Primary dysmenorrhea and physical activity.

  title={Primary dysmenorrhea and physical activity.},
  author={L M Golomb and A A Solidum and Michelle P. Warren},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={30 6},
It has been widely claimed that exercise is beneficial to dysmenorrhea, yet solid evidence is lacking. Studies investigating this relationship have been reviewed for this paper. Most showed decreased prevalence and/or improved symptomatology with exercise. However, controlled longitudinal studies involving women with confirmed primary dysmenorrhea who are sufficiently blinded to the study objectives are necessary before a definite relationship between exercise and dysmenorrhea can be… CONTINUE READING