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Symptoms and Treatments Unique to Women

When it comes to disease, gender makes a difference. Cardiovascular disease, the primary killer of women worldwide, often manifests differently in women and men, partly because of the physiology of a woman’s heart. Your heart and blood vessels are smaller than a man’s. Your heart beats faster, even when you sleep. You are more likely to have heart palpitations, because of shifting hormones. And you are also more apt to die within a year of a heart attack.

Women are thinner-skinned than men – and that means the sun causes more damage to your skin. While UVA exposure exacts its toll, menopause brings other changes.

Our physicians also excel at providing comprehensive care for a wide spectrum of conditions that manifest differently or are more common in women:


A Woman's Journey Topic Survey...
Johns Hopkins Medicine’s A Woman’s Journey strives to develop a unique and relevant women’s health conference to provide you with the information to improve your health and the health of those you love. Our success, in part, has been attributed to you and your suggestions of the women’s health topics of greatest interest to you. We therefore ask that you please take a few minutes of your time to identify the health topics of concern to you by completing the new and brief survey by clicking here.


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