Health Issues: Men vs. Women

I've always wondered why women are more vulnerable to some diseases and why men react differently to some medications. I found this arti... thumbnail 1 summary
I've always wondered why women are more vulnerable to some diseases and why men react differently to some medications. I found this article and wanna share this with you.
  • Heart Disease - Heart disease kills thousands each year - but women are more affected and it strikes women, on average, 10 years later than men. Women are also more likely than men to have a second heart attack within a year of the first one;
  • Depression - Women are two to three times more likely than men to suffer from depression in part because women's brains make less of the hormone serotonin;
  • Osteoporosis - of 10 people suffering from osteoporosis, only two are men. Women are more affected because of a higher rate of lost bone mass;
  • Smoking - Smoking has a more negative effect on cardiovascular health of women than men. Women who are less successful quitting smoking and have more severe withdrawal symptoms;
  • STD'S - Women are two times more likely than men to contract a sexually transmitted disease, and more likely to experience significant drops in body weight;
  • Anesthesia - Men then to wake up more slowly from anesthesia than women - an average of 11 minutes for men and seven minutes for women;
  • Drug Reactions - Even common drug like antihistamines and antibiotic drugs can cause different reactions and side effects in women and men;
  • Autoimmune Disease - Three out of four people suffering from autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus are women;
  • Alcohol - Women produce less f the gastric enzyme that breaks down ethanol in the stomach. Therefore, after consuming the same amount of alcohol, women have higher blood alcohol content than men, even allowing for size differences;
  • Pain - Some pain medications (known as kappa opiates) are far more effective in relieving pain in women that in men. (Living Well, pp12,)





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