CLICK HERE. Now in this Medical Health education article on Women Health we provide the various health caring tips and various medical treatments to overcome these health problems.
Treatment of dysmenorrhea is very important as it can lead to many complications. Treatment & management of primary & secondary dysmenorrhea is different as the causes of both types are also different. Treatment of both types of dysmenorrhea is mainly divided into three types which are as follows:
MEDICAL MANAGEMENT: Medical management means to treat with the help of medications here no surgical procedure is performed. This type of surgery is mainly preferred for the primary dysmenorrhea. The various medical interventions to treat dysmenorrhea are as follows:
NSAIDs: Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are common & effective drug used to treat the primary dysmenorrhea. These are mainly used to relieve the pain. The most common drugs are ibuprofen, Naproxen, Acetyl Salicylic Acid (ASA).
Hormonal contraceptives: oral contraceptives such as combined oral contraceptive pills are also used to treat the dysmenorrhea. Others contraceptives such as Depo-Provera, hormone containing intrauterine devices are also used.
Anti emetic drugs: these drugs are given to control the nausea & vomiting.
SURGICAL MANAGEMENT:  This type of treatment is mostly preferred for the secondary dysmenorrhea. The treatment of secondary dysmenorrhea depends upon the underlying disease condition. The various surgical interventions to treat the dysmenorrhea are:
  • Nerve ablation
  • Presacral neurectomy
  • Surgical fibroid removal
OTHERS: Except medical & surgical treatment there are various other treatments which are based upon the natural & psychological factors which affect the pain stimulation. These are as follows:
Exercise: exercising during menses can reduce the pain level because by exercising mainly the pelvic exercises there is increased blood supply to the uterine muscle which can automatically reduce the pain level.
Heat therapy: applying heat pads to the lower abdomen can help in relieving pain as this also improves the blood circulation to the uterine muscles.
Dietary modifications: taking vitamin B1, B12, Thiamine, vitamin E can help in reducing the pain Level to some extent. Increasing the magnesium supplements & the carbohydrate level can relieve the pain level.
Relaxation therapy: relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation, listening soft music can help in reducing the pain level.
Acupuncture: this technique helps in exciting receptors or nerve fibres, & also blocks the pain channels & thus relieving the pain.
To control the pain level & further increase in the pain level, one should have the knowledge that how to prevent these conditions & their management by themselves at their own home setting. Here are some health tips by using them you can control the symptoms of dysmenorrhea. These are as follows:
1). Apply a heating pad to your lower abdomen as soon as you start feeling pain or as soon as the menses start, but never fall asleep as there can be the burning chances. These heating pads should be applied three to four times during day time.
2). Do light exercises such as walking, running or mainly the pelvic floor exercises which can increase the blood supply to the uterine muscles & relieve the pain level.
3). Do the light circular massage to lower abdomen with your finger tips as this will also helps in improving the blood supply.
4). Drink warm beverages to reduce the pain level.
5). Eat light & frequent meals to prevent the nausea & vomiting.
6). Have diet rich in Complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables but should be low in salt, sugar, alcohol & caffeine.
7). Take warm shower or bath to improve the blood circulation.
8). Keep your legs raised while lying down & lie on one side with the knees bend.
9). Do the relaxation techniques such as yoga, listening soft music, guided imagery etc. to divert your mind.
10). Regularly do the pelvic rocking exercises as the menses start up-to the last day of menses.
11). Keep yourself stress & tension free as the tension & stress can lead to increase production of prostaglandins which increase the pain level.
12). Take diet rich in carbohydrates, vitamin B1, B12, Thiamine, vitamin E & magnesium.
13). Take the NSAIDs (non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs) two or three days before starting the regular cycle.
14). Weight can also be a possible cause of dysmenorrhea so if you have all the sign & symptoms of dysmenorrhea then try to lose your weight by regular exercises, diet control & behavior modifications.
15). Keep & maintain menstrual hygiene by changing your undergarments daily & thoroughly wash & dry them in sun. Frequently change your pad as per need.
16). If by following all these methods your dysmenorrhea symptoms do not relieved then you should consult a doctor to rule out the presence of secondary dysmenorrhea.
These are some very basic health tips that a women should know to take care of herself… Have a Healthy Life ahead……


