Ann Agric Environ Med 2021 Dec 31;28(4):569-574. Epub 2021 Mar 31.
Faculty of Social Medicine, Medical University, Łódź, Poland.
The sensation of pain is common to both animals and human beings. Its threshold, intensity, tolerability, and characteristics are variable and depend on ethnicity, gender, stress exposure, co-existing mental disorders, such as depression or anxiety, social and economical background, as well as on genetic factors. It is estimated that about 5 and 20 percent of population suffer from acute and chronic pain, respectively, which results in the search for medical advice in healthcare facilities, and causes great expenses in health care budgets worldwide. Read More