Period Pain Relief Treatment

What is period pain?

Period pain occurs as part of your menstrual cycle, caused by the chemicals called prostaglandins, released by the body to encourage the womb to contract more to help remove the thickened lining of the womb. These contractions are usually felt as painful muscle cramps in the tummy, which can spread to the back and thighs.

These cramps range from mild to moderate, to severe where the pain can stop you from daily tasks. If your periods are extreme and unbearable, don’t ignore it. Please speak with your GP to investigate it further.  Some period pain can be caused by an underling medical condition which is why it’s important not to ignore it.

Period Pain Symptoms

Usually, women will feel cramps and pain in the lower abdomen, this is normally mild and manageable and should not stop you from living your everyday life.

Other symptoms include:

  • Pain in the hips, lower back or thighs
  • Nausea
  • Loose stools
  • Vomiting
  • Headaches

Period pain can start before you are about to start your period, and can feel more intense when the bleeding is at its heaviest. It can last 48-72 hours but can be longer.

Period Pain Relief:

Day Lewis Pharmacy has a number of options to relieve period pain and ease cramps during heavy menstruation. Pop into your local Day Lewis Pharmacy for some advice, we have consultation rooms if you wish to speak in private.

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