Contents page 1 — men are not patients page 2 — women suffer more often from autoimmune diseases, page 3 — men are much less likely for the Depression to be diagnosed On a page

imagine your mother, your wife or your sister says on a Saturday afternoon at once, you feel very funny, kind of shaky. You suck, you get bad air, have strong abdominal pain. You don’t want to go to the hospital. Then you bring in the overcrowded emergency room. The doctor asks a few questions, get rest and tablets rubs against the Nausea: don’t you Come back when it gets better.

at Night, the patient has no sleep. So you ride early in the morning back with her to the hospital. The Doctor is now on duty, is immediately concerned: The blood pressure is much too high. Hastily ECG are pasted electrodes. The suspicion of the Doctor is confirmed: a heart attack.

This Situation is fictional, of course. You could, however, be exactly what happened. Because after a heart attack, the data from the USA show women are still dying more often than men (AHA scientific Statements: Mehta et al., 2016). The mortality rate depends to of who treated you. Women – a recent study shows, from a Doctor, they survive much more often (PNAS: Greenwood et al., 2018).

The man until Recently was considered the Standard

If a man comes into the emergency room and stabbing pain in the chest complains, is immediately clear: He’s life is in danger. Women, however, speak first, more often of non-specific complaints. “On demand of many patients to confirm a pressure or tightness in the chest,” says the cardiologist Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, Director of the Charité Berlin, the Institute for gender research in medicine.

“The heart attack will be taken as an impressive example: If the doctor does not notice the difference in symptoms between a man and a woman, dies a man,” said Vera Regitz-Zagrosek. “But there are in all areas of medicine, examples of a gender-specific treatment was important and not the Standard.”

Until Recently, the man was regarded as the Standard. The medicine made little effort in their studies, specifically women include. After in the sixties, thousands of women who had taken in the pregnancy, the sleeping and sedative thalidomide, had brought children with malformations to the world, women were excluded even categorically from clinical drug trials. Too great was the fear that they could be during the study, pregnant and a child with a disability to the world. However, at the beginning of the nineties reports that drugs work for patients other than patients, for example, Aspirin (Thrombosis Research: Buchanan et al. accumulated., 1983). In addition, studies have shown that women with heart disease in the hospital are not as well treated as men (New England Journal of Medicine: Steingart et al., 1991). In 1994, we rowed back, therefore, for the First time in the U.S., medical guidelines have been published to test the required, female subjects in clinical studies.


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