Why Women Need Specialized Healthcare and Screenings

Common medical conditions, such as stroke and hypothyroidism, present unique symptoms in women. Because the symptoms of these common conditions are different in women than they are in men, female patients may be misdiagnosed. Misdiagnosis not only delays proper treatment, but puts these women at risk for serious medical complications and even death.

In this news clip, you’ll meet Billie-Marie Morrison, a radio DJ and women’s heart health advocate whose symptoms of congestive heart failure were misdiagnosed as pneumonia, bronchitis, and other ailments. Carlos Fonte, MD, from Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center discusses the symptoms that often present in women and why misdiagnosis may occur. Increased awareness of women’s unique symptoms for common and deadly conditions is essential to preventing misdiagnoses in the future.

At Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center , we strive to eliminate misdiagnoses of this nature by offering health screenings and specialized women’s care. Learn more about what we can do for your health by visiting our website or calling our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 233-5300.

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