• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Menstrual pain may cause abnormal changes in brain structure

By Samyuktha
|

Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Scientists have reported that enstrual cramps, or Primary dysmenorrhea (PDM) may cause bnormal changes in the brain structure.

These changes occur irrespective of whether PDM patients actually experience pain or not, says the study conducted by Professor Jen-Chuen Hsieh, Institute of Brain Science, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.

"Although the functional consequences remain to be established, these results indicate that the adolescent brain is vulnerable to menstrual pain," said Hsieh.

Researchers found significant GM (gray matter) volume changes in the patients' anatomical maps.

Abnormal decreases were found in regions involved in pain transmission, higher level sensory processing, and affect regulation while increases were found in regions involved in pain modulation and in regulation of endocrine function.

The study is scheduled for publication in the September issue of AIN. (ANI)

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more