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Facts About Women's Health

Women are twice as likely as men to get multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, migraine headaches and irritable bowel syndrome.

Women experience depression twice as often as men.

Migraine headaches affect 15 % to 17% of women, but only 3% to 6% of men.

The cellular differences between the sexes may influence the amount and type of medicine needed to treat a disease.

Although men have more heart attacks than women, women are more likely to die within one year of having one. More women than men die of stroke each year, even though the stroke rate among men is higher.

80% of the roughly 210,000 hip fractures each year occur in women.

Approximately 20% of women who sustain a hip fracture die within the first year from complications of the fracture.

The gastrointestinal tract is equally gender sensitive: Irritable bowel syndrome affects twice as many women as men, while gastro-esophageal reflux occurs in two thirds of all pregnant women.

 
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