Well there is finally some good news for every woman out there who has experienced the excruciating menstrual cramps that can come with getting your period; the pain that no man can truly understand and that most all women endure to some degree every month.
There is a British company that is striving to create a medication that is aiming against the exact cause of menstrual cramps. Recently at a medical conference, the researchers revealed data from a clinical trial.
Contractions of the uterus and an escalation of the hormone vasopressin are what generate menstrual cramps. The purpose of this innovative medicine, called VA111913, is to shut off this hormone. The usual treatments women currently use for help with painful cramps are pain medicine and birth control pills. These do help, but they only deal with the symptoms of menstrual cramps, not the actual cause.
About 50 percent of all women undergo some type of menstrual cramps, but there are 10 to 20 percent who have a severe condition called dysmenorrhea. This condition is one of the main reasons for women to miss school and work in America.