Even with a life routine considered healthier and even safer, some diseases circumvent this extra care and affect the female population more than the male population.
All the self-care taken by women in relation to health, mainly reflects their expectation, which according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), is 80.3 years, compared to the expectation of 73.3 years for men.
Hormonal combinations, genetic and even environmental factors explain why certain diseases affect women more.
With that in mind, we separate some diseases that deserve extra care, both for prevention and treatment.
6 diseases that affect women more than men
A study carried out in 2017 by the University of Coimbra identified that women are more affected by Alzheimer’s than men.
The result was obtained after analysis of middle-aged mice, which showed that with age, females suffered from a decrease in estrogen in the brain, contributing to cognitive dysfunction, neuro-degeneration, neuronal death, as well as the much-feared disease. .
2. Eating disorders
In addition to several other factors, the aesthetic pressure imposed by society is one of the main reasons why eating disorders affect the female population more.
These disorders tend to present themselves mainly in the phases when women are more vulnerable to external influences, however, it is not the only justification for the cause of anorexia, bulimia, orthorexia and other eating disorders.
In addition to pressure, these disorders can also occur due to genetic, biological or psychological reasons.
3. Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)
Women are among the main risk groups for the worrying Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA).
Among the main symptoms of the diagnosis, the lack of strength in a single arm, facial deviation, mainly distorting the smile and difficulty in speech are among the main symptoms of the diagnosis.
Avoiding smoking, maintaining a healthy and balanced diet, controlling blood pressure, as well as regular physical activity are among the forms of prevention.
4. Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is also on the list of diseases that affect women more than men.
The disease is degenerative, chronic and inflammatory. In general, it tends to appear more between the ages of 20 and 40.
Symptoms include fatigue, altered balance, blurred vision, intestinal and urinary complaints, loss of muscle strength, sexual problems and changes in sensitivity.
Experts point out that fibromyalgia occurs seven times more in women than in men.
As much as the treatment guarantees a better quality of life for the patient who received the diagnosis, the disease does not have a concrete cure.
Associated with other symptoms such as depression, sleep disturbances, anxiety, fatigue and intestinal disorders, fibromyalgia affects the muscles and usually causes intense pain.
6. Urinary tract infection
Last but not least, we have urinary tract infection, which is more frequent in females mainly due to the size of the female urethra.
Because it is less, bacteria can reach the bladder more easily, which causes infection.
Warning: This text is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide diagnoses or solutions to medical or psychological problems. If in doubt, consult a specialist before starting any type of treatment.
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