Women's trouble: Every little bit hurts: Dysmenorrhoea & premenstrual syndrome

Treasure M. McGuire*, Charlotte Wood

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Doppler flow studies suggest that dysmenorrhoea (primary and secondary) is caused by frequent and prolonged uterine contractions that decrease blood flow to the myometrium, resulting in ischemia. The sequential stimulation of the endometrium by oestrogen (in the follicular phase) followed by progesterone (in the luteal phase) results in a large increase in endometrial stores of arachidonic acid, a precursor to prostaglandin production.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-18
Number of pages4
JournalPharmacy News
Issue number8/NOV
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2007

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