Women vs. Men Do The Differences Between Women and Men Go Beyond Just Body Shape?
- Osteoporosis affects more women than men, and after menopause, the loss to bone mass in the hip is 33% more rapid in women than men.
- Headaches occur more frequently in women than men; the prevalence in women is 15-17 percent versus 3-6 percent in men.
- Often women experience different symptoms of a heart attack than men. The crushing pain associated with pain radiating down the left arm may be felt in women, but often women complain of more vague symptoms, including fatigue, upset stomach, or “just not feeling well.” (The female heart is two thirds the size of the male heart and has smaller coronary arteries. )
- Drugs are metabolized differently in women…often slower, resulting in a different affect than men. This may mean that women need smaller doses than men
- Our immune system is different than a man’s. Women are far more likely to suffer the following autoimmune disorders: lupus erythematosus, Sjogren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.
Because of these differences, many of which are relatively new concepts for the medical field, doctors are beginning to medically treat men and women differently in accordance with their diversities.
It is important to talk with your physician or nurse midwife about these differences/ You want to create a good relationship with your health care provider to make sure you are treated individually.
We are different in more ways than how we think and how we look–refreshing and challenging at the same time
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