By Dr. Shawna Darou, ND
As a women’s health and hormone practitioner, I see patients every day who suffer from painful menstruation and often to the degree that it seriously interferes with their quality of life. The good news is that there are many steps you can take to eliminate menstrual cramps, or at least get off of prescription pain medications. Extremely painful menstruation may indicate endometriosis, an inflammatory condition associated with significant pelvic pain. You can learn more about endometriosis here.
The key is to get to the root of the problem. There are several main areas to investigate:
- Hormone balance