Research Menstrual pain as severe as heart attackadmin
Menstrual cramps are often dismissed as “little ailments” (of course, men don’t have period pains – so it won’t be that bad).
Many women and people with menstruation therefore do not dare to call in sick because of menstrual problems – despite severe pain. Often also for fear of being taken less seriously by the employer.
Menstrual pain the same as with a heart attack
A British professor has now confirmed that false shame is not only unfounded, but can also be dangerous.
John Guillebaud , a professor at University College London, shows just how severe the pain really is with a graphic comparison: He thinks that the pain during the period can even be equated with that of a heart attack.
Men don’t understand it, and that’s why period pains aren’t as central as they should be. I am convinced that we should pay more attention to this topic in medical research.
Menstrual cramps have so far been almost irrelevant in research
In fact, far too little attention has been paid to this topic for decades because of sexist stereotypes – even though it affects half the world’s population. Only now is research slowly beginning to deal with problems relating to female menstruation.
Because menstrual cramps or endometriosis are no small thing, they can be damn painful or even dangerous. So it’s finally time to address the topic openly and without shame.