What is PEA?
Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is a bioactive lipid mediator that belongs to the N-acetylanolamine class of phospholipids. It was initially discovered in egg yolk, soybean, and peanut oil. In animal cells, PEA is synthesised from palmitic acid, a fatty acid present in foods such as palm oil, meats, cheeses, butter, and other dairy products.1-3
Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is characterised as pain perceived in the pelvic area, occurring for at least six months duration, irrespective of both menstruation and intercourse. CPP may affect both genders, however, it primarily occurs in women. Globally, up to 26% of women experience CPP for greater than a one-year duration.1
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Ambassador Lisa Costa-Bir explores the pathophysiology and naturopathic options for treatment in PMDD.