5 health conditions that affect women more than men that will surprise you!
Men and women might differ in a variety of the ways, but some of the most significant ones are health-related. While there are certain diseases--like breast cancer-- that are more commonly associated with women, just as others are with men, there are other conditions that disproportionately affect females that aren't quite as obvious.
These health problems, which range from very treatable ailments to more serious autoimmune disorders, are less easily recognized-- meaning some women could be suffering for years before being officially diagnosed.
Since it's important for everyone to stay informed (and as attuned to their body as possible) we rounded up 5 illnesses that could be affecting you--or a woman in your family--more than you think. Learn more about them below:
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes the body's immune system to attack healthy tissues, affecting an individual's joints and organs. Though no one knows what causes it, an astonishing 90 percent of the people with lupus are women, according to the Lupus Foundation of America.