The period. The monthly suffering of every woman. For some, it is almost painless, but many women suffer from dysmenorrhoea every month, that is, from pains and cramps during their period. It is probably the most common gynecological problem in teenagers and young women and the most frequent cause of absence from school or work.
Since Hippocrates’ time, many theories have been proposed for the possible causes of dysmenorrhea. The theory which seems to be prevalent today is that the increase in certain substances (prostaglandins) causes uterine contractions and pain. The return of these substances to “normal” levels puts a stop to painful symptoms.
In addition to functional causes, the symptoms may also be due to an anatomic pain-inducing disorder, such as endometriosis, ovarian cyst, fibroidoma, polyps and others.
If the causes of pain are not functional but organic, the treatment should be targeted at the root. In this case, anti-inflammatory painkillers are advantageous as they reduce pain until the “deeper” cause can be addressed.
For example, Nurofen period painkillers, available in pharmacies, in the form of 400 mg soft capsules, can directly and effectively deal with period pains. These capsules take effect within minutes of taking them and the effect can last up for up to eight hours. The active ingredient ibuprofen is a substance that keeps prostaglandin levels low, thus preventing cramps and pain from contracting.
Along with painkillers, here are some methods that can help relieve pain:
- A hot shower: Heat is considered a good way to soothe and relax the uterine muscles. A hot shower is considered a traditional solution to alleviate pain during menstruation.
- Massage: relax your muscles by massaging your stomach
- Sports: gym workout, swimming, walking or cycling
- Complementary therapies: e.g. the use of herbal teas such as raspberry (raspberry) tea leaves or homeopathic remedies
If the above methods fail, then use Nurofen period pain killers. Nurofen period painkillers target the point where the pain is manifested and relieves you instantly and effectively of the pain!
The Nurofen product line is available in all pharmacies, and from Lifepharma, a member of the MSJ Group