Why Do We Get Period Pain?

In medical journals, there are two types of Period Pain

1. Primary Period Pain – meaning that there is no “known pathology”


2. Secondary Period Pain – meaning that a woman has a condition like endometriosis, firbroids or polycystic ovaries.

Regardless of whether you have primary or secondary period pain, the “why” is so important.

Let’s first look at what pain tells us.

When you’re in pain, it’s your body’s way of telling you “I need some attention” or “I need you to take action & fix this”. Think about it for a moment, if you sprained your ankle & were in pain, you probably wouldn’t keep walking on it. You would rest it, elevate it & pop some ice onto it.

However, when we have period pain, traditionally as women, we have been told to “suck it up”  or “everyone get’s period pain”. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Your body is wanting you to take action to get to the cause of why you get period pain.

This brings me to the two main causes of period pain – regardless of whether you have primary or secondary period pain, hormonal imbalances or inflammation in the body can both cause period pain.

Hormonal imbalances are commonly between estrogen & progesterone and sometimes testosterone.

Inflammation in the body can be from sugary or take-away foods, high levels of stress or other illnesses, so looking for the cause of your period pain is really important.

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re sick of having the pains you do, and you want to do something about it. If you want to have professional diagnosis and treat your period pain naturally, then now is the time to take action & rebalance your body.

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