By and large, in as much as both gender happen to contract various conditions, men and women alike, the reality is that there are some health conditions that tend to affect women differently and more commonly. Over and above this, a good number of the women’s health conditions in most cases go undiagnosed and most of the drug trials do not involve female subjects.
Though this is the case, it is to be noted as a fact that there are some health conditions that happen to be quite particular and exclusive to the female gender and some of these are such as breast cancer, menopause, cervical cancer and pregnancy. Notable as well is the fact that compared to men, stats have revealed that more women succumb to conditions such as heart disease. The other condition that has been so common in women as compared to men is depression and anxiety. Added to these are urinary tract infections which are more common in women than men and as well there are the STIs which have caused women a lot more harm as compared to men. Here are some of the conditions that present more frequently in women that happen to be posing serious health risks to women.
One of these particular conditions that affect more women and pose such a serious threat to women’s health is that of Heart Disease and is the first we will take a look at here. According to what has been seen from reports and studies, one out of every four deaths of women in the United States has been as a result of heart disease. In as much as many have thought that this is a condition that affects more men than women, the reality is that this is a condition that affects both genders on a near equal basis or rate. In as much as this is the case, it’s so unfortunate going by the fact that only about 54% of women actually appreciate the fact that heart disease is indeed such a condition that so threatens their lives. Heart disease is a risk that many happen to be exposed to, actually about 50% of the population, and this is as a result of the fact that they are exposed to such conditions as high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and smoke.
Talking of these conditions, the other that has been proved to be so common to women is that of breast cancer. By the way, breast cancer is one of the most aggressive forms of cancers and as a matter of fact, affects millions and millions of the global female population. Talking of breast cancers, this is a condition that has presented mostly in the developed nations and this is attributed to the fact of the extended life spans of the population. As such, it has been advisable that women have their breast screening procedures done at least once a year.