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“Doctor Rules Menstrual Cramps as Painful as Heart Attacks”: Well DUH!

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Photo courtesy of Smosh.com

Autumn Lewis, Reporter

A professor of reproductive health at University College London and doctor, John Guillebaud, stated that patients have described cramping pain, also known as Dysmenorrhea, as ‘almost as bad as having a heart attack.’

Yes, folks. Something that women have known since the beginning of time itself has been confirmed, by a man.

For generations and generations, the idea of period cramps being so painful has been thought of as over-dramatized.

Period jokes are always made when a woman is moody or her behavior is “out-of-pocket.”

Statements such as ‘Oh are you on your period?’ or ‘She’s just PMS’ing” are often times made by men.

Periods, especially the cramps that accompany them, are NOT to be made lightly of.

Not too long ago, an experiment was conducted with a machine that produces electrodes that induce the experience of abdominal cramps.

Several men were hooked up to the machine and couldn’t handle it.

Most of the men in the study could not last even five minutes.

Not much to joke about after all, huh?

Dysmenorrhea’s symptoms include, but are not limited to: nausea and vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, headache, dizziness, disorientation, hypersensitivity to sound, light, smell and touch, fainting, and fatigue.

Periods can get bad. About as bad as a heart attack, stated by Dr. John Guiellebaud and generations and generations of women.

They should be treated as seriously as a heart attack as well.


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