What Health Issues Do Women Face?
In many cases, anyone of any gender can find themselves diagnosed with a serious illness. However, there are certain conditions that are unique to women or are more likely to affect them.
Understanding these conditions and the risks associated with them can help protect you and the women in your life.
Heart disease is the cause of 25% of deaths among women in the United States. In fact, according to the CDC, 1 in 16 women over the age of 20 live with coronary heart disease. While it equally affects men and women, fewer women are aware of how gravely it can affect them, so they may not take the precautions necessary to protect themselves.
Breast cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer among women. While some women may be genetically predisposed to breast cancer, there are several risk factors associated with this illness. In order to spot any possibility of cancer, it’s essential to keep up with self-examinations and mammograms, especially as you age, and receive additional testing if you are at high-risk.
Women can experience a wide range of issues when it comes to their reproductive organs, such as:
Ovarian or cervical cancer
Menstruation issues, such as bleeding in between periods or frequent urination
Infertility due to undetected STIs
Although there is no definitive reason as to why, women are at a higher risk for developing autoimmune diseases, such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, and Multiple Sclerosis. Experts believe it may be due to a combination of factors, including hormone levels, immune system, response, and genetics.
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