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Endometriosis Part 47 – The Good and Bad of Prostaglandin Inhibitors


As we mentioned in previous articles during the last stage of the menstrual cycle normally a layer of endometriosis lining in the inside of the uterus is expelled, known as menstruation blood but instead some of the endometriosis tissues grow somewhere in the body causing endometriosis. Endometriosis also reacts to hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle, building up tissue, breaking it, and eliminating it through the menstrual period. In this article, we will discuss the good and dad of prostaglandin inhibitors

I. Definition

Prostaglandins inhibitors are men made prostaglandins hormones that help to block the production of prostaglandins from our body during menstrual cycle. Since over production of certain types of prostaglandins hormones will cause ovarian over contraction resulting in menstrual cramps, blocking them are benefits for women with severe period pain.

II. The good

a) Inhibiting the natural prostaglandins in the women menstrual cycle will reduce the over active ovarian muscles that cause the abdominal pain, if endometrial implants and adhesion in the wall of the ovary.

b) The medication can be brought without prescription, such as Aspirin, Ponstan, Nurofen, etc.

c) They also help to reduce the heavy period as ovary muscles now are being controlled by the effects of the medication.

d) They are more effective in treating symptoms of menstrual cycle if taking together with other oral contraceptive pills.

e) They sometime may also correct the prostaglandins imbalance for some women.

III. The bad

a) Most prostaglandins inhibitors only correct the symptoms while they are around. Symptoms of menstrual cycle will re appear when the medication wire off.

b) Over taking porstaglandins inhibitor will severely damage the liver, causing variety of diseases.

c) The medication may cause gastro-intestine system problem, such as stomach pain, vomiting, nausea, constipation. Taking them with foods to reduce the above side effects.

d) Increase the risk of asthma, lupus and clotting disorders.

e) They may cause pelvic inflammatory diseases.


Source by Kyle J Norton

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