When men have pressing pains in the chest that radiate into the arm, the case is just as clear to doctors as it is to laymen: heart attack. Less well known, however, are the warning signs in women, which is why they more often die unnoticed of cardiovascular diseases. They are also more often affected by misdiagnosis or wrong medication for other complaints. Gender medicine has therefore been insisting for years on more gender-specific treatments.
Vivere 2/2020: Women's hearts beat differently
Not only can diseases progress differently in women, but the symptoms also differ from those of men. The biological sex sometimes even influences the mode of action of drugs. For a long time, medicine has ignored this fact - with sometimes fatal consequences.