These Health Conditions Specifically Impact Women

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Breast cancer

There is no concrete cause for the onset of the disease, but there are risk factors, including age (the risk increases in women over 50), family history, not having children or having them after 30, excess weight, high alcohol consumption, and a sedentary lifestyle.

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Cervical cancer

Occurring most commonly after menopause, one of the key features of cervical cancer is its slow progression, since it can take 10 to 20 years to develop.

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Urinary tract infection

This infection manifests itself when there is a drop in estrogen and bacteria that protect this intimate region of the female body, mainly as a result of unprotected sexual intercourse or due to the presence of gastrointestinal bacteria that migrate to the bladder.

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Candidiasis

Also known as yeast infection, this affliction doesn't fit into the category of sexually transmitted diseases since it can be contracted even in the absence of sexual intercourse.

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Bacterial vaginosis

Although it also occurs due to intimate contact or sexual intercourse, this infection is not considered a sexually transmitted disease.

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Vaginitis

It's is an inflammation of the vagina that can result in itching, pain, and abnormal discharge characterized by an unpleasant smell.

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Osteoporosis

Women in the postmenopausal stage are most commonly affected by this bone disease, which results from low levels of calcium in the body.

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Alzheimer

This degenerative disease interferes with the brain's cognitive abilities and compromises several of its functions.

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Depression

This condition is characterized by a lack of interest in everything, loss of self-esteem, and mood swings. Symptoms can be controlled with the assistance of professionals, which might include medication.

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Polycystic ovary

It's an endocrine disorder that alters hormonal levels and causes the formation and growth of ovarian cysts. This disease is characterized by irregular menstrual cycles, presence of micro cysts in the ovaries, and high levels of testosterone.

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health conditions

Every body is different, but women are more susceptible to some diseases than men due to different combinations of female hormones, genetics, and/or environmental factors.

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