It turns out ibuprofen is actually proven to reduce period flow

Publish Date
Thursday, 30 May 2024, 9:15AM

Warning: This article may contain explicit language.

We loved it for cramps, but it turns out Ibuprofen can do a lot more!

The humble ibuprofen not only fixes those monthly pains but actually reduces the amount of blood you shed - and it seems a lot of people had no idea.

Oh, and it’s actually been scientifically proven to work. Ob-gyn Dr. Jen Gunter replied to the thread, saying she's always sworn by it!

She even discusses it in a Ted Talk!

While it's different for each person, a woman may experience 30 per cent less bleeding if she uses ibuprofen (make sure you check with your own doctor if this could be right for you), according to Heather Beall, MD.

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, or NSAID, which reduces the amount of blood loss by causing a decline in the rate of prostaglandin synthesis in the lining of the uterus, ob-gyn Eduardo Hariton, MD explains to Cosmopolitan.

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