The role of vitamin E in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea

Authors

  • iman zaher tishreen university
  • Raja ragab Tishreen University
  • Louay Hassan Tishreen University

Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study is to determine the efficacy of Vitamin E in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea .

Patients and methods: an experimental pilot study (prospective) was involved 54 single female patients under 25 years old, presented with primary dysmenorrhea at Tishreen university hospital in latakia between 2021-2022. After examination and assessing the menstrual symptoms and the history of symptoms and exclusion the secondary dysmenorrhea; we gave them 200 units of vitamin E, the treatment began two days before the beginning of mensturation and continued through the first three days of bleeding. the treatment was carried out in three consecutive menstrual periods.

 We used Facial Pain Scales (FPSs)  (Jensen & Karoly, 2011) to determine the severity of the pain . and The Retrospective Symptom Scale (RSS, or the Cox RSS) to measure primary dysmenorrhea symptoms.

 

Results: the current study showed that after initiation of treatment by vitamin E , a decrease in Facial Pain Scale (FPS) was observed with statistically significant differences. The decrease after a month of treatment was 24.04% , after 2 months 49.05% , and 68.26% at the end of the treatment period. A statistically significant decrease in The Retrospective Symptom Scale (RSS) both in severity and frequency , the decrease in severity after a month of treatment was 26.45%, after 2 months 38.58% and 64.12% at the end of treatment period , and  the decrease in frequency after a month of treatment was 26.09%, after 2 months 39.13% and 55.02% at the end of treatment period. A decrease in the number of extra bedtime hours was observed with statistically significant differences, the decrease after a month of treatment was 26.61% , after 2 months 50.26% , and 81.52% at the end of the treatment period . And a decrease in the number of needed pills was observed with statistically significant differences, the decrease after a month of treatment was 23.69% , after 2 months 48.3% , and 76.76% at the end of the treatment period

Conclusion: The use of vitamin E could potentially offer an effective treatment in females with primary dysmenorrhea. 

 Keywords:  Primary Dysmenorrhea , Vitamin E

Published

2022-07-31

How to Cite

1.
زاهر ا, رجاء رجب, لؤي حسن. The role of vitamin E in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea. Tuj-hlth [Internet]. 2022Jul.31 [cited 2024Jun.24];44(3):223-37. Available from: https://journal.tishreen.edu.sy/index.php/hlthscnc/article/view/12301