PGI study finds home remedies best to combat painful menstruation

Indian Express

Express news service
Dr Aditi Chaudhuri, Dr Amarjeet Singh

Posted: Mon Jun 20 2011, 03:36 hrs

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.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.