The American Society for Reproductive Medicine has found that 40% of women of different ages know very little about their own bodies. The absence of this important knowledge leads many women to depend on information from myths and different sources on the Internet. Unfortunately, a lot of this advice is not only false, but it can be harmful to one’s health.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, twice as many men as women have no regular source of health care, and one recent study found that more than half of men haven’t even been to see their primary care physician within the past year. What gives, fellas?
Now, we can’t say for certain why exactly men are so lazy about their health, but perhaps it has something to do with the fact that we always get such conflicting information. There are far too many “alternative facts” swirling online about our health. That’s why we’ve compiled all the most egregious examples in one place.
We collected the most common myths about women’s health also men’s health and found the arguments to refute them. If you have questions about health and what to do to avoid following misconceptions, this article will be quite helpful.
There’s nothing you can do about menstrual pain.
According to statistics, 59% of women experience bad pain during menstruation. 20% of women said that the pain doesn’t allow them work or leave home during their periods. There are a few ways to decrease this level of pain. Research shows that warm compresses, staying away from alcohol, drinking coffee, and getting a lot of rest can help lessen the pain.
According to some calculations, around 10% of women suffer from endometriosis — this is a condition when the uterus cells spread to other organs causing painful spasms. If you can’t stand the pain on these days and don’t think that it’s normal, you should see a doctor who can recommend treatment.
Menstrual pain disappears after pregnancy.
The common myth that pregnancy and giving birth can help treat many women’s diseases is not true. Every situation is different from woman to woman. Some time after giving birth, you will notice that menstrual pain may have reduced, but later, the unpleasant sensations will most likely return.