Women and men have many of the same health problems, but they can affect women differently. For example, women may have different symptoms of heart disease. Some diseases or conditions are more common in women, such as osteoarthritis, obesity and depression. And some conditions, such as menopause and pregnancy, are unique to them.
Women sometimes neglect their own health and focus instead on their partner’s and their children’s. Take care of yourself first, get regular checkups, mammograms and screenings. Early detection is important for treating breast, cervical, uterine and ovarian cancer.