Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Pectus Excavatum in Women

Although rare for women; Ladies have also been diagnosed with Pectus Excavatum. It similarly causes the same problems as men who were diagnosed, however during pregnancy there is a higher worry of cardiac arrest during labour. This may also cause issues for the child, and may put both the mother and the child at risk.

Generally speaking, all other symptoms are shared, and depending on the severity of Pectus Excavatum it may be quite bothersome for ladies. Rib flare is far more common for ladies with Pectus Excavatum, however the concave chest itself looks relatively fine.

Regular exercises and stretches will benefit the ladies as well.