Women's Health Week

Source: O'Followell
This week is women's health week. Women are susceptible to unique diseases from men, and sometimes more susceptible to diseases that both sexes share. Ovarian, endometrial, uterine, cervical, and vaginal cancers are all unique to women, as well as pregnancy and its complications. Breast cancer is also considered a women's health matter, though it can sometimes occur in men. Cardiovascular disease, including heart attack, hypertension, and stroke, also has unique aspects of susceptibility in women.

Health differences between the sexes can be attributed to differences in their anatomy and hormonal profiles. In particular is the presence of menses in a woman's life, with menopause being a time of transition to a more masculine hormonal profile, leading to cardiovascular risk equivalency between men at women after that time point.

Are there particular women's health issues that concern you or that you'd like to know more about?

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