Pain is quite universal and it is hard to find any adult without pain. However, it is seen that women are special favorites of the problem called pain, especially when they are between 18 and 35. During this age, women undergo a lot of hormonal changes in their body, due to menstruation and pregnancy, and also perimenopause. All these conditions inevitably bring pain in their package. There are lots of synthetic drugs for pain relief, but if these painful conditions are treated naturally, the effect is long-lasting and even permanent. It is therefore very important to go for holistic pain management for the women in this age group.
Pre Menstrual Syndrome
This condition which grabs almost all women undergoing menstruation contains a wide range of symptoms, but the most prevalent symptom is pain. Pain can be in any organ, such as head, abdomen, back and even knees. Though a variety of factors are responsible for PMS the underlying culprit is hormonal disturbance. Therefore if hormones (estrogen, progesterone, FSH and LH) are balanced, you can win over this condition to a large extent.
If you want to do it holistically, you should first change your eating habits. You should include saturated and monounsaturated fats (coconut oil, olive oil, real butter and animal fats like lard and tallow), cold water fish, seafood, nuts and seeds in your diet, and avoid vegetable oils like canola oil, peanut oil, soybean oil, etc.
I know that staying away from chemicals in today’s age is very difficult because every now and then we need them – for cleaning purposes and even for eating. Try to minimize their use. Processed foods, foods grown with chemical fertilizers and spread with pesticides and insecticides, plastic items, soaps, detergents, phenyls, and lots of other products have become an essential part of our lifestyle. All these are toxic and change our hormonal structure, which in turn cause pain and other symptoms. Eat organically grown food and use herbal cleaning products.
Stay Away from Inflammatory Foods
Vegetable oils, grains and dairy are all inflammatory foods i.e. they cause inflammation and pain in the body and can worsen hormonal disturbance. The level of harm they cause can vary from person to person; but doctors experience a lot of relief in patients by prescribing a dairy-free and grain-free diet.
Sleep: It’s a no-brainer that you should take adequate sleep; if you are not getting it, your hormonal balance is bound to be disturbed.
Exercise: Exercise is good. But overly exercise can actually be bad for your pain. So, go for more relaxing exercises like walking, yoga, swimming, etc, rather than cardio and jogging.
Natural Menstruation Aids: Switching to natural menstruation aids like cloth pads do relieve menstrual pain. Many women cannot actually stand chemicals in tampons. Natural options are free from chemicals.
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