Top 5 Health Risks for Women
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1. Heart Disease
2. Cancer
3. Stroke
4. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
5. Alzheimer's

Tell me what you think!



COCPD? What is it? Sounds nasty! Pulmonary so lungs right? what type of cancer is most prevalent in women? is it breast cancer?



Hmm...we live in a pretty stressful environment which is probably why heart disease is on top...and we live longer than males too which is why we are more susceptible to Alzheimers



Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease refers to emphysema and chronic bronchitis. You get this from smoking. Yep for the cancer its breast then cervical that kills women.



Wow, heart disease is #1...what's for the guys?



i think its the same. heart disease is related to stress and its no wonder its the #1 killer as women are so stressed these days!



what about brest cancer?



#3 is a shocker, but considering the number of women who smoke, then I guess the numbers are true!



I am actually surprised with #3 too. I mean I thought it would be pregnancy related or something...



this is bad, especially the copd as i have noticed that more and more women smoke nowadays.



stroke??? i thought men were more susceptible than women?



i always thought breast cancer would top this list, not heart disease! but i would imagine this is true since lots of women are obese or do not exercise. lots of women also have high blood pressure which contributes to heart disease.



the Alzheimer's is because women have a higher life expectancy than men.

used to smoke but quit... and i thank the Lord everyday for giving me the strength!



Aside from breast cancer, what other cancers are women most prone to?



Yes, this list came as a surprise to me because I always thought that breast cancer was the no 1 killer. I guess heart disease makes sense considering that lots of women are obese, stressed, smoke and all the other factors that contribute to it. Its just that breast cancer is over emphasised which is why I thought it was the no1 killer.



Its the same with the guys. The No. 1 killer for guys is heart disease too. I guess this is because of lifestyle choices.



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