Period Pain (Dysmenorrhea) occurs in women and varies in intensity. Some ladies are able to control the pain using over the counter painkillers while others have to have medication prescribed.
Period pain manifests itself in the following ways; pain in abdomen, headache, dizziness, nausea and tiredness. Abdominal pain is caused by the muscles in the womb contracting and cutting off the oxygen supply. When the muscles in the womb sense a reduction in oxygen they release chemicals that cause pain. While releasing these pain causing chemicals the body also releases prostaglandins which can encourage the womb to contract further. NSAID's (Non steroidal anti inflammatory medications) are effective in treating period pain and Mefenamic acid, the most commonly used of these is stocked by Simply Meds Online.
Period pain can also be caused by conditions such as; endometriosis, fibroids and pelvic inflammatory disease all of which should be managed by the patients GP.