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Chocolate can help dysmenorrhea?

Chocolate can help dysmenorrhea?

No - it doesn't: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile ; green tea can dissipate pain. ...Read more

Dr. Kashif Abdullah
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Period Pain (Definition)

Period pain or menstrual cramps are often referred to as dysmenorrhea, while a more accurate translation would be menalgia. Dysmenorrhea is a more encompassing term that not only describes the painful cramping associated with menses, but means that 'something isn't right ...Read more


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Does beer help cure dysmenorrhea?

No, it is best to: Avoid alcohol if you have dysmenorrhea. Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sip chamomile ; green tea. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice reduce the symptoms of dysmenorrhea?

Can cranberry juice reduce the symptoms of dysmenorrhea?

Know of no evidence: for this. Cranberries contain proanthyocyanidins (PACs) which can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's. They are also reported to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & anti-carcinogenic effects. ...Read more

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Most effective approachess to relieve bloating during period!?

Most effective approachess to relieve bloating during period!?

Some options: Bloating prior to or during your period is due to fluid retention & slower digestion (constipation). To decrease bloating avoid salt intake (including prepackaged foods), increase water intake (to flush the body & reduce constipation), consider magnesium or calcium supplements (with your dr’s approval) or otc meds that include a diuretic such as midol. Exercise and birth control pills may help. ...Read more

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Natural ways to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding?

Natural ways to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding?

Heavy menses: There are no natural ways to reduce your period and progrstin creme does not help. Any OB gyn can help, though. ...Read more

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How to reduce or eliminate fatty tumors?

How to reduce or eliminate fatty tumors?

Excision.: The most common type of "fatty tumor" is called a lipoma. These tumors are benign and are often felt / palpated underneath the skin on the trunk and arms / legs. They are generally mobile and soft. Lipomas are not malignant and do not have malignant potential. If a lipoma is concerning or cosmetically unacceptable, the standard treatment is surgical excision. ...Read more

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Food to prevent dysmenourrea

Food to prevent dysmenourrea

Possibly: Poor diet in general has a lot to do with pms etc. Get rid of all the sugar stuff, including sweeteners.It may need supplements. ...Read more

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Does metformin cure secondary dysmenorrhea?

Does metformin cure secondary dysmenorrhea?

No: Metformin does not cure dysmenorrhea but can help if you have PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome which inadvertently might help with some bleeding and pain, but not a cure. ...Read more

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How effective is an endometrial ablation to relieve severe menstrual problems?

Very effective: Endometrial or uterine ablation is up to 90% effective in treating abnormal bleeding depending on the method used. Hta and novasure are the two most effective and common methods. Novasure is slightly quicker and can be scheduled almost any time in your cycle. Hta or genysis hydrothermablation can be performed on differently shaped uteruses with greater safety and with less discomfort. ...Read more

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How is dysmenorrhea treated (chronic & extreme painful periods)?

Check up first: First step is to see a doctor to know why the periods are so painful to better know which treatments will help. Treatment options include birth control pills, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, endometrial ablation, lupron, Depo-Provera provera, laparoscopy, anti prostaglandins (such as Ibuprofen ) or hysterectomy. Work with a doctor to figure out which options are best. ...Read more

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How will smoking, drinking, hormone imbalance, irregular periods and intake of contraceptives affect the treatment for dysmenorrhea?

Several issues: Dysmenorrhea is a common problem for women as they approach menopause. The birth control pill can be very helpful to control this. Women who are in their late 40's are perimenopausal, meaning close to menopause. At this time, your body is more sensitive to poor behaviors such as smoking and alcohol. You will feel best with a healthy diet and exercising, not smoking, and no excessive alcohol. ...Read more

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Can dysmenorrhea cause missed-pregnancy?

Can dysmenorrhea cause missed-pregnancy?

I don't quite know: If i understand your question. Dysmenorrhea is painful menstruation. I am not sure what is meant by a "missed - pregnancy". ...Read more

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Can removing salt from diet reduce symptoms of vascular conditions?

Can removing salt from diet reduce symptoms of vascular conditions?

Vascular conditions: Vascular conditions, aka cardiovascular disease is number one killer. Cancer number 2. Vascular conditions kill by cv events; stroke, heart attack, sudden death, organ failure, hemorrhage. Often no warning, before a cv event. Patients and docs work as a team to diagnose and treat, hopefully before event occurs. Manage hypertension, (low salt helps), control diabetes, lipids, stop nicotine. ...Read more

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Help please! is diet soda including caffeine free a diuretic?

Help please! is diet soda including caffeine free a diuretic?

Nope: The caffeine is your diuretic. Unless you're diabetic, in which case the excess sugar load could also be a diuretic, but in either case, caffeine free diet soda should be about 1:1 for in to out ratio. ...Read more

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Does eliminating stress prevent disease?

Does eliminating stress prevent disease?

Partially: Actually you cannot eliminate stress - but you can reduce the amount of unnecessary stress. As you do you will have reduced chances of most diseases - from diabetes to heart disease, from arthritis to cancer. But it won't prevent all illnesses. Re: stress, see http://drmiller.Com/learningcenter/stressmanagement/ learning to reduce unnecessary stress will reduce illness and increase your happiness. ...Read more

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Does the BCP Aviane cause fibroids and ovarian cysts? Are there non surgical ways to remove fibroids?

Does  the BCP Aviane cause fibroids and ovarian cysts? Are there non surgical ways to remove fibroids?

No and yes: Birth control pills don't cause fibroids. Treatment options include Lupron (leuprolide) (medication which causes temporary menopause to shrink fibroids); hysteroscopy (D&C like procedure to remove small fibroids from uterine cavity); uterine artery embolization (procedure done in x-ray dept. to cut off blood flow to fibroids); myomectomy (surgical removal of fibroids); or hysterectomy (removal of uterus). ...Read more

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What are some ways to eliminate excessive flatulence?

What are some ways to eliminate excessive flatulence?

Depends on the cause: Flatulence can come from too many intestinal bacteria, it can come from undigested fiber, etc. There are many causes. It probably is important to figure out the cause. Cauliflower and cabbage versus beans. These products have undigested parts that the colon bacteria convert into gas. ...Read more

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Can diet modifications help treat regular headaches due to spironolactone? Current dosage of spironolactone- 150mg per day for hormonal acne.

Can diet modifications help treat regular headaches due to spironolactone? Current dosage of spironolactone- 150mg per day for hormonal acne.

Not so much: It depends if your headaches are due to BP decreasing when taking you spironolactone as you are young and likely have low bp. I can't say this for sure without knowing your blood pressure readings. So diet wouldn't help unless you increased you sodium intake to increase you blood pressure, which i would never ever recommend. I would consider discontinuing the your spironolatone if this continued. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but not limited to. Headache, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Excessive Menstrual Cramps (Definition)

there is no objective definition for excessive menstrual cramps, the diagnosis is subjective, based upon what the patient deems is too much for her and can be treated ...Read more