Women are Entitled to More Love!

ECA_030Woman is one of the most wonderful creations of Nature! She looks petite, delicate and gentle, but at her core, she is strong, determined and competent, which is why she has survived of so many hardships by her fellows. But how can she fight the Almighty Nature? Yes, Nature has offered her a greater vulnerability than men to many diseases as a woman! What are they?

Depression

Depression catches double number of women than men. Around one in five women suffers from depression. Reason is unknown yet. It is a guess that women undergo many hormonal ups and downs during menstruation, pregnancy and menopause, which makes them moody. But “Psychology Today” explains that women generally tend to think more and deep and so, are predisposed to depression. Women tend to live longer too which creates a feeling of loss and loneliness, which too leads to depression.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome has been defined by the “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” as a devastating and complex disorder wherein an overwhelming fatigue which is not improved by bed rest and host of other problems are experienced by the patient. Other problems faced are memory loss, muscle pain and insomnia. This disorder makes people overwhelmed merely by thought of simple tasks like dressing or taking a shower. This disorder too is commoner in women and though exact cause has not yet understood, certain hormones or brain functions are being held responsible.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS), a central nervous system disease, affects woman 2 to 3 times more than men. MS is classified by many experts as an autoimmune disease, but lack of a specific antigen stimulating immune response prevents others to think so. The onset of this disease can be anywhere between 20 and 40 years of age with symptoms widely ranging from muscle numbness to vision loss or paralysis. Though treatments have been found at present for lessening the symptoms, cure has not been found yet.

Lupus

Lupus too is an autoimmune disease in which our immune system mistakenly attacks our own healthy tissues affecting joints, skin and many other organs. Symptoms too are varied, some commonest being headache, fatigue, hair loss, swollen feet or joints, legs, eyes, and hands, and so on. Cause of lupus is not yet known but women are at greater risk to this nasty disease. Over 90% patients of lupus are women. What’s worse, it affects young women due to which it usually remains undiagnosed and therefore untreated and later causes long term effects. Symptoms may be fatigue and joint pain, for which doctors may not think to send them to a nephrologist and by the time they are diagnosed of lupus, they undergo serious kidney problems.

Celiac Disease

National Foundation for Celiac Awareness has stated that celiac disease which is a negative reaction of our immune system to eating gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye and barley) occurs more commonly in women than in men. Among celiac patients, about 60% to 70% are women. Though generally celiac disease is supposed to affect mainly stomach, in women it affects reproductive system too, resulting into menstrual problems and unexplained infertility. However, this linkage is not well established.

Though we cannot fight Nature and reverse this unfavorable division of vulnerability to diseases between men and women, we can at least do one thing and it is to treat woman more sympathetically, compassionately and lovingly – understanding that she needs just that and nothing else to overcome the flaws Nature has put in her, along with all her strengths!

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