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Common Women’s Health Issues

Due to differences in hormone levels, anatomy, and genes, women can be at a higher risk of developing several medical conditions variations than men. Among female populations, there are also possible variations, depending on economic backgrounds, age, and ethnics. To reduce the risk and stay healthy, it is important to inform yourself about possible risk factors. In this article, we’ll show you the 12 most common health issues in women to be aware of.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative and progressive brain condition. It is one of the most common types of dementia in the elderly. While increasing age is a major risk factor, this disorder is not a part of aging. Most of the reported cases are in people over 65 years old. And more than half of them are women. Alzheimer’s disease often starts with simple confusion and forgetfulness in the mid-60s. Over time, further damage to the brain cells can lead to irreversible mental impairments. There is currently no cure for this condition, but many medications can help improve the symptoms. [1]