Why Women with Dysmenorrhea Vomit

Author: John
Time: 2019/7/20 17:54:47

Dysmenorrhea is something that every woman could experience, but some women experience nausea and vomiting at the same time. So, why can dysmenorrhea cause vomitting? 

Dysmenorrhea is when a female feels pain in the lower abdomen. It can be cold pain, burning or stabbing pain, dull pain or bearing-down pain before or after menstruation. They could also feel breast tenderness, anal pain and chest tightness irritability. Many gynecological diseases can cause dysmenorrhea. Therefore, we do not necessarily need to ignore the dysmenorrhea, especially the hidden reasons behind dysmenorrhea. 

Why Dysmenorrhea lead to Vomitting: 


The increase of prostaglandins in endometrium and blood is the main reason for dysmenorrhea. Prostaglandins excite the uterus, leading to intense muscle contraction, uterine ischemia, hypoxia and pain. When there is a large amounts of prostaglandins enter the bloodstream, it will cause contraction of gastrointestinal muscles, which is why nausea and vomiting occurs, and acompanying with abdominal pain, and other problems during dysmenorrhea. 

What to do with thowing-up caused by dysmenorrhea:

1.Do not eat too sweet or salty food. Because such food will cause gastric distention and slow down gastrointestinal peristalsis, that increases the severity of nausea and vomiting. Try to eat more fruits and vegetables, chicken and fish, and it is best to have more meals a day but less food at each. And no caffeine, avoid nervous tension or too much oil which will stimulate the gastrointestinal tract. 

2. Be sure to keep warm. You may put hot water bags in the abdomen, to help with blood circulation and relax muscles. It is good for a cramped and congested pelvis and reducing vomiting. Dysmenorrhea vomiting appears to be abnormally serious, you need to consult a Gynecologist for the correct use of drugs to alleviate the discomfort.

Food therapy for dysmenorrhea vomiting:


Ingredients: ginger 10g, hawthorn 15g, brown sugar of appropriate amount

Way of cooking: ginger, hawthorn cooked with water, make juice out of them, put brown sugar when it's done,  and take a bowl of it on morning and at evening.

Efficacy: Ginger warms the stomach and relieves cold and vomiting; Hawthorn promotes digesting as an appetizer; Brown sugar activates Qi and blood and helps with blood circulation. All in all, this drink works for women with dysmenorrhea vomiting.

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