Have you or someone you know has been diagnosed with adenomyosis? Is that time of the month and you feel like thousands of little aliens are ripping out your lady parts, we hear you. Adenomyosis can not only caused severe menstrual cramps, but you can also experience other symptoms such as heavy, prolonged menstrual bleeding and abdominal pressure and bloating.
So what is it exactly? Experts define adenomyosis as a condition in which the inner lining of the uterus (the endometrium) breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus (the myometrium).
Though is a common condition and is considered benign, the frequent pain and heavy bleeding associated with it can have a negative impact on a woman's quality of life. And bad news is that adenomyosis often goes away only after menopause so unfortunately is something many women are gonna have to deal with for years.
However there is some silver lining, before you go taking anti-inflammatory medication or hormonal treatments; there are natural ways you can alleviate your pain with. All you'll be needing is a heating pad or you could also make your own heat compress at home.
Why this works? A heat compress may enhance the blood flow to the pelvic area and help relieve the building pressure and pain in the uterus.
Heat is one of the best home remedies you have at your disposal. Heat can relax the pelvic muscles, which can reduce cramping and pain. You can use warm baths, hot water bottles, or heating pads to treat cramping effectively. Just think of it as with every muscle in your body when it aches and you put heat on it.
Also and very important, every women's body is different so you really need to hear your body, educate yourself as much as you can and chose the best option for you.
Place a heating pad on your lower abdomen.
Leave it on for 5 minutes. Remove and repeat thrice.