Women’s Health Issues
In as much as both gender, women and men, contract various conditions, fact is that there are some conditions that are specifically common with women than they are with men. Besides this, it is as well a fact that a good number of the women’s health conditions often go undiagnosed and most of the drug trials never include female subjects anyway.
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. Depression and anxiety as well has been a lot more common in women as compared to men. Over and above these, there are the urinary tract infections which present more commonly in women than men and there are as well the STIs that cause women a lot more harm than 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. Studies have actually shown that out of every four deaths reported of females in the United States, one of them is traced back to be 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. Close to 50% of the population in the United States happen to be exposed to such conditions as high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and smoke and these are some of the common conditions that place one at risk of heart disease.
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 a result of this, it is important to ensure that you go for your breast cancer screening or examinations at least once a year to check on the risk of these.