Can childbirth cure dysmenorrhea? The doctor said so!

Dysmenorrhea, for many women, is a very familiar thing, almost every month they experience so many days of pain to “doubt life”. Many elderly people say that after giving birth, the dysmenorrhea will go away. Is this true? Recently, Li Yao, director of the Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Women and Children in Futian, introduced that primary dysmenorrhea caused by specific reasons can be relieved by having a child. However, the causes of primary dysmenorrhea are various and cannot be generalized. painful.

Why do menstrual cramps occur? Li Yao said that the causes of dysmenorrhea are mainly divided into two categories. One type is primary dysmenorrhea. Menstruation is caused by the periodic shedding and bleeding of the endometrium. During the shedding process, prostaglandins are released to contract the smooth muscle of the uterus and help the discharge of menstrual blood. But if the secretion is too much, the uterine contraction is too strong, it will cause muscle spasm and dysmenorrhea. Dysmenorrhea caused by this reason is medically called primary dysmenorrhea. The vast majority of dysmenorrhea belongs to primary dysmenorrhea, which has nothing to do with disease and has no organic lesions of reproductive organs. One is secondary dysmenorrhea, dysmenorrhea caused by organic lesions in the pelvis, such as endometriosis, adenomyosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, uterine fibroids, etc., may cause dysmenorrhea. In addition, dysmenorrhea may also be related to genetic factors, unhealthy lifestyles such as lack of exercise, excessive consumption of raw and cold foods, and mental stress.

So, can having a baby cure dysmenorrhea? Li Yao said, indeed, some female friends no longer have dysmenorrhea after giving birth. This is because her dysmenorrhea is due to cervical stenosis and excessive anteversion/retroversion of the uterus, which is a primary type of dysmenorrhea. “This is the same as traffic jams, because the uterus is located at the back or the cervical canal is too narrow, and the menstrual blood contains a large piece of endometrium, which accumulates in the narrow cervical opening during the process of menstrual blood discharge, resulting in poor menstrual blood drainage. , causing dysmenorrhea. If she gave birth naturally, vaginally, during the process of giving birth, the baby will widen her cervical canal, the road will be smooth, and there will be no pain.” Li Yao It is said that having a child can relieve only the primary dysmenorrhea caused by the above-mentioned reasons, but the causes of primary dysmenorrhea are various and cannot be generalized. Most of the children will still be in pain after giving birth.

Li Yao said that in the view of traditional Chinese medicine, dysmenorrhea is mostly related to exogenous wind-cold or excessive eating cold during menstruation, physical depression or emotional injury, or loss of liver and kidney, lack of qi and blood, and dystrophy of cell and vein. The following Chinese medicine diets can relieve dysmenorrhea and help relieve dysmenorrhea.

01 Xuanhu motherwort boiled eggs

Ingredients: 20 grams of Xuanhu, 20-30 grams of motherwort, 2 eggs

Preparation method: add water and boil the above materials together, remove the shells after the eggs are cooked, put them back into the pot and cook, remove the medicinal residues for about 20 minutes, and drink the soup to eat the eggs.

Dosage: It is recommended to take once a day 7 days before menstruation.

Efficacy: It has the effect of clearing the meridian, relieving pain, promoting qi and promoting blood circulation.

02 Xiong Ai Egg Soup

Ingredients: 9 grams of Chuanxiong, 4 grams of Artemisia argyi, 2 eggs, appropriate amount of rice wine.

Preparation method: boil eggs, chuanxiong, and mugwort leaves together, remove the shells after the eggs are cooked, put them back into the pot, simmer for about 10 minutes, add an appropriate amount of rice wine, remove the dregs and drink the soup to eat the eggs.

Dosage: It is recommended to take once a day 7 days before menstruation.

Efficacy: It has the effect of promoting blood circulation, dissipating blood stasis and relieving pain.

03 Guixiong Ginger Mutton Soup

Ingredients: 10 grams of Angelica, 10 grams of Chuanxiong, 5-6 slices of ginger, 500 grams of mutton.

Preparation method: remove the membrane from the mutton, put it in a pot of boiling water to blanch to remove the blood, cut it into strips, put the mutton pieces, ginger (sliced), angelica and chuanxiong into a casserole, add appropriate amount of water, boil over high heat, and remove the floating Foam, and then simmer for about 1 hour until the mutton is cooked.

Dosage: It is recommended to take once every two days for 7 days before menstruation.

Efficacy: It has the functions of warming the palace and nourishing blood, regulating meridians and relieving pain.

04 Aiye Brown Sugar Drink

Ingredients: 6 grams of mugwort leaves, 15 grams of brown sugar.

Method of preparation: Decoction the leaves of mugwort in water to remove the residue, and add brown sugar.

Dosage: It is recommended to take once a day 7 days before menstruation, and it can be continued when menstrual pain occurs.

Efficacy: It has the effect of promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis, warming the meridian and relieving pain.

05 Astragalus black chicken soup

Ingredients: 250 grams of silky chicken, 20 grams of astragalus.

Preparation method: Wash the black-bone chicken, remove the internal organs and cut into pieces, wash the astragalus, put them in a casserole together, add an appropriate amount of water, bring to a boil over high heat, and then simmer slowly, cook until cooked and seasoned before serving.

Dosage: It is recommended to take once a day 7 days before menstruation.

Efficacy: It has the effect of nourishing qi, nourishing blood and relieving pain.

In addition, traditional Chinese medicine has its own unique features in the treatment of dysmenorrhea, and the methods are diverse and the effect is remarkable. It can also be treated by external treatment methods according to the patient’s syndrome differentiation, such as acupuncture therapy, traditional Chinese medicine hot ironing, moxibustion, ear acupoint pressing beans, traditional Chinese medicine foot bath, etc. These external treatment methods can be used before or after menstruation to help dysmenorrhea. treat.

Li Yao reminded that the above methods are suitable for primary dysmenorrhea, and small partners who have secondary dysmenorrhea caused by organic lesions need to follow the doctor’s advice and undergo surgical treatment if necessary. She emphasized that when women have dysmenorrhea, they should first go to a regular hospital for treatment, clarify the cause of dysmenorrhea, and then treat symptomatically. In addition, doing the following two points can also help relieve dysmenorrhea.

✎ Relax and don’t be anxious. Many women get anxious before their period, and as a result, the bad mood exacerbates the dysmenorrhea. To moderately relax and treat it calmly, you can use work or other recreational activities to divert your attention, which can relieve dysmenorrhea to a certain extent.

✎ Develop healthy eating and resting habits. Avoid staying up late, maintain a reasonable nutritional intake, and try to avoid cold and spicy foods before and after menstruation.

Reporter: Yan Shanshan

Correspondent: Feng Zongli and Qiu Shuying

Editor: Fan Shaohua