The next time you are tempted to pop a pill during your monthly cycle, think again. For even the doctors at PGI have established, through a study, that home remedies are the best for overcoming pain than popping painkillers.
In spite of the frequency and severity of dysmenorrhoea, most women do not seek medical treatment for this condition as they lack knowledge of and experience with effective treatment. The prevalence of the menstrual pain varies from 50-90 percent.
A study was done by Dr Aditi Chaudhuri, Dr Amarjeet Singh of the department of community medicine along with Dr L K Dhaliwal, professor and head of the gynaecology department, PGI. The research was carried out to assess the prevalence of primary dysmenorrhoea and to measure the effect of exercise and hot water bottle on the occurrence and severity of primary dysmenorrhoea among the school girls of Chandigarh.