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That women have more migraines, depression and more suffering in them more often osteoarthritis of the knee and hip in them is no accident. The fact that gender differences are recognized in most diseases has been the biggest breakthrough of the last decade in women’s health. Historically, fewer women were included in clinical trials with drugs; therefore, for five years by EU guidelines, all products coming to market must be evaluated in both sexes.
And, says Dr. Santiago Palacios, director of the Institute Palacios, Health & Medicine Women, which organized the 10 the National Health and Medical Women’s 3 to 5 March, the three pillars on which settles gender differentiation are genes, hormones and environmental factors. Women live longer but with lower quality, and this has much to do, say the doctor, hormones. “They’re in a body, not only in the reproductive system. There are estrogen receptors in the brain, blood vessels, bone, skin,” he qualifies.
With all this, prevention of disease is a reality that will give way to the “prediction.” That is, through the genes, measures are taken to prevent a disease to which there is genetic predisposition. For example, enter Dr Palacios, in the case of osteoporosis, where genes influence 60 percent of the cases, you can tell a woman to be osteoporosis at menopause and that when you reach age 70 can have a fracture, should take action.