In recent years we have seen the emergence of extraordinary products for women's menstrual cycle such as menstrual panties and heating pads.
Many women are prone to experience uncomfortable menstrual cramps, which can occur before, during or after the menstrual period.
Cramps are a pain mostly located in the lower abdomen, which varies in intensity depending on the case. However, cramps can be treated in several ways. One of them is through heat, where heating pads become the protagonist.
Are heating pads really effective in relieving menstrual pain?
Menstrual cramps are a condition that is present in many women during their reproductive years. It is estimated that at least 4 out of 5 women experience pain of varying intensity before, during or after the menstrual cycle.
Prostaglandins are one of the substances responsible for these uncomfortable pains. Its main function is to exert contraction in the smooth muscle. This is essential for expelling all the waste products from the endometrium during the menstrual cycle.
However, some women may have a slightly excessive release of this substance. This results in much more powerful and abrupt contractions.
Heating pads: Benefits of heat therapy for pain relief.
One of the alternatives to relieve menstrual cramps and the pelvic inflammation they cause is through heat therapy. There are multiple benefits that can be obtained.
- Effects on the pain threshold:
Heat has positive effects on the peripheral nervous system. This results in a marked increase in the pain threshold. This gives us a perception that menstrual pain is much milder.
- Relaxation of the uterus:
One of the most noticeable effects generated by heat at the soft tissue level is total relaxation, causing a distension of the tissue fibres. The uterus, being composed of smooth muscle, responds very positively to the stimuli provoked by heat.
- Natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory:
Heat considerably increases the distribution of blood flow to the muscle. This results in better nutrition and oxygenation of the tissues, thus ensuring better recovery. Pain relief and inflammation can therefore be reduced much more quickly.
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If you suffer from intense pain that makes you feel weak and tired, don't worry! Many women suffer from these terrible cramps. Even if they are painful, we should not let them ruin our daily routines.
Always be aware and prepared. Carry a kit with your EcoPads, emergency underwear and leggings and of course a heating pad to make you feel much more comfortable.