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How Women And Men’s Health Concerns Differ

No matter where you look you’ll find information talking about men’s health and women’s health issues, and while there are clearly some base differences one of the questions that are likely occurred to you is ‘just how different are they?’. The concerns that face men and women are obviously quite different when it comes to reproductive health, but outside of that, it stands to reason that our bodies function in much the same way so our health concerns should be similar. With a little digging, you’ll learn that this is usually, but not always, true.

Different Screenings Are Required For Men than Women
This is one of the most immediate differences between men and women’s health, what kind of medical conditions they’re subject to and the screenings required to identify them. Women need to start having screenings for cervical cancer, Pap tests, and HPV from the age of 21, something for which there really isn’t a male equivalent. Men, on the other hand, need to start getting screened for prostate cancer as they hedge into their golden years. One screening that men and women alike should receive is breast cancer screenings. While it’s much less common in men that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a concern at all.

Women and Men React To Illness Differently
One of the shared concerns between men and women that most clearly demonstrates this is heart attacks. We all know the symptoms that men experience and are told to watch for, including shortness of breath and sharp pains in the arm, but women tend to experience these events differently. In one case a woman reported that she was experiencing soreness in her breasts, but the ultimate culprit wasn’t her breasts at all, but her heart. Women and men also experience diabetes differently, with it being common for women to start developing yeast infections as a result of the imbalance in their pH caused by the disease.

Women and Men Require Different Specialists
The first and most obvious example of this is OB/GYN’s, which are clearly a requirement for women but not something men need concern themselves with. In fact, women need to start seeing these specialists as early as 13 and 15. There simply isn’t an equivalent to this for men, whose need for a specialist tends to occur as a result of some burgeoning pathology rather than the natural process of aging. The sole exception to this, of course, is the proctologist, who male patients will become familiar with as they passed 40 years of age.

If you’ve got concerns about your health and want to know whether you need to see a specialist or simply what you should focus on when it comes to your health, give Dr. Ashley Hall a call at Thrive Rejuvenation. They’ve been helping patients in the Newport Beach, CA area optimize their health and get the most out of every stage of their lives, and they can help you do the same. Schedule an appointment and their team of experts will help assess you and determine what therapies will help you thrive!