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Women's chronic pain
 
 
Women's chronic pain is different than men's
Research has shown that women experience significant pain much more than men.
Women also have more recurrent pain compared to men and it's often more intense and long lasting.
Women's Pain: A Closer Look
 
Several conditions are commonly associated with chronic pain in women, Kelly says. Among them:
 
- Fibromyalgia
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Osteoarthritis
- Migraine headaches
 Men, on the other hand, are more likely to report chronic pain from cluster headaches, gout, heart disease, or other problems.
For women, there's some evidence that in many cases pain may subside after they reach menopause, suggesting hormonal links, .
Gender Gap for Pain
 
Women's reactions to chronic pain are also different than are men’s. Women tend to focus on the emotional aspects of pain they experience, and men tend to focus on sensory aspects.
For instance,  a man in pain may simply note that he hurts. But women, often get emotional, worrying that they may not be able to care for their children or go to work.
 
Explaining the Gender Gap
 
Why do men and women experience chronic pain differently? it may be the influence of sex hormones such as estrogen, or psychosocial aspects such as the way men and women are expected to react.
Differences in coping strategies may help explain the differences, too.
 
Treating Women's C
 
Treating Women's Chronic Pain 
Differences persist when it comes to treatment of men's chronic pain and women's chronic pain
women see the pain ''as something you can manage and take care of." They are advised to work on changing the negative thoughts about the pain.
combining therapy with medications only when necessary.
Besides therapy to change thought processes and medication, physical activity is required.