It's Been Proven: Getting Your Period Is As Painful As A Heart Attack

It's Been Proven: Getting Your Period Is As Painful As A Heart Attack

Although they only come once a month, periods are one of the worst things about being a woman. In case anyone was in doubt, a recent study has shown that they are as painful as heart attacks. 

Periods are very often complicated to live through. Stomach cramps, irregular bleeding, no-one enjoys having their period. And for good reason, doctors have recognised that menstrual pain can be as painful as a heart attack. Still too much of a taboo, these few days in the month can be like hell for some women, who all too often suffer in silence.

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Known as dysmenorrhea, menstrual cramps have finally been taken seriously by John Guillebaud, a professor at University College London, who said "the pain can be as severe as a heart attack".

The medical profession has finally recognised that women who admit to suffering from excruciating abdominal pain, a drop in morale and extreme fatigue are not pretending! It was about time.

Check out the video above for more on the study... 

• Ruby Smith
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