Menstrual cramps affect at least 50% of reproductive-age women. These cramps can vary in severity and at their worst, can lead to days off work (or school in younger women).
While Ibuprofen is a common medication taken by women for their cramps, researchers have recently found that the sunshine vitamin (vitamin D) may help reduce the symptoms.
Menstrual pain is linked with high levels of steroids called prostaglandins which appear during the cycle to help the uterus shed it’s lining.
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