Chronic pelvic pain can often be decreased naturally with the use of microwave heating pads. Lower abdomen, uterine and pelvic pain affects over one in ten women and can have many causes as well as treatments. Everything from endometriosis to Irritable Bowel Syndrome to a simple UTI can cause excruciating pain in the lower abdomen and pelvic region.  Moist heat or cool therapy can be an enormous help when the pelvic region is inflamed and in pain.   

Endometriosis is one of the most common causes of chronic pain in the pelvic area. Sometimes uterine cells grow outside the uterus and flourish on other organs such as the bladder, ovaries and even rectum. This can cause excruciating pain in the abdomen and lower back, especially during menstruation and ovulation. Moist heat from a microwave heating pad is one of the few natural treatments known to benefit the pain of endometriosis without the need of surgery, medication or artificial hormone replacement.   

Adenomyosis is a ‘kissing cousin’ to endometriosis and likewise benefits from heat therapy. The uterine cells grow within adjoining muscle tissue. Though generally not as painful as endometriosis, warm packs can help relax the muscles that have been invaded by inappropriate uterine cells.   

Fibroids of the uterus commonly cause pelvic pain. These benign growths on the uterus wall cause heavy pressure and pain as well as cramping and swelling. Moist heat often alleviates the pain naturally. In some instances, women have reported heat actually helping to shrink the fibroids.   

Infections are known to cause heavy and even dangerous pain in the pelvic region. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is an infection of the female organs. Also, a UTI or urinary tract infection can be extremely painful. Hot or cold therapy can ease the pain of infection while other treatments are sought to eliminate the disease.     

Intestinal diseases can also cause extreme lower abdomen pain. These can include Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, and  Gastroenteritis among others. Cramping in the belly is a hallmark of intestinal syndromes. Microwave heat packs are an ideal solution for lower abdomen pain. Relaxing the tummy muscles eases cramping. Warmth also increases blood circulation to aid the body’s natural healing ability.   

Because there are so many overlapping symptoms, the cause of pelvic and lower abdominal pain can often be difficult to determine. The good news is that hot and/ or cold therapy usually aids in pain reduction no matter the cause. Ferapeutic has designed a microwave heating pad and cold pack to fit perfectly on the pelvic and belly area. The microwave heat pack is reusable for any occasion that temporary or chronic pain relief is needed.