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Researchers Find Treadmill Running To Help Relieve Menstrual Pain

Researchers have recently found a pain reliever for the women suffering from terrible pain and stomach cramps during their monthly cycle. The idea of running on a treadmill may be 3 times a week can prove quite relieving for the women who are in discomfort during their menstrual cramps. The gyming women are quite on a safer side as the gym equipment helps them experience at least 22% less of pain following 6 Months in comparison to the ones who do not exercise. The period pain is commonly known as primary dysmenorrhea and it is known to affect around half of the women from across the globe. The pain is basically caused due to the release of an influx of chemicals named prostaglandins. The current study was conducted by Anglia Ruskin University researchers.

Prostaglandins are the chemicals that trigger the blood vessels present in the uterus to tighten, and thus, prevent oxygen supply to the womb tissue following sudden activation of pain. The exercise can thus help expel out the chemicals and in turn, improve the supply of oxygen-rich blood to the womb tissue in the uterus. The condition can be determined as primary when the pain is persistent in every cycle and is not due to any other disorder. The secondary version of it is defined when the pain is caused due to the conditions in the reproductive organs like endometriosis or fibroids. The women who had their heartbeats rising when on the treadmill showed positive results.

The researchers have found the women using the treadmill to show 6% less pain that too within 4 Weeks. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, University of Otago and Dunedin School of Medicine researchers also found the treadmill experiment to potentially help reduce pain in women. Exercising also was found to help improve the quality of life as well as sleep habits. The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or the Pill is recommended as a treatment. The pain can also be relieved by performing aerobic exercise, improving quality of life, and enhancing daily chores has been proved by this research. Researchers from the Netherlands have found the menstrual pain to cause the women to lose 9 Days of their productivity at work every year. The severity of symptoms during the menstrual cycle has been found to hamper their productivity.

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