Women are having many Health problems than men. WOMEN HEALTH EDUCATIONThey are having additional problems related to their menstrual cycle, pregnancy, post partum period (after delivery) & many more other systems which differentiate their problems from the men. It is very important for the women to have knowledge regarding these health problems & their prevention & management. Making a woman knowledgeable regarding her health can benefit the whole family. The awareness of own health can benefit a woman to perform her roles & responsibilities more efficiently & smoothly. Here in this article of women health care education we are discussing different problems related to menstrual cycle (menses) like Dysmenorrheal (painful menses), menstrual hygiene, amenorrhea (absence of menses), menorrhagia (excessive bleeding), metrorrhagia (irregular bleeding) & menopause (cessation of menses).
DYSMENORRHEA: Dysmenorrhea is menstrual pain means the pain which occurs during menses, it is normal for most of the women to have mild pain during menses but some of the women have severe type of pain, here the most important thing is that this pain interferes with the normal daily life activities means these pains decrease the daily life activities efficiency by interfering with them. As by splitting the word Dysmenorrhea we can come to know the meaning that is dys + menorrhea, dys means difficult & menorrhea means menses so in simple terms it is difficult menses.
Definition of Dysmenorrhea: “Dysmenorrhea is a medical condition characterized by the pain during menses which is of severe type & interferes with normal daily life activities.”
1). PRIMARY DYSMENORRHEA: Primary Dysmenorrhea is the painful menstruation without any pelvic pathology means in this type woman is not having any gynecological problem (any reproductive tract problem). This is the most common type of dysmenorrhea which affects many women. It is characterized by pain that begins before or after the initiation of menstrual flow & continues for 48 to 72 hours. As women become older, primary dysmenorrhea decreases & resolves after child birth.
2). SECONDARY DYSMENORRHEA: Secondary dysmenorrhea is the menstrual pain that is because of some kind of pelvic/gynecological problem or disease such as endometriosis, gynecological tumor or Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. In this type pain starts several days before menses & prolonged to more days as compared to primary dysmenorrhea.
The causes of dysmenorrhea are different for the primary & secondary type of dysmenorrhea.
CAUSES FOR PRIMARY DYSMENORRHEA: The main cause of primary type of dysmenorrhea is excessive production of prostaglandin hormone that is responsible for causing the uterine contractions during menstruations & because of these uterine contractions, blood vassals constrict & there will be low blood supply to uterine muscles means low oxygen supply to muscles as blood is carrying the oxygen to the different organs as a result of this there will be vasospasm of uterine vassals as well as the ischemia of the uterine muscles which cause the pain called as primary dysmenorrhea. Anxiety, stress or tensions are also contributing factors for the development of primary dysmenorrhea.
CAUSES FOR SECONDARY DYSMENORRHEA: The cause of secondary dysmenorrhea is the presence of other pelvic pathological conditions such as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, endometriosis, tumors, uterine fibroids or the use of any Intra Uterine Device (IUD) as a contraceptive method. This type can be treated with medications as it is not auto resolved.
1). PAIN: Pain is the main symptom of dysmenorrhea. It occurs in the lower abdomen during menstruation, may be felt in your hips or lower back. The pain usually starts before the onset (start) of menses or during the menses & continue to 24 to 72 hours, firstly its intensity increases during first 24 hours & then the pain subside (decrease) during second or third day. The pain can be spasmodic means sharp pelvic pain or can be dull pain.
2). Nausea & vomiting
3). Constipation or diarrhea
4). Felling of fullness of abdomen
5). Headache
6). Dizziness
7). Hypersensitivity to sound, smell & touch
8). Fainting
9). Fatigue
How the doctors or any woman can identify that woman having dysmenorrhea, this is very simple to diagnose the dysmenorrhea by following these examinations:
Medical history: if any woman having the above sign & symptoms which interfere with the daily life activities then she is said to be having dysmenorrhea.
Pelvic examination: pelvis examination that can be internal or external is performed to rule out any pelvic inflammatory disease, any strictures, any polyp etc. internal pelvic examination is done by introducing the fingers into the vagina only after taking the consent from the client. Speculum examinations & PAP smear tests are done to rule out any pathological condition.
Gynaecological ultrasound: this can be performed to rule out any structure abnormality
Laparoscopy: this is done to directly observe the pelvic organs for any structural abnormality.
In the Next article of Women Health Care we will discussed various Treatment methods and Health Care tips for Dysmenorrhea.
CLICK HERE to check out the “Various Health Tips and Treatment Methods of Dysmenorrhea”. (The Link will be active on the Next Day)

