Skip to Content

Join the 'Dysmenorrhea' group to help and get support from people like you.

Dysmenorrhea News

Early Periods Tied to Mental Health Issues Into Adulthood

Posted 10 days ago by

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 – Mental health problems can last into adulthood for girls who start having their periods at an early age, a new study suggests. Previous research had found that girls with early periods have more frequent and severe mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders. They're also more prone to substance abuse, delinquency and failing or dropping out ...

The Risk Factors That Make Women More Likely To Have A Stroke

Posted 8 Feb 2018 by

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 – Stroke affects more women than men in the United States. And a new study pinpoints stroke risk factors unique to females. "Many people don't realize that women suffer stroke more frequently than men, and mortality is much higher among women," said Dr. Kathryn Rexrode, the study's corresponding author. "As women age, they are much more likely to have a stroke as a first ...

Could Smoggy Air Affect a Girl's Periods?

Posted 26 Jan 2018 by

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 – The quality of the air she breathes might have an impact on a teen girl's menstrual cycle, a new study suggests. U.S. researchers said that exposure to smoggy air could raise teen girls' risk for irregular periods. "While air pollution exposures have been linked to cardiovascular and pulmonary [lung] disease, this study suggests there may be other systems, such as the ...

PMS: An Update on Solutions

Posted 19 Jan 2018 by

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 – Up to 75 percent of women experience PMS (premenstrual syndrome) with symptoms like anxiety, irritability and fatigue, health experts say. PMS is thought to be the result of a chain reaction that starts with the drop of the hormone progesterone near the end of every monthly cycle. In lab studies, an international team of researchers found that the active ingredient in the ...

Early Periods, Higher Heart Risks?

Posted 16 Jan 2018 by

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 – Women whose periods started before age 12 may face an increased risk for heart disease and stroke, a new British study suggests. Early menopause, pregnancy complications and hysterectomy are also associated with a higher risk for heart disease and stroke, according to the research. "More frequent cardiovascular screening would seem to be sensible among women who are ...

Health Tip: Positive Parenting

Posted 8 Jan 2018 by

-- The younger teen years are some of the most emotional, physical and difficult years for adolescents. As hormones change and teens go through puberty, they may be self-conscious about their changing bodies and may worry frequently about what others think. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests things parents can do to help a young teen: Be honest and direct with your teen ...

Early Puberty in Girls May Take Mental Health Toll

Posted 26 Dec 2017 by

TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2017 – A girl who gets her first menstrual period early in life – possibly as young as 7 – has a greater risk for developing depression and antisocial behaviors that last at least into her 20s, a new study suggests. "Girls who go through puberty earlier than peers tend to be more psychologically vulnerable during adolescence," said study lead author Jane Mendle, a clinical ...

Is Too Much Time Online Raising Suicide Risk in Teen Girls?

Posted 14 Nov 2017 by

TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 – A spike in the amount of time teenage girls in the United States spend online is a likely culprit behind the surge in rates of depression, suicide and contemplation of suicide, new research suggests. The finding stems from an analysis of fatal injury data collected between 1999 and 2015 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as two large ongoing ...

Know the Signs of Ovarian Cancer and Your Risks

Posted 10 Nov 2017 by

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 – About 22,440 American women will learn they have ovarian cancer this year, and more than 14,000 will die from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. Often called a "silent killer," ovarian cancer is the 9th most common type of malignancy in women in the United States. Every woman should know the risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer. While the causes are ...

8 Ways College Women Can Protect Their Health

Posted 11 Sep 2017 by

MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 – The start of college means it's time for young women to take charge of their health. Dr. Aparna Sridhar, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, Los Angeles, offers several tips in a university news release. Know your health status. Talk to your parents and your doctor to make sure you're up-to-date with health screenings, ...

Breast-Feeding Linked to Lower Endometriosis Risk

Posted 8 Sep 2017 by

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 – Women who breast-fed at least one child appear to have a lower risk for developing endometriosis, new research suggests. Endometriosis is a chronic and often painful condition that occurs when the lining of the uterus grows outside of the reproductive organ on the fallopian tubes, ovaries or another area. "We found that women who breast-fed for a greater duration were ...

Does Early Puberty Affect a Girl's Academic Achievement?

Posted 9 Aug 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 9, 2017 – Girls who begin puberty at an earlier age may spend fewer years in school, a new study suggests. On the other hand, starting menstruation later was associated with staying in school longer, British researchers found. For every one year increase in age before starting menstruation, a girl spent an additional 53 days in school, on average, according to the report. "It's ...

Estrogen May Influence Women's Depression Risk

Posted 21 Jul 2017 by

FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 – Women exposed to estrogen for longer periods of time during the reproductive years may have a lower risk of depression, a new study finds. Previous research has suggested that reproductive hormones play a role in depression risk among women, yet hormone fluctuations are something all women experience. So, the study authors tried to figure out how hormones might be linked ...

No Such Thing as Menstrual Memory Fog

Posted 5 Jul 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 – Contrary to what some have been led to believe, a woman's monthly menstrual cycle doesn't seem to dampen her thinking skills, no matter what time of the month it is. That's the finding of a small study that hopes to put to rest the idea that a woman isn't performing quite at her best during her period. "There might be individual exceptions, but our study did not show a ...

Concussion Can Spur Short-Term Change in Women's Periods

Posted 3 Jul 2017 by

MONDAY, July 3, 2017 – After a concussion, a young woman might notice that her next few menstrual periods are a bit off-schedule, a new study finds. "The findings suggest that adolescent and young women have significantly increased odds of multiple, abnormal menstrual patterns following concussion, compared to those with an orthopedic injury," said lead researcher Anthony Kontos. He's director ...

Page 1 2 3 Next

Ask a Question

Further Information

Related Condition Support Groups

Menstrual Disorders

Related Drug Support Groups

ibuprofen, naproxen, Celebrex, Advil, diclofenac, Voltaren, Aleve, Motrin, Aspercreme, view more... Naprosyn, Vioxx, mefenamic acid, celecoxib, ketoprofen, Headache Relief, Cataflam, Naprelan, Anaprox, Anaprox-DS, acetaminophen / caffeine, Excedrin Tension Headache, Myoflex, Advil Liqui-Gels, Orudis, Diurex, Ponstel, Ansaid, Midol Extended Relief, Myoflex Cream, trolamine salicylate, Motrin IB, Meclomen, Actron, flurbiprofen, Nuprin, Q-Profen, IBU, Midol IB, Ibuprofen PMR, Rufen, Voltaren-XR, Bextra, ASA-Free, A-G Profen, Sportscreme, Actiprofen, Nexcede, Mobisyl Creme, Arthricream, Addaprin, Cap-Profen, Aspercreme Nighttime, Valorin Extra, Exocaine, Proprinal, Sports Pain Relief Rub, Aspercreme Back & Body, Asper-Flex, Flanax Pain Reliever, Odorless Pain, Saleto-400, Myoflex Creme, Haltran, meclofenamate, rofecoxib, valdecoxib, cramp bark, caffeine / magnesium salicylate, acetaminophen / magnesium salicylate / pamabrom, Oruvail, EC-Naprosyn, Ibu-Tab, Genpril, IBU-200, Orudis KT, Menadol, Saleto-200, Saleto-600, Saleto-800, Advil Childrens, Advil Junior Strength, Ibu-4, Ibu-6, Ibu-8, Naproxen Sodium DS, Aflaxen, Advil Film-Coated