VARIOUS factors that can cause a person to develop diseases such as risk, genetics, and lifestyle.
However, a person’s gender can also affect and there are even several types of diseases that are more identical to women than men.
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Here are 5 diseases that are more popular among women.
Research conducted by Duke-NUS Medical School and Novartis found that migraines were three times more common in women than in men.
The reason is, because of hormonal imbalance, and more than 50 percent of migraines that occur in women occur before, during, and after menstruation.
Another study found that women’s brains have a trigger to activate the waves that are responsible for migraine attacks.
The data obtained found that one in five women had a stroke. This figure is higher than the case of men which is one in six cases.
There are several factors that increase the risk of stroke in women, including the use of certain hormone therapy and the consumption of contraceptive pills.
Both increase the risk of blood clots that can lead to ischemic stroke. In addition, women are also at risk of rupturing a blood vessel in the brain that causes a hemorrhagic stroke.
As is well known, uncontrolled high blood pressure can also be a cause of stroke.
- Rheumatoid arthritis
This autoimmune disease occurs three times more often in women than in men.
Until recently, the exact cause of this disease was unknown, but the combination of the X chromosome and genes related to immunization, hormones, and environmental factors were said to be the main cause.
Many studies have shown that insomnia is more common in women than in men. This is related to hormonal changes, especially at menopause.
In addition, recent research has shown that women are more likely to inherit certain genes that increase the likelihood of developing insomnia than men.
The Singapore Mental Health Study in 2017 found that lifelong depressive disorders were more common in women by 7.2 percent than in men, 4.3 percent.
Could be due to certain events that happened to increase the risk of depression. For example, giving birth or experiencing menopause earlier.
Additionally, office chores and family care routines can be triggers for depression.