Despite all the progresses that have been made in different aspects of healthcare, girls and women still face some problems and discrimination in the health facilities. According to a recent report, ladies are usually faced with discrimination when they visit hospitals and, in some occasions, doctors do not end up diagnosing the illnesses they are having.
Here are some of the conditions that are underdiagnosed in women;
1. Coronary heart disease
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), coronary heart disease (CHD) takes place when the arteries that take oxygenated blood to the heart and other organs can no longer do that properly. Doctors usually get problems in its diagnosis because the symptoms in men are different with those witnessed in women. This increases the dangers as in most women, the disease is known when the damage is already done. A study published in the Circulation Research journal shows that sometimes some women may not show symptoms making it difficult to start treatment.
This condition is currently considered incurable by many doctors as there is no clear guideline on how it should be treated. The condition usually takes place when the tissue that lines uterus grows in other parts like the ovaries, urethra, fallopian tubes and kidneys. Its symptoms involve heavy and incessant menstrual bleeding, headache, pain in the pelvic area, vomiting and nausea. The American Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that the main challenge with this condition is that it begins during adolescence and many people associate it with the periods. That makes most of diagnosis to be made after several years when it is already late.
3. Attention hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
ADHD is bringing challenges because most people associate it with men think it only affect the males. Because of that, women have to wait longer to get their diagnosis. Healthline.com says that most ladies mask the ADHD symptoms and it is only noticed when they can no longer control the situation.
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