A Winning Formula: Teen Athlete Crushes the Competition After CrampsAWAY Crushes Her Cramps
Throughout Dr. Kim Dang’s 15+ years of practice in obstetrics and gynecology, she has tended to the healthcare needs of hundreds of women. In most cases, when the Los Gatos, CA-based physician treated a patient who was suffering from menstrual pain, Dang wrote out the traditional prescriptions: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as Ibuprofen and Motrin, typically topped the list. In cases of severe dysmenorrhea, Dang recommended that her patients consider birth control pills or other hormonal treatments.
So when Dang’s own 13-year-old daughter fell victim to intense menstrual cramps just before a critical tennis match, Dang didn’t hesitate to offer her a Motrin. But this time, the medication provided no relief. “Usually it takes about an hour for the effects to kick in,” Dang notes. “This time my daughter’s cramps were so severe, the Motrin made no difference in her pain level. She felt so horrible that she actually went to her coach and said she’d have to drop out of the match, which she’d never done before.”
Fortunately for the Dangs, the young athlete’s coach had a supply of CrampsAWAY, the all-natural, non-pharmaceutical solution that stops menstrual cramps instantly. When the coach recommended that his charge try it, the younger Dang followed the instructions to swish the product in her mouth – activating the neuro-receptors located there – and then swallowed it. Though she had been doubled over in pain prior to taking CrampsAWAY, she and her mom were both amazed at the results.
“Within minutes my cramps were completely gone,” the teen reports. “So not only was I able to play – and win – that match, I went to my coach and told him I wanted to play a second match. I won that one, too!”
For Dr. Dang, seeing this instantaneous, complete recovery in her daughter was a revelation. “Quite honestly, I was very impressed that CrampsAWAY was able to treat her pain, when Motrin didn’t do the job,” Dang says. “I think CrampsAWAY has huge potential to impact women’s healthcare.”
Drawing on her expertise as a specialist in the field, Dang adds, “NSAIDs must be taken with food, and if they’re used over a long period of time there’s a big risk of stomach irritation and even bleeding. And there are teens and women who would prefer to avoid the traditional second-line approach of birth control pills or other hormone treatments. CrampsAWAY seems to offer an alternative that’s as good as, or even better than, those options.”
Dang has seen first-hand the debilitating effects of menstrual pain on her patients, as well as the associated reduction in productivity in the workplace, the negative impact on personal relationships, and a host of other implications. Though menstrual pain has often been dismissed as imaginary, minimal or merely “something to be endured,” Dang says that there is a medical basis for the phenomenon.
“During menstruation, women secrete a hormone-like substance called prostaglandins, which help expel the lining of the uterus,” she explains. “Prostaglandins actually cause the same contractions that women experience during labor and childbirth, which – especially when there are higher levels present – cause severe menstrual cramps. So menstrual pain is very real. I view the development of CrampsAWAY, which is all-natural, and has been shown in studies to be very safe in treating menstrual pain, as an extremely positive step forward for women everywhere.“Judging from my daughter’s experience, I’m very impressed with the product,” Dang concludes. “I think it’s certainly worthwhile for women who are suffering from moderate to severe menstrual cramps to give CrampsAWAY a try.”