International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023 | Rating: 5.3 / 10

A Literature Review on the Effect of Aerobic Exercise in Primary Dysmenorrhea

Farmi Mehta | Dr. Anjali Suresh [4] | Dr. Swetha Sasidharan [2]

Abstract: Background: Dysmenorrhea is defined as symptoms associated with menstruation, such as abdominal pain, cramping and lumbago, that interfere with daily activity. Primary dysmenorrhea is painful menstrual cramps without any evident pathologyand it occurs in up to 50% of menstruating females and causes significant disruption in quality of life and absenteeism. Objective: To review articles of effect of aerobic exercises in primary dysmenorrhea. Methodology: Online search engines such as Google Scholar, PubMed, and PEDro were searched. Articles from 2012 - 2022 have been included. Result: Out of 21 articles, 1 article shows that Frequency of exercise, Intensity of exercise, time of exercise, and type of exercise (FITT) exercise protocol is effective in reducing pain and intensity of dysmenorrhea.1 article shows that aerobic dance is effective in reducing the symptoms of primary dysmenorrhea and helps to overcome pain alongside stress management.5 articles show that aerobic exercise is effective in physical symptoms and quality of life.1 article shows that high intensity aerobic exercise is effective in reducing pain along with stress management.14 articles show that aerobic exercise is effective in reducing menstrual symptoms. Conclusion: This literature review analysed the effect of aerobic exercise in primary dysmenorrhea. This review used to demonstrate that aerobic exercise can be used to improve quality of life, reducing symptoms of primary dysmenorrhea, duration and intensity of pain. Regular aerobic exercise is more beneficial for primary dysmenorrhea.

Keywords: Aerobic exercises, Primary dysmenorrhea

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,

Pages: 379 - 383

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