Women's health is the effect of gender on disease and health that encompasses a broad range of biological and psychosocial issues.The last 10 – 15 years have brought an increased awareness in the scientific communities that men and women differ biologically, particularly in their response to pain. Abundant evidence indicates that women have “lower pain thresholds, higher pain ratings, and lower tolerance to pain.” Furthermore, some disease symptoms manifest differently in women. For example, the symptoms of a heart attack can be significantly different for women than for men. Therefore, it is paramount that women are aware of these differences and become proactive in maintaining their health.
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