Lifestyle

These Diseases Affect Women More Than Men

Being a woman is a potential health hazard. On top of other problems - periods, childbirth, the pink tax, fighting for equal pay - women are also more susceptible to numerous health conditions, particularly autoimmune diseases. 

For many of the medical conditions more common in women than men, the differences in risk are striking. Sometimes, women are 60% more likely to get a condition, and often, modern medicine doesn't have an answer why, even taking into account differences in biology

Hormones are often to blame when there is a scientific explanation for why women are at a higher risk of certain diseases. Changes in hormone levels, whether at puberty, after childbirth, or due to menopause, can all trigger the onset of many serious health conditions. 

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