The Science Of It All
Study shows that half the population of women can have period
80% of women suffer from period pain at some stage of their lifetime
40% of women suffer from pain so severe it impacts at least 5 days of their life every month.
Debunking The Myth
Are you suffering from period pain and don't know what is happening? Have you ever asked why? Maybe you have and you have been told that period pain is inevitable. Period pain is common but it's not inevitable!
Your period is your report card. How you are feeling during and in the lead-up to your period can be a good indicator of what is going on inside your body. The goal is to support your body to feel better.
What Hormonious flo App can do
Help women optimise their daily lifestyle to address the underlining cause of period pain to achieve and maintain pain-free periods.
What Causes Period Pain?
There are 2 causes of period pain. One is chemical and the other is functional.
The Chemical side
A chemical series called Prostaglandins stimulate the uterine muscles to contract.
There are 3 types – PgE1,2, and 3. PgE2 is the one that causes uterine contractions and pain. PgE1 and pgE3 are antispasmodic – natural pain killers! The female body is geared towards relaxation and not pain.
The more PgE2 you make, the more crampy you feel. Excess PG2 also leads to vomiting, diarrhoea, and headaches. The key thing is to figure out what is causing excess PGE2 and tackle that. The Hflo plancan help you do this!
The functional side
Pain can be caused by any of the following conditions: endometriosis, adenomyosis, fibroids, infections, IUD, ovarian cysts, narrow cervix, or a retroverted (tipped) uterus. High PgE2 levels are associated with fibroids, endometriosis, and adenomyosis.
The female body is geared for pleasure, not pain!
You don’t have to endure period pain. You can be on your period and still have a great week.
Does This Really Work?
Many nutritionists and practitioners have used the science of diet and lifestyle for decades to reduce or get rid of period pain. There continues to be supporting evidence of having plenty of omega 3’s when it comes to getting rid of period pain as well as calcium, Vitamin D, magnesium, zinc, and eating plenty of vegetables for fibre (Women’s Royal Hospital, n.d.). A study published in the National Library of Medicine shows the impact found that nutrition, exercise and stress can play a significant role in the likelihood of experiencing period pain(2016).