On this women’s day, let’s do our bit to generate more awareness on autoimmunity in women, prevention and diagnosis to help her lead a happy and healthy life!
Why are women more prone?
Research estimates that women are two times more prone to autoimmune diseases than men. Though the exact mechanism is unclear, scientists have briefed two possible reasons explaining why women are more prone than men.
- Genetics: The larger number of genes originating from the X chromosome (women have two while men have one) creates a far greater possibility of a larger number of mutations occurring, putting women at a greater risk for the development of autoimmune diseases
- Hormonal changes: Autoimmune diseases tend to affect women during major endocrine transitions, such as puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. Women typically experience more hormonal changes than men, making autoimmune diseases more prevalent in this population.
Women are also more likely to be diagnosed with multiple autoimmune disorders.
Types of autoimmune diseases more common in women:
Systemic Lupus ErythematosusSjogren’s syndromeCeliac diseaseThyroid diseasesRheumatoid ArthritisSclerodermaType 1 diabetesAnti-Phospolipid syndromePrimiary biliary CirrhosisAutoimmune hepatitisInflammatory myopathiesMyasthenia GravisIdopathic thrombocytopenic purpuraGuillain barre syndrome
EARLY DIAGNOSIS IS THE KEY:
There is currently no cure for autoimmune diseases, but an early diagnosis can help manage and improve the quality of life. Symptoms of autoimmune disease are often non-specific, so seeking medical attention and diagnosis is of utmost importance on experiencing new symptoms like fatigue, joint pain and swelling, skin problems, Abdominal issues, recurring fever, and swollen glands
Everlife CPC Diagnostics has been providing a helping hand to the laboratorians, the clinicians, and the medical fraternity across India with highly sensitive and specific diagnostic markers manufactured by EUROIMMUN, Germany for over 2 decades. The test systems, which include Indirect Immunofluorescence, Elisa, and Immunoblots help diagnose both systemic and organ-specific autoimmune diseases.
A HAPPY AND HEALTHY WOMAN IS IMPORTANT FOR A HAPPY AND HEALTHY FAMILY.