This problem, also known as DYSMENORRHEA is the most common female health issue.
70% of teenagers have this problem.
15% of those have severe symptoms.
10 % of women with severe symptoms have pelvic abnormalities ( e.g. endometriosis).
These are the primary reasons for painful periods:
2) Heavy periods
3) Low fish intake
4) Depression and anxiety
5) Sexual abuse
The following are secondary causes:
1) Pelvic inflammatory disease
4) IUD’s that do not contain medication
5) Polyps of the uterus
6) Stenotic cervix ( narrow cervical opening)
7) Adhesions Treatment depends on the cause.