Period Pain

Period pain is thought to be caused by contractions of the uterus that occur when the blood supply to its lining (endometrium) is reduced. Another theory suggests that menstrual cramps are related to hormone-like substances that can cause muscles in the uterus to go into spasm.

There are two types of period pain, or dysmenorrhea, to give it its technical term:

Primary dysmenorrhea

Primary dysmenorrhea is usually suffered by girls who have just begun to menstruate. Medical experts believe that this type of period pain disappears or becomes less severe after a woman leaves her teens or gives birth. It is thought that the this type of pain occurs only on the completion of an "ovulatory" menstrual cycle, ie one during which an egg was released. Oral contraceptives reduce painful periods in 70 to 80 per cent of women as they chemically cause an "anovulatory" cycle resulting in no egg being released. 

Secondary dysmenorrhea

This type of period pain is due to common gynaecological conditions, such as fibroids, endometriosis and ovarian cysts. An intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD), especially if you've never been pregnant, can also cause period pain. Secondary dysmenorrhoea is diagnosed in only one-quarter of women with dysmenorrhoea. Oral contraceptives do not reduce painful periods in the case of secondary dysmenorrhea.

Does TENS Help?

TENS has been shown to be very effective in Primary Dysmenorrhea, and to help to cope with the worst pain of Secondary.The Ova (mini TENS) has been designed specificaly for the relief of period pain.  

See the download below to see the results of a clinical trial of the Ova

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