Stomach Pain Every First Day Of Menstruation?
Hello, why does my stomach ache on the first day of every menstruation? What does that have to do because I like to eat spicy and drink cold?
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Basically when a woman experiences menstruation, the uterus will release a substance called prostaglandin. This prostaglandin will cause contractions in the uterine muscles and these contractions often cause pain in the lower abdomen when a woman experiences menstruation (especially in the first 1-3 days of menstruation). The severity of pain can vary in each woman, there are only mild pain, but there are also those who feel pain so great that they can not move as usual. In addition to causing abdominal pain, prostaglandins can also cause other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, back and waist pain during menstruation.
If indeed the pain you feel is only mild (does not interfere with your daily activities), only occurs on the first day of your menstruation, then there is nothing you need to worry about. This is perfectly normal and is not affected by spicy eating habits and drinking cold drinks.
The following are some things that are known to reduce menstrual pain:
Regular exercise every day (not only during menstruation) sleep and adequate rest (sleep at least 7-9 hours a day) avoid caffeine consumption during menstruation avoid cigarettes and alcohol. your lower abdomen with warm compresses.
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