That’s True: Period pain as painful as a HEART ATTACK, According to experts
Male-oriented society could never understand the period pain. But have ever tried to find out that why are period cramps so painful? Let me tell you these muscle contractions are somewhat compared to labor pains. In some scenarios, they can make a woman nauseous and some women may also experience symptoms similar to diarrhea. This pain usually occurs in the lower abdomen and lower back and lasts from two to four days. Women can have an emotional as well as physical impact due to these cramps. But a new study has claimed a different take on it. It says that menstrual cramps are as painful as a heart attack!
A recent article published in a magazine where a professor of reproductive health at University College London, John Guillebaud talked about period pain. Professor described period cramping as "almost as bad as having a heart attack." He further mentioned that about one in five women has dysmenorrhea, which is also referred to as painful periods. The severity can even lead many women to a condition where they are unable to move, and could literally cry out in agony. Some women also experience pain which is even worse than a slipped disc. Some conditions, such as endometriosis, are known to cause extremely painful periods.
It Should Be Taken Care Of
Professor further added, “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.” In another study, Dr Annalise Weckesser had mentioned, “There is a long history of not taking menstrual pain seriously and even writing it off as women’s hysteria. We don’t talk about menstrual health, young girls’ knowledge about menstrual health is poor.” This is a serious condition that could even lead to other health problems.
Other Health Conditions It Could Lead To:
Period pain is caused due to two reasons. The first one is primary dysmenorrhea and the other condition is endometriosis. While the former is considered as simply painful periods which is believed to impact women during their menstrual cycle, endometriosis is the condition when bits of tissue that line the uterus grow on other pelvic organs, like ovaries or fallopian tube. These tissues, when they grow outside the uterus, can thicken and bleed, just as the normal endometrium does during the menstrual cycle. This condition may cause severe pain, especially when a woman is on her monthly cycle. It could even lead to problems with fertility.