Period Pain

Certain chemicals within the body - specifically certain prostaglandins - make the womb contract to dislodge its lining and start the period. This contraction is what causes the majority of discomfort and pain for women on their period.

 

Certain chemicals of the body - specifically certain prostaglandins - make the womb contract to dislodge its lining and start the period - Alphega Pharmacy

 

A hot water bottle or a self-heating pad on your tummy might help to make it more comfortable and alleviate some of the pain. Speak to your Pharmacist to find the right painkillers for you.

In the meantime taking a painkiller that contains paracetamol or ibuprofen may help to relieve the symptoms.

 
 
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