Severe Menstrual Discomfort Is NOT Uncommon.
For many women, menstrual cramps are a serious monthly problem. Some experience only minor discomfort, while an estimated 10% suffer from severe pain and the level of pain can become debilitating. This pain can be so intense that it prevents some women from carrying out any of their usual daily activities.
How Do You Know If Your Cramps are Considered "Severe"?
Symptoms of Severe Menstrual Cramps Include:
- Abdomen Pain
Prescription Dependence Can Become Dangerous.
While prescriptions do help many, they are a major contributor to deaths in the United States. Over the past 20 years, reports of prescription abuse have increased dramatically, and deaths due to accidental overdose are on the rise as well. It's not just adults who recreationally and accidentally misuse prescriptions. Among 12th graders, pharmaceutical drugs used non-medically account for 60% of the most-used substances.
Proven Alternatives Are Now Available.
CBD is a great substitute for pain killers commonly used in in dealing with menstrual pain. CBD has natural anti-inflammatory properties, but without the side effects of other medicationss. Patients with severe menstrual pain experience an overreaction of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the body in response to the constant pain stimulus. CBD can help main homeostasis of this ECS, reducing heart rate, blood pressure, and depression.