Zinc treatment prevents dysmenorrhea.

@article{Eby2007ZincTP,
  title={Zinc treatment prevents dysmenorrhea.},
  author={George A. Eby},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  year={2007},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={
          297-301
        }
}
  • G. Eby
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Medical hypotheses
The Efficacy of Zinc Administration in the Treatment of Primary Dysmenorrhea.
TLDR
The use of a zinc supplement in combination with mefenamic acid was superior in reducing primary dysmenorrhea compared to me Fenamic acid alone.
Influence of Zinc Tablets Administration to Primary Dysmenorrhea Pain Level
TLDR
Dysmenorrhea may be a symptom that most often cause women directly go to the doctor for consultation and treatment and this complaint relates to repeated absenteeism at school or in the workplace.
Dysmenorrhea in adolescents.
[Dysmenorrhea in pediatric and adolescent gynaecology].
TLDR
The role of the pediatric and adolescent gynaecologist is to diagnose the reason of symptoms, educate the patient, review effective treatment options as well as to restore normal daily functioning.
Oral Administration of Zinc Capsule for 4 Days before Menstrual Period Decreases Prostaglandin ( PGF 2 α ) Level and Pain Intensity in Women with Primary Dysmenorrhea
TLDR
Administration of 30 mg zinc capsules for 4 days before the start of period decreases PGF2α level and pain intensity in women with primary dysmenorrhea.
Skin adhesive low-level light therapy for dysmenorrhoea: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, pilot trial
TLDR
This study suggests that skin adhesive LLLT on acupuncture points might be an effective, simple and safe non-pharmacological treatment for dysmenorrhoea.
EFFECT OF VITAMIN E ON PRIMARY DYSMENORRHEA
TLDR
Vitamin E administration in women, who suffer from primary dysmenorrhea, significantly reduces the severity and duration of pain and can be used as an alternative treatment method in affected women.
Comparison of the effect of ginger and zinc sulfate on primary dysmenorrhea: a placebo-controlled randomized trial.
THE EFFECT OF SHORT TIME USING OF ZINC SUPPLEMENT ON DYSMENORRHEA
TLDR
The results of this study showed that use of zinc supplement in menstruation period can decrease dysmenorrheal in women.
The Role of Zinc in Selected Female Reproductive System Disorders
TLDR
This review is mainly based on 36 randomized, controlled studies on reproductive, pre- and post-menopausal populations of women and on research trying to explain the potential impact of zinc and its supplementation in the etiology of selected female reproductive system disorders.
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 15 REFERENCES
Duration of Symptoms and Plasma Cytokine Levels in Patients with the Common Cold Treated with Zinc Acetate
TLDR
The duration ofcold symptoms in zinc-treated and placebo-treated participants was determined and plasma zinc and proinflammatory cytokine levels were assayed on the day 1 of the study and at the end of the resolution of cold symptoms in both groups.
Reduction in duration of common colds by zinc gluconate lozenges in a double-blind study
TLDR
Zinc lozenges shortened the average duration of common colds by about 7 days and Side effects or complaints were usually minor and consisted mainly of objectionable taste and mouth irritation.
High-dose zinc to terminate angina pectoris: a review and hypothesis for action by ICAM inhibition.
Antioxidant effect of zinc in humans.
Different mechanisms for the induction of copper-zinc superoxide dismutase and manganese superoxide dismutase by progesterone in human endometrial stromal cells.
TLDR
In the process of decidualization, E(2) + MPA increases Mn-SOD expression via a cAMP-dependent pathway, but via a different pathway from that involving cAMP.
A Randomized Double-blind Placebo-controlled Trial
TLDR
The purpose of the present investigation was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the antiviral drug amantadine for the treatment of hepatitis C in those who had either previously failed interferon therapy or were not candidates for interferons.
Copper and zinc inhibit the metabolism of prostaglandin by the human uterus.
TLDR
Levels of copper are within the physiological range of levels thought to be present in the uterine tissue and fluid of wearers of the copper-containing IUD and the inhibition of PG metabolism in these women might account for the small but significant decrease in the length of the luteal phase of their menstrual cycles.
The pharmacokinetics of zinc from zinc gluconate: a comparison with zinc oxide in healthy men.
TLDR
Zinc absorption in humans could be improved by zinc complexation with gluconate by means of inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy.
...
...