There are many disorders that only affect women, with a few of them being more well known than others. This blog article compares the two most common disorders that only affect females, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and endometriosis. It explores the different symptoms associated with each disorder and discusses how to find treatment for them.
What Are 2 Disorders That Only Affect Females?
Menopause and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome are two disorders that primarily affect women but they also have symptoms that manifest in men. Menopause is the state of life after child-bearing and as it progresses, women will experience a decline in their overall health. They will start to develop hot flashes, lower their sex drive, and will often find themselves more tired than before. Meanwhile, PCOS is a disorder where there are enlarged ovaries which can lead to long-term health complications for both genders. The most common symptom of PCOS is irregular periods which can cause unwanted weight gain and fertility issues for some women.
What is Female Dysphoria Disorder?
Female Dysphoria Disorder (FBD), also known as gender dysphoria, is a condition that has been described in the DSM-5. In the context of this disorder, at least one persistent and intense desire to have the body of the other sex, accompanied by discomfort with one’s current sex/gender. FBD may be distinguished from other conditions associated with gender dysphoria, such as body dysmorphia or sexual orientation conversion disorder.
What is Crones Syndrome?
Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is a condition that primarily affects women and is the most common of all forms of hair loss. It typically appears as thinning or falling out in patches on the scalp, face, or other areas. Trichotillomania is another disorder that only affects females, but it’s not primarily about thinning hair. Instead, it’s characterized by an overwhelming urge to pull one’s own hair out.
Health Risks Associated with Female Dysphoria Disorder
Female Dysphoria Disorder (FDD) is a disorder that affects the feminine identity, causing self-deprecating thoughts. This disorder can cause depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. It can also lead to other mental health issues such as eating disorders or substance abuse.
Symptoms at Different Stages of the Disorder
Psoriatic arthritis is a type of autoimmune arthritis that most commonly affects women, who then often also have an associated skin disorder. The symptoms and the severity of psoriatic arthritis can vary depending on the location on the body but are typically seen in a single joint, with pain and stiffness in that joint. Osteoporosis (also called osteopenia) is a disease characterized by low bone mineral density, which usually only affects females because they are not exposed to as much testosterone as males.
Treatment for Female Dysphoria Disorder
Female Dysphoria Disorder is a disorder characterized by the persistent feeling that one’s gender does not match the sex assigned at birth. The primary sign of the disorder is strong, persistent dissatisfaction with one’s sex and an overwhelming desire to live as a member of the opposite sex. There are no known treatments for Female Dysphoria Disorder, but physicians may prescribe hormones or other medical treatments such as surgery.
The larger a woman’s breasts are, the more likely she is to develop breast cancer. In contrast, pregnant women with small breasts have a lower risk for breast cancer. This is because the hormones estrogen and progesterone make the breasts grow during pregnancy and lactation.