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Understanding Painful Periods (Dysmenorrhoea) E-book

Understanding Painful Periods (Dysmenorrhoea) E-book
"It is estimated that between 50 and 70 percent of women endure some degree of period pain and cramping. Of those, approximately 10 percent experience contractions so extreme that they are one and a half times more powerful than labour pains.

How painful is painful?
"Every month many women suffer from pain around the time of their periods. For some women the pain can be so debilitating that they are forced to take time off work or can only get through their periods by dosing themselves with painkillers. Pain is normally considered to be a message from your body, telling you that something is wrong and that an investigation is in order. However, painful periods are viewed somewhat differently by the medical profession and the many women who suffer from them and are advised to take a painkiller and to get on with it.
"Every one of us has a different pain threshold, and it is impossible to imagine what another person might be experiencing. Only you know whether or not your period pains are unacceptably high for you, and if the pain is affecting the quality of your life, it’s time to do something about it..."

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Painful Periods (Dysmenorrhoea) E-book 1
Painful Periods (Dysmenorrhoea) 2
Table of Contents 3
Disclaimer 5
Copyright 5
Painful Periods (Dysmenorrhoea) 6
How painful is painful? 6
What symptoms could you experience 6
Finding out if there is a reason for the pain 7
What can cause you to have painful periods? 7
Prostaglandins 8
What treatment can you be offered by your doctor? 8
Drugs 9
The Pill 9
Mefenamic acid 9
Ibuprofen 9
What happens when you stop taking the drugs? 9
Surgical Techniques 10
Hysterectomy 10
What natural treatments could be effective? 11
Dietary changes 11
How are prostaglandins produced? 12
Foods that encourage the production of 'bad' prostaglandins (PGE2) 12
Factors that can block the conversion of essential fats 13
Supplements 14
Vitamin B6 14
Vitamin B1 14
Vitamin B12 14
Vitamin E 14
Vitamin C and bioflavonoids 14
Magnesium 14
Zinc 15
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) 15
Bromelain 15
Herbs 16
Long-term herbal treatment 16
Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis) 16
Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) 16
Short-term herbal treatment 17
Crampbark (Viburnum opulus) 17
Black haw (Viburnum prunifolium) 17
Skullcap (Scutellaria laterifolia) 17
Black cohosh (Cimicufuga racemosa) 17
Exercise 18
Relaxation 18
Natural medicine 18
The Treatment Plan 19
The integrated approach 19
Your Supplement Plan 20
Herbs 20
In Summary 21
The Next Step 22
Other E-books in this Series 23
References 24

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