Preventative Care

Premier Physician Network providers answer frequently asked questions about preventative care.

What diseases are women at a higher risk for than men?

Some diseases are more likely to affect women than men.

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), women are more likely than men to get osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a bone-weakening disease.

Women are also more likely than men to get Alzheimer’s disease, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This is a disease that causes memory loss and is most common among seniors.

Talk to your physician for more information about diseases that women are at higher risk for than men.

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Source: Suzanne Bell, MD, Vandalia Family Care; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Timothy Markus, MD, Dayton Heart Center; Allison Mendenhall, PA-C, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Katrina Paulding, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Breanna Veal, PA-C, Walden Ponds Primary Care: James Halderman, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine; Christopher Lauricella, DO, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Ann DeClue, MD, Ann DeClue, MD; Angelia Mickle, DNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Leelmohan Ravikumar, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Aaron Block, MD, MPH, Franklin Family Practice; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center, Tammy Taylor, DO, The Pediatric Group