📩 25/09/2023 13:40
Liv Hospital Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Op. Dr. Sibel Malkoç gave information about ways to cope with menstrual pain.
Liv Hospital Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Op. Dr. Sibel Malkoç stated that rubbing the lower abdomen with hands and applying heat can be very effective in reducing menstrual pain and said, “When you apply heat, the muscles can relax and reduce the pain. When the pain starts, taking a warm drink can also reduce the pain. Light exercises such as stretching and activities such as walking and yoga may be helpful. Smoking and alcohol can constrict the blood vessels and increase pain. There is information that women who eat greenery have less menstrual pain. “During this period, foods containing iron should be consumed more.” she said.
Mentioning that the perception of pain can be managed to some extent by socializing or engaging in hobbies, Malkoç said, “If menstrual pain is severe and does not respond to diet, nutritional changes, and painkillers, it is necessary to consult a doctor. If the pain is severe even without an anatomical problem, it can be controlled with birth control pills. Starting birth control pills by consulting a doctor can eliminate the pain completely. When you feel the pain starting, lie down. If you are going to take a painkiller, start immediately. Because the most effective time for painkillers is when you take them when the pain begins. "Painkillers taken in the first 3 days of menstruation will provide serious benefits, even if temporary, before the pain subsides." said.