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These 12 Diseases Are More Common In Women Than In Men. Check Them Out.

Different diseases affect humans from time to time. Some diseases are preventable while others are autoimmune. It is however unfortunate that, some diseases may show up in women more than in men. For the purpose of awareness and taking precautionary measures, ladies need to have a fair knowledge of these diseases and find a way around them.

 1. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

According to the National Kidney Foundation, the female population has a higher prevalence of UTIs than men. Experts believe that because women have shorter urethras—the ducts that help excrete urine from the bladder—they are more susceptible to bacterial transmissions in the genital area. This makes it quite undebatable when women are noted to be leading in the regard.

 2. Breast Cancer.

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Women are much more likely suffer from breast cancer. This does not mean that, men can not. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer in the white community is approximately 100 times less common among men than women, and in the black community, 70 times less common among men than women. Women need to carry out regular check ups for early diagnosis and treatment.

 3. Arthritis

Though arthritis affects more than one in four adults, the disease is more commonly seen in women than men. The Arthritis Foundation notes that generally speaking, doctor-diagnosed arthritis is seen in 26 percent of women and 18 percent of men.

 4. Osteoporosis

This disease causes the bones to become so brittle that even an action as minor as sneezing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis mostly affects women than men. Research reveals that approximately 80 percent of all Americans with osteoporosis are female. It is therefore a condition that every individual needs to worry about as they grow.

 5. Small Vessel Disease

Small vessel disease is a heart condition characterized by damage in the walls of the small arteries in the heart. It can be caused by excessive smoking and high blood pressure increase a person's risk of the disease regardless of gender. Research shows that this disease is seen more in women than in men.

6. Lupus

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that usually attacks everything from blood cells to the brain. According to the Lupus Foundation of America, this immunity-impairing illness is most commonly seen in adult women, though women of colour are two to three times more at risk than white women.

 7. Stroke

For men and women alike, strokes are a significant cause for concern. However, women need to be slightly more vigilant than men: While strokes are the fifth leading cause of death for men, they are the third leading cause for women, according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 8. Multiple Sclerosis

Doctors have known for a long time that women are more likely than men to get multiple sclerosis (MS), but they're just beginning to learn why. In 2014, a group of researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis studied the brains of both men and women with MS, hoping to discover some noticeable differences. The results? They found that women vulnerable to the disease had significantly higher levels of S1PR2, a blood vessel receptor protein that aids in the process causing MS.

 9. Adult Asthma

Though one in three people overall have asthma, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America notes that 9.8 percent of women over the age of 18 have the respiratory disorder, compared to just 5.4 percent of men.

 10. Celiac Disease

If you love carbohydrate-heavy foods such as bread, then the last thing you would want to be diagnosed with is celiac disease. People with this disease can't eat anything with the protein gluten in it if they do, they can have abdominal cramps. Bad news for women, then: According to the Celiac Disease Center at the University of Chicago School of Medicine, this autoimmune disease is more frequently diagnosed in women.

11. Depression

Women are more vulnerable to some mental health issues as well. According to one 2015 study published in the Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience, 5.5 percent of women globally had a diagnosis of depression in 2010, compared to just 3.2 percent of men.

 12. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of the population globally suffers from IBS, a gastrointestinal disorder that causes cramping, bloating, and other painful issues. And of the people who suffer from the syndrome, approximately 60 percent are female and 40 percent are male, according to the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders.


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