Health Problems

Health Problems More Common Among Women Than Men- Examples:-

Autoimmune Diseases/Lupus
Immune system attacks healthy cells in the body; can effect the joints, skin, kidneys, brain, heart, lungs and blood
9 out of 10 people who have lupus are women
Lupus is 3 times more common in black women than in white women
Afflicts almost 2 million Americans; death rates are on the rise
Onset usually occurs between the ages of 15 and 40;  a leading cause of kidney disease, stroke and premature cardiovascular disease in women of childbearing age.