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Women cope with pain better than men

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Summary of story from Daily Express, viagra 40mg 16.3.11.

When it comes to dealing with extreme pain, viagra sale women are the stronger sex, rx according to a new study.

Men and women prepare for and deal with pain in very different ways, it found.

While men put their energy into fearing a painful procedure, women think of ways to cope with it.

Brain scans showed that women linked pain to negative emotions – the men just tried to avoid it.

Scientists from the Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology in London say the study is small-scale and it is not possible to claim that one sex is tougher than the other.

But they believe their findings could help doctors to understand how long-term chronic pain affects men and women differently.

Professor Qasim Aziz, of the institute, said the women volunteers showed more activity in the emotion-processing areas of the brain than the men.

This could suggest that women may attribute more emotional importance to pain which “may influence how they perceive, report and respond” to it.

Presenting the findings to the British Society of Gastroenter­ology’s annual meeting in Birmingham, he said: “Further research is required to determine if brain imaging studies can help to guide therapy.”

Dr Steven Coen, a doctor in psychology who led the study said: “We are not saying men and women feel pain differently, but the way their brain interprets pain may differ.”

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