Women Care Hospital in Indiranagar | The Life+ Hospital
Women have the unbelievable ability to do things that men cannot do—namely, grow a human being inside of them!
But sadly, women are also prone to developing certain conditions or diseases more than men.
So let us try to understand some of the health conditions to which women are more prone than men
Here are seven diseases that are statistically more common in women than men:
1. Mental health problems
Anxiety, depression and stress are more common in women than in men. Women are 2 more times prone to anxiety and depression then women.
2. Breast cancer
Yes it a fact that more women are diagnosed with breast cancer than men. It will surprise you that even men get breast cancer. However, the numbers are very small, its only about 1 percent of all breast cancer cases are males.
3. Autoimmune conditions
Surprisingly, about 75 percent of people with autoimmune conditions are women. The fact behind for the large discrepancy between males and females is not known.
4. Thyroid disease
Thyroid produces an important hormone that is very important for metabolism. If the hormone is produces in excess it may lead to hyperthyroidism and if it is in less quantity is may lead to hypothyroidism.
In India women are more prone to thyroid problems, probably 7 to 8 time higher than men.
Women also have a 1 in 8 chance of having thyroid issues in their lifetime.
Women are also at greater risk for stroke than men. Some of the risk factors are universal—such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and family history—but others are unique to women. Women may increase their risk of stroke if they take birth control, do hormone replacement therapy or are pregnant.
6. Bladder problems and UTIs
Women has higher chance to get urinary tract infections (UTIs) and bladder infection and the reason behind this is the female anatomy They also have more bladder and incontinence issues because of pregnancy and childbirth.
In India, the rate of osteoporosis in women is substantially higher than in men. About 80% of osteoporosis patients are women.
There are two main reasons behind this
- Compared to men women have less bone density than women.
- In women estrogen drops during menopause and women tend to lose bone density.