WOMEN HEALTH EDUCATION ON MENOPAUSE - How homeopathy helps in menopause?

Medical Health Education on Women Health

How homeopathy helps in menopause?

Menopause Means when the Menses (period) of a Women Stopped suddenly…

Health education on MenopauseTHERE is often a fear in the minds of women about menopause. Many misconceptions are prevalent about this natural event in the life of a woman. It is important to understand what menopause is and why it happens. The literal meaning of the word is pause or cessation of menses. Menopause is a natural, physiological and perfectly normal event in a woman's life, so there is no need to worry because It is not a disease. It just signals the end of the fertile period in a woman. It usually happens in the early fifties to early sixties but some women may experience it earlier too.
The process: The ovaries contain millions of eggs at the time of birth. These eggs die as the age progresses. Only a fraction of these eggs remain when a woman reaches her fifties(50 Years). Moreover, the ovaries become resistant to the effect of the Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), the hormone responsible for the occurrence of ovulation. The hormone oestrogen that is produced primarily by the ovaries has many roles in the functioning of blood vessels, the heart, the breasts and the uterus. At the time of menopause the ovaries stop the producing oestrogen. Reduction in the oestrogen levels in the body is responsible for a large number of symptoms that occur during and after menopause.

The most common symptoms are mood swings, hot flashes, palpitation and anxiety, bouts of perspiration, headache, sleeplessness and irritability. Most of these symptoms occur because of the deficiency of oestrogen. Oestrogen is known to protect the body from coronary artery disease and brain strokes. That is why the incidence of heart disease and brain stroke is less in premenopausal women as compared to men. After menopause this protection is lost and the incidence of these diseases increases in women manifold. Bone density is also reduced much faster after menopause in women vis-à-vis men of a similar age and osteoporosis becomes more common. Lining of the vaginal wall atrophies and the mucous production is reduced causing dryness in the vagina. This leads to pain during intercourse and also frequent infections.
Diet and supplement Soya products have been found to alleviate heat flashes and perspiration as it contains high levels of phytoestrogen, also known as 'plant oestrogen'. To pre-vent loss in bone density, calcium intake, whether in form of diet as found in milk and yoghurt, or as supplements, is helpful.

Role of homoeopathy
Homoeopathic medicines are made from highly-diluted natural substances. These do not contain any synthetic hormones and are perfectly safe for the treatment of symptoms associated with menopause. Homoeopathic medicines like Lachesis, Sepia, Sulphur and Pulsatilla are often used for the treatment of the symptoms being experienced by menopausal women. These medicines are highly effective in curing all problems that occur during the menopausal period. It is pertinent to mention here that all medicines mentioned above need the expert supervision of an experienced doctor and do not afford any chance of self medication.
For more article on various Health tips on women health as well as on Men health continue your visit with Tricky Health……
By: Dr. Harsh Sharma
Sources: News Paper and books.