About Period Pain
What is Period Pain?
Period Pain is the most common type of menstrual disorder.1 Period Pain has no evident cause but can cause considerable disruption in the quality of life of women sometimes forcing them to stay at home from school or work during their period.10
Periodically (usually every 28 days), in non pregnant women, the surface of the uterus is shed, so that during the next cycle a new lining can be produced. The old tissue is removed by regular contractions of the uterus. These contractions are induced by the release of prostaglandins, which also causes the pain during the period.1
What can I do to prevent a period pain?
Buplex can be taken as effective pain relief against your period pain.4 Since period pain is most likely caused by uterine contractions10, anything that helps you to relax the muscles around that area could help to reduce your period pain. There are also a number of simple things you can do to relieve your period pain:
- It has been shown that heat in the lower abdominal area can help in reducing the symptoms of period pain11 , for this reason a hot water bottle or applying a heat wrap 12 should help relieve your pain.
- Drinking rose tea is a simple treatment for period pain.13
- Exercise is commonly recommended as a remedy for symptoms of period pain.14
- Alternative medicine such as Acupuncture may help relieve your pain.15
- 1 British Medical Association, A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia
- 4 Buplex 200 mg & 400 mg SmPC
- 10 Dawood MY., Primary dysmenorrhea: advances in pathogenesis and management. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Aug; 108(2): 428-41.
- 11 Hosono et a., Effects of a heat- and steam-generating sheet on relieving symptoms of primary dysmenorrhea in young women. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2010; 36(4): 818-24.
- 12 Akin M, Price W, Rodriguez G Jr, Erasala G, Hurley G, Smith RP.Continuous, lo-level, tropical heat wrap therapy as compared to acetaminophen for primary dysmenorrhea.J Reprod Med. 2004 Sep;49(9):739-45.
- 13 Tseng YF, Chen CH, Yang YH.Rose tea for relief of primary dysmenorrhea in adolescents;a randomised controlled trial in taiwan Midwifery Womens Health. 2005 Sep-Oct;50(5):e51-7
- 14 Jahromi MK, Gaeini A, Rahimi Z. Influence of a physical fitness course on menstrual cycle characteristics. Gynecol Endocrinol.2008 Nov; 24(11):659-62.
- 15 Witt CM et al, Acupuncture in patients with dysmenorrhea: a randomized study on clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in usual care. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Feb;198(2):166.e1-8.