Menstrual Cramps Change the Brain, Study Says

Women who experience cramps in the lower abdomen just before or during menstruation also appear more likely to have abnormal structural changes in the areas of the brain involved in pain and emotion -- and these abnormalities persist even when the women are not experiencing cyclic menstrual pain, according to a study conducted in Taiwan. When MRI scans were performed during the pain-free peri-ovulatory period of the menstrual cycle, changes were observed in regions of the brain involved in pain...Full Story
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