Cardiac Stress Face Men Stronger Than Women
This finding explains why women are more likely to experience heart problems than men when experiencing mental distress such as stress.
The study was conducted by measuring heart rate, blood pressure and blood flow in 17 healthy adults consisting of men and women, both when they are in a state of rest and when they face the math test. To provide stress to the participants, researchers urged the participants to finish the test is given.
The study, presented on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego showed that, at rest, the statistics of heart rate, blood pressure and blood flow in men and women showed little difference.
Similarly, when do the math test, both men and women experience an increase in heart rate and blood pressure. Blood flow also increased in male participants, female participants while blood flow did not change.
This is the basic conclusion of researchers, that women are more prone to heart problems when they are under pressure. The results also confirmed that stress can affect overall health level.
“Reducing stress is a step that is required of all people, regardless of your gender. However, studies have shown how stress may put women at risk of heart disease is greater, “said Chester Ray, as head of the research.
Ray also added that more research on the mechanisms behind the differences between men and women could someday lead to more targeted treatments, so no prevention for women at risk of developing heart disease, he said as quoted by newshealth.
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