Stress is known to cause unnecessary health hardships. A recent study in an online article analyzed the difference between stress and its effects on the hearts of both women and men. According to the article heart blood flow is elevated in men when they experience mental stress, but does not change in women, a small new study suggests. The discovery may shed light on why women are more likely than men to have heart trouble when they suffer emotional distress, the Penn State College of Medicine researchers said. The study authors measured heart rate, blood pressure and heart blood flow in 17 healthy adults — an almost equal mix of men and women — at rest and while they were performing three minutes of mental arithmetic. In an effort to elevate the stress of doing the math task, the researchers pushed the participants to go faster or told them they were wrong even when they gave the right answer. During the resting period, men and women showed little difference in heart rate, blood pressure and heart blood flow. While performing the math task, all the participants had an elevated heart rate and blood pressure. Heart blood flow also increased in men during the stressful task, but did not change in women. The discovery suggest that women may be more likely to have heart problems while under stress and could explain why women tend to have more heart troubles after stressful events, such as losing a spouse, study leader Chester Ray emphasized. Avoiding stress is not only good for your health but also for your appearance. Dr. Stuart Kincaid encourages his patients to take advantage of the many opportunities available within his practice to fight the appearance of aging. Few things are more stressful than an aging appearance that does not match the youthful way the patient feels. Dr. Stuart Kincaid offers a wide range of laser devices designed to address fine lines and wrinkles and provide moderate skin tightening as noninvasive cosmetic procedures. Dr. Stuart Kincaid also offers injectables including Botox and fillers like Restylane and Juvederm. These products allow Dr. Stuart Kincaid to treat lines and wrinkles on the forehead and add volume were patients have lost volume due to aging. Patients are strongly encouraged to manage stress within their lives in order to enjoy the best long-term appearance from these procedures. Become a Fan on Facebook Follow us on Twitter More on Dr.Kincaid
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