Why Do More Women Have Fibromyalgia?
Transcript of Dr. Jaudy Video Lecture, Why Do More Women Have Fibromyalgia?
QUESTION: Why are women more affected by fibromyalgia?
DR. JAUDY: Now, women, in general, okay, and, ah, this is something maybe men are going to be mad at me about, woman’s brain is a little bit more developed than men. Jeff, don’t be mad at me, okay. Okay, now, and let me, let me, there is a reason for that.
Okay this goes back into years and years of development. The reason why a woman’s brain is a little bit more developed in certain areas, okay, in areas of emotions, so that the amygdala, which is the emotional center, is a little bit more developed, and why is that? Because women, they see the big picture, all right.
Have you ever heard of this “female intuition”. Like telling, telling her husband “don’t do this, this is wrong”. “You’re gonna, you’re gonna get it, ” or something is going to happen and the husband will say “nah, nah, nah, I’m gonna do this,” and then whoops, “ah, honey, you’re right.” Okay. So we, since the beginning of time, since development, we, as men, are classified as hunters. We want to get the job done. “Let’s do it!” Okay, what are you waiting for?” That’s why we have, we are impatient to wait, we are, we want to do things, let’s get on it.
Okay, females, okay, “now, let’s assess, let’s talk, let’s see what’s going on, we don’t want hurt feelings” and all this stuff. So, that’s why being more emotional, more sensitive to environment, that’s why you are hit by the fibromyalgia due to increase of emotional center, and what did you say? One of the causes of fibromyalgia is what? Emotional stress. Females tend to hold more. Okay, like you know, emotionally, and this creates abnormal brain firing. Did that answer your question? Perfect.