Bodies of Men and Women are created completely different. And that is the reason, why they react in different ways to different diseases. This is completely unfair, to treat two completely different biological structures in the same way. Today, we will talk about, some of the diseases and their different impacts on men and women.
At some point in their lifetime, roughly 20 percent of women and 10 percent of men experience depression, a syndrome characterized by persistent feelings of sadness or loss of interest, plus sometimes feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or hopelessness. Women are more likely than men to attempt suicide, but men more often die from the attempt.
Differences in men’s and women’s brain structures and hormones may explain the split in prevalence. It could also stem from the disparate upbringings of boys and girls, as well as rates of abuse, women’s tendency to use internalizing coping styles, and their disadvantaged social status. As for symptoms, women usually suffer from increased appetite, weight gain, hypersomnia (sleeping too much), anxiety, and physical pain. Men tend to exhibit insomnia, weight loss, and irritability.
Men have a higher risk of stroke (when blood stops flowing to the brain) until age 85. That’s when the risk for women skyrockets. Stroke outcomes are also different in women and in men. Women’s strokes more often are fatal or result in a poor quality of life.
In addition to the universal symptoms (numbness and weakness in the face, arms, or legs; confusion; difficulty speaking or walking), women also experience sudden hiccups; face, limb, or chest pain; nausea; and exhaustion.
3. Alzheimer’s Disease
An estimated 5 million people in the United States ages 65 and older have Alzheimer’s disease, an aggressive, premature deterioration of the brain that results in dementia. Women make up 64 percent of this population. The disease often progresses more quickly in women—particularly when it comes to memory loss—than in men.
The high female prevalence of this illness can partially be attributed to the fact that women live longer than men, and that the disease typically afflicts the elderly. But there’s more to the disparity than lifespan: A 2014 Annals of Neurology study showed that healthy women who carry the gene variant ApoE4 have an 80 percent chance of developing cognitive decline or Alzheimer’s disease; men with the same gene only have a 27 percent risk.
These are some of the diseases which effect most, but like them, other bigger and smaller diseases may also have different effects, and thus we should be careful.