His Stress is Not Her Stress
Scientific studies have proven that your gender has A LOT to do with how stress affects you and your health!
And, get this...
Being a man or a women actually affects your stress response so much that it even determines your future risk of developing diseases and even the
age of your death!
WOMEN SUFFER MORE
In general, women experience more stress, report more symptoms from stress, and are more sensitive to the effects of stress than men.
Women also have higher baseline cortisol levels and higher ‘natural’ cortisol pulses compared to men.
As if this were not enough, the adrenal glands of women are
SO, it takes less stress to increase cortisol
levels in women.
This is Mainly Because...
Sex Hormones Affect Cortisol Levels
Men generally have lower cortisol levels and don't have the same level of sensitivity to stress...WHY??
Part of it has to do with the differences in male and female brain structure and neurotransmitter levels.
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL....
The MAIN reason has to do with differences in
testosterone and estrogen levels!