Women Feel More Pain Than Men

by Medindia Content Team on  October 28, 2005 at 3:08 PM General Health News
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Women Feel More Pain Than Men
At last scientist have confirmed what man has always knows - Women feel more pain than men.
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The scientific fact is that women have more nerve receptors, which cause them to feel pain more intensely than men. According to researcher Bradon Wilhelmi, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, women averaged 34 nerve fibres per square centimetre of facial skin while men averaged only 17.

At present 15 to 20% of the US population suffers from acute pain and 25 to 30 percent suffer from chronic pain.

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'Eighty-seven percent of the 9.2 million cosmetic surgery procedures performed last year were on women,' said Wilhelmi. 'The ability to minimize pain often affects a patient's perception of their results.'

'We hope this data will give new perspective on how to better treat post-operative pain in women.'

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