Why is it so important to solve women’s pain during menstruations?

Updated: Jul 28, 2021

"No pain should be considered normal or the lot of women."

According to you, how many women are suffering during or before menstruations?

40%, 60%, 80%?

This famous premenstrual syndrome (PMS) affects 80% of women worldwide.

According to a study from the newspaper Liberation, approximately eight out of ten women in good health are affected by premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and have to deal with abdominal pain, migraines, nausea, mood swings and other joyous events in the days leading up to their period.

It manifests itself through some 150 different symptoms, the main ones of which (change in mood; abdominal cramps and back pain; change in appetite, weight gain and bloating; breast pain) would all have a link with inflammation, according to a study published in 2016 in the Journal of Women's Health, Gillian Einstein, a neuroscientist and professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, notes. So we are far from having shed light on the issue.

Unfortunately, 3% to 10% of women miss school or work each month because of these pains, called "primary dysmenorrhea". It is a societal problem that needs to be tackled.

What if we could solve it, just by taking the time to look and search for solutions to fix it?

This is what I want to contribute to with the Kit Yoga Therapy for pain-free menstruations.

There is obviously a lack of knowledge about it, and this lack of knowledge may reflect a lack of research in the field. Yet, primary dysmenorrhea is the most common gynaecological problem. "There have been more studies on women's moods [related to PMS] than on menstrual cramps," says Gillian Einstein.

Added to that, I believe that all women should have access to effective pain relief treatment.

Unfortunately, not all women can use these anti-inflammatory drugs, and for some (about 20% to 25%), the treatment is not completely effective. Alternatively, there is the contraceptive pill, which is known to reduce menstrual pain by decreasing the production of prostaglandins. But the pill is not affordable for everyone and also can have negative side effects on your body. Moreover, the pill could hide the symptoms of some sicknesses like endometriosis, which can lead to women’s infertility.

Last but not least, still in 2021, many women simply don't seek help, believing that monthly pain is normal, and this needs to be addressed! As Gillian Einstein claims:

"No pain should be considered normal or the lot of women."

Let me know in a comment if you are part of the 80% of women who suffer during your period, what are the symptoms that annoy you the most and why this is important for you to find a solution.

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