Wellness Wednesday – Week 26

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

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