Women may be diagnosed with diseases up to five years later than men even after showing the same symptoms.
According to a Danish study analyzing six point nine million people across hundreds of diseases. Women are diagnosed about four years older than the age the diseases were recognized in men.
Cancer diagnoses were given about two and a half years later for women.
Metabolic diseases such as diabetes were found about four and half years later.
Although the study did not dive into why these differences in diagnoses take place researchers infer the issue could come from a number of reasons such as genetics, the environment, or even gender discrimination.