Sunday, December 28, 2008

Prostaglandin Inhibitors and Minerals

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 growing somewhere else in the body causing endometriosis. Endometriosis also reacts to hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle by building up tissue, breaking it, and eliminating it through the menstrual period. Since prostaglandins inhibitors help to reduce the muscle contraction of the ovary and stop the menstrual cramp, it may cause mineral deficiency in some women. In this article, we will discuss the relationship between prostaglandins inhibitors and minerals.

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1. Zinc
Zinc is a vital mineral for maintaining the protein synthesis and fatty acid metabolism. Deficiency of zinc causes imbalance of omega fatty acids that are vital for balancing the prostaglandins hormones and regulating the ovaries muscles contraction. Women have severe menstrual cramps normally had low level of zinc. Intake of certain type of prostaglandins inhibitor medication increase the loss of zinc through urinary extraction has been reported through some studies. Women taking prostaglandins inhibitors should increase intake of seed or nut that contain high sources of natural zinc.

2. Iron
Intake of prostaglandins inhibitor may increase the risk of gastro-intestinal disorder. Extra bleeding in the stomach together with the heavy menstruation cause heavy loss of iron in our body resulting in iron deficiency related anemia. A blood test may be required to verify the doses because iron deficiency causes weakening of immune system while overdose have the opposite effects.

3. Magnesium
Magnesium is vital for converting essential fatty acids to balance the prostaglandins hormone. Women with menstrual cramps normally have low level of magnesium. Intake of prostaglandins inhibitor may temporarily stop the period pain, but the pain may return when the medicine is wired off. Taking magnesium supplement during period of menstrual cramp will help to maintain the balance of prostaglandins hormones.

Since endometriosis is treatable and manageable by natural remedies and self help course, if you have endometroisis, please look at the bright side.

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