Doctors aren’t sure why some women experience painful menstruation and others don’t. But some factors that are associated with more intense pain include:
- Having a heavy blood flow
- Having your first child
- Being under the age of 20, or just starting your period
- Having an overproduction of or sensitivity to prostaglandins, a hormone that influences your womb
- Other factors include growths in your womb, endometriosis (abnormal uterine tissue growth), and use of birth control.
For mild to temporary cramps, some home remedies can help provide relief. Read on for tips on getting fast relief and how to potentially lessen the pain during your next cycle.
This herbal remedy contain anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic compounds that experts believe can reduce the muscle contractions and swelling associated with menstrual pain.