Differences between men and women can make important differences in women’s medical care.
According to an article in *How’s your Health regarding Women’s Issues are as follows:
- Womens’ smaller size generally makes women more prone to the effects (and harmful effects) of medications, alcohol, and cigarettes.
- Depending on a woman’s age and reproductive status, women also need different amounts of calcium, iron, and folic acid than men.
- Normal hormone cycles make women more likely to have worsening of some problems. For example, headaches and acne may get worse before menstruation.
- Similar health problems may present differently. For example women who are having a heart attack seem more likely to have upper abdomen pain, sickness to stomach or shortness of breath than men.
Learn more on Women’s Issues Chapter 14