How Prostaglandins Cause Painful Periods + What to Do About It

Nearly every woman has experienced menstrual cramps at some point during her period. What most women don’t know is there are hormone-like substances known as prostaglandins that are behind these intense, and sometimes debilitating cramps. What Are Prostaglandins Prostaglandins are made by nearly every cell in the body. In the uterus, they’re what causes the muscles to contract each month …