Why do I have fever before menses?
Before your period begins, the endometrial cells that form the lining of the uterus starts to break down during menstruation and release large amounts of inflammatory prostaglandins.
These prostaglandins are one reason for premenstrual abdominal pain and cramping. Prostaglandins also constrict the blood vessels in the uterus, causing strong muscle contractions leading to pain and discomfort in some women.
These chemicals also bind to receptors in the brain that control your body’s temperature. This causes the low-grade fever in some women.
How can Chinese medcine help with fever before menses?
Some herbs such as Chaihu, Huangqin, and Chuanxiong are natural antipyretics that are able to reduce the production of inflammatory factors, including that of prostaglandin, thus relieving the above symptoms.