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Women's Health

Are women’s health issues bothering you? Cursing whoever had said, “What are little girls made of?/ Sugar and spice/ and all things nice.” Well, things are not so bleak as you are imagining them to be. Though it is true that women population at large are at the risk of a host of disease, all are perfectly curable and preventable at least to some extent. 

Some Common Health Problems Faced By Women

Knowledge is