Pain Killers and Menstrual Pain
Popping a pill every time you experience pain during periods is not a good idea. Over time, your body builds a tolerance leading to higher dosages and more frequent consumption. The current pain killers used for remedying menstrual pain are the same that are used to treat muscle aches and joint pain. Anti-inflammatory painkillers are often used to relieve period pain, especially the drugs diclofenac ,ibuprofen and naproxen. These medications are all non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). They inhibit prostaglandin production and can relieve period pain in that way. Many NSAIDs are available from pharmacies without a prescription. There are no pills which are specifically designed to target symptoms of menstrual pain like N&H Pharma's Herbal Plasters for Menstrual Pain.
Some side effects of pain killers for menstrual symptoms include:
- 1. Negative effect on the gastrointestinal system. This can include severe pain and bleeding in the GI tract leading to stomach ulcers and more.
- 2. Can lead to blood clots or myocardial infarction especially in individuals with pre- existing hypertension or heart disease
- 3. Risk of cardiovascular disease especially people with extreme levels of high blood pressure
- 4. Increased risk of breast cancer in individuals with heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, epilepsy, migraine, and high cholesterol
- 5. Adverse effect on liver and kidney function, especially for individuals consuming pain killers on a regular basis