Doctors Say Menstrual Cramps Are As Painful As Heart Attack
Health and Fitness
On 5th March 2018
Recent research has concluded that the pain of periods is as bad as having a heart attack and this is something that women go through each month. According to Dr Guillebaud, who has presented the research, the menstrual pain issue has never been discussed or taken seriously, the topic has been hushed since centuries and is always quietly swept under the rug because of the stigma attached to it. But Dr Guillebausd suggests that the "culture of silence" needs to end so that a proper medical research can be conducted on it to find some sort of relief or cure for the women.
#1 The Stabbing Pain Of Periods And The Discomfort Related With It
If you are a lady, you probably know how the stabbing pain feels like when you are on your periods each month. The writhing pain makes you curl round on your bed as you feel the cramps each time. Oh and not to forget how you have to bear the pain and the discomfort in your working place if you are a working woman.
#2 A Recent Article Published In Quartz Has Cleared The Air Around Periods Pain
Being a woman, we could get some sympathy and support from the ladies only. Because only they can relate to it. Now that we all know the pain of periods is unbearable but have we ever wondered that up to how much extent the pain is?
According to a recent piece in Quartz, the writer Olivia Goldhill explains her own experience with the unbearable pain of periods each month. Goldhill also details her never-ending struggle with the doctors, who were always quick to misjudge her pain without truly understanding the cause of it.
#3 The Pain Is As Bad As Going Through Heart Attack
Dr John Guillebaud, a professor of reproductive health at University College London, told Quartz, the menstrual pain women go through each month is as bad as a heart attack. Yep, you heard it correct. It is this much worse.
#4 There Always Has Been "Culture Of Silence" Surrounding The Issue
Though the news may come as a shock to a number of people, it is no big news for the ladies. According to Guillebaud, there has always been lack of research and understanding when it comes to women's health, probably because of the "culture of silence" surrounding the periods. Guillebaud cited, "Men don't get it and it hasn't been given the centrality it should have. I do believe it's something that should be taken care of, like anything else in medicine."
#5 The Pain Is The Leading Cause Of Absenteeism In Women
According to WebMD, the pain of periods is the leading cause of absenteeism in women younger than 30, taking an off from their workplaces or educational institutes because of the pain. A study conducted by American Academy of Family Physicians states the pain of periods can affect day to day activities for up to 20% of women.
#6 Women Shared Their Views On Social Media
As the news hit the social media, women from all over the globe shared their own stories and experiences related to the periods' pain, comparing the pain with a heart attack. One woman tweeted, "When I was in labor with my first child, I didn't know I was in labor because the pain wasn't as bad as my monthly cramps!!" Another girl commented, "I knew I wasn’t being over dramatic."
One woman also pointed out that if men went through this pain each month than they would probably have proper leaves for that, "If men had periods, 'menstrual leave' would probably be a thing."