Why abdominal aortic aneurysms in women are more dangerous than in men?

Why abdominal aortic aneurysms in women are more dangerous than in men?

It is believed that abdominal aortic aneurysms inflate more rapidly and are more likely to get fractured in women in contrast to that in men. Moreover, when these fractures take place, the death rate in women due to the abdominal aortic aneurysms gets higher.

Although men are more vulnerable to abdominal aortic aneurysms in comparison to women, this disease in women is more dangerous as compared to that in men.

It has been recorded that up to 5% of men may be suffering from abdominal aortic aneurysms, whereas up to 1% of women are recorded to be suffering from this disorder.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

As mentioned above abdominal aortic aneurysms in women are more aggressive as compared to that in men. They develop speedily, there are numerous chances of rupturing and they are also responsible for higher death rates when they get fractured.

In comparison to men, when the aorta sizes are small they generally get ruptured. Unluckily, only a few numbers of women undergo the process of repairing when they consult with their fracture, which further leads to adverse outcomes as witnessed in women.


Risk factors involved in women with abdominal aortic aneurysms

With the development of the abdominal aortic aneurysms in woman, come a number of issues.  Some of the classic risk factors involved with abdominal aortic aneurysms are for cardiovascular diseases such as smoking, ageing, blood pressure and so on.

Abdominal aortic aneurysms are an outcome of declination of the wall of the aorta. However, the aorta wall consists of various types of cells that are placed in the middle of a matrix that functions as a scaffold.  

There is a consistent and complex engagement that goes on between the cells that create the wall and the scaffold and cells that collapses the wall.

The recent studies have displayed that the inflammation and activation of the cells during the formation of aneurysms disintegrates the aortic wall and undermines it.

It is also believed that the estrogen level in women acts as a guard against the formation of aneurysms, whereas in the men the male hormones can be destructive to some extent.


Is Regular examination of women for abdominal aortic aneurysms effective or not?

Pertaining to the current guidelines, the doctors highly recommend one-time screening of abdominal aortic aneurysms to the men of 65 or above in age or those who have ever smoked or those who have abdominal aortic aneurysms as a hereditary problem.

Shockingly there are no widespread recommendations for diagnosing the women with this issue through ultrasound. This is the result of insufficient research done on women as compared to that on men in context to this health issue.

However, there are certain recommendations that are against screening the issue in women since it is considered to be ineffective, while some are in the favour in case the woman is of 65 or above in age or have ever smoke or had a family history of this health problem.


Should abdominal aortic aneurysms be mended earlier in women?

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

As a matter of fact, there are higher chances of ruptures to take place in women even when abdominal aortic aneurysms are smaller in size.

Consequently, there is a consistent debate over the time whether the abdominal aortic aneurysms should be repaired earlier in women or not.

However, in experimentation when the problem of abdominal aortic aneurysms was fixed in the population in general at an earlier stage, the women were poorly represented which made the process of drawing the conclusions complicated.

Moreover, it has also been witnessed that when women undergo the abdominal aortic aneurysms surgery in general, the results are adverse as compared to those in men. Pertaining to this, most of the people find it inappropriate to operate it an earlier stage in women.


How Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Are Mended In Women?

As a matter of fact, the things are least intrusive, non-surgical, EVAD has emerged as the anchor of the treatment for an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Perhaps certain studies report that the results in the women are considerably adverse as compared to that in men.

However, the other studies to display similar results of EVAR treatment in both men and women. Furthermore, there are a number of cases where women have undergone the procedures for fixing abdominal aortic aneurysm, yet they are doing worse in their general life post the procedure.

It is believed that women develop the problem abdominal aortic aneurysm at a later age and also have lesser potential to receive attention to the risk factors like blood pressure, smoking, and cholesterol.


Ojas Hospital – Super Speciality Hospital in Chandigarh

Therefore, we at Ojas Hospital have a team of best doctors in Chandigarh and even India who are expert in screening this problem.

Moreover, the recommendations offered by our team of experts whether to undergo the process of repairing which is EVAR or not is based on close analysis.

Furthermore, we also aim to enlighten women patients about severe complications such as damage to the leg vessels as an outcome of the treatments in some cases. This is because women have smaller leg vessels in general as compared to that in men.

Serving as one of the best hospitals in Chandigarh, Ojas Hospital is committed towards the welfare of the health of both men and women.

Thereupon, we hope that this piece of information is enlightening and keeps you abreast of the upcoming health concerns, that are at times neglected by us unknowingly.

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