Essential Oils for Dysmenorrhea

Essential oils for dysmenorrhea…..There are certain oils that can help with dysmenorrhea. So what is dysmenorrhea?

Dysmenorrhea is pelvic pain during a menstrual period.

There are two types of dysmenorrhea: primary and secondary. No cause can be identified for primary. A cause can be identified for secondary. Seventy five percent of woman have primary.

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More than fifty percent of women may be affected by primary, usually starting during adolescence. The dysmenorrhea is sometimes severe in 5 to 15% of women with primary, interfering with daily activities and resulting in absence from school or work. Primary may become less severe with age or after pregnancy (mine ceased after being pregnant).

In primary dysmenorrhea, the pain occurs only during menstrual cycles in which an egg is released. The theory is that prostaglandins released during menses result in pain. Prostaglandins are hormone-like substances that cause the uterus to contract, reduce the blood supply to the uterus, and increase the sensitivity of nerve endings in the uterus to pain. There are higher levels of prostaglandins in women who have primary.

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Common causes of secondary dysmenorrhea are: endometriosis, fibroids, adenomyosis, pelvic congestion syndrome, and pelvic infection. Menstrual blood through a narrow cervix (cervical stenosis) results in pain for a few women. A narrow cervix may be present at birth. Other causes include, removal of polyps, treatment for precancerous conditions, or cancer of the cervix.

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Abdominal pain due to other disorders may be worse during menses. These disorders include inflammation of the fallopian tube or abnormal bands of fibrous tissue (adhesions) between structures in the abdomen.

Diagnosis is based on symptoms and physical examination.

Essential Oils for Dysmenorrhea:

• Carrot Seed
• Chamomile
• Frankincense
• Green Yarrow
• Krill
• Lovage Leaf
• Parsley Seed
• Peppermint
• Rosemary
• Spike lavender
• Sweet Marjoram
• Tarragon

Check the oil for specifics and safety data.

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