Pulmonary Hypertension in SSC: Differences Between Men and Women



Did you know that although women have a greater risk of systemic sclerosis (SSc), they may actually experience a lesser degree of symptoms?

But what difference does it make and how does this impact scleroderma patients? 

Researchers believe that the differences between male and female patients could dictate different treatment options.

In terms of outcomes of the disease, for example, after a period of at least two years after initial assessment, the ratio of women:men affected with SSc was 6:1 with the male gender more predictive of new onset pulmonary hypertension.

Read more about the gender gap in SSc, and how the disease affects men and women differently.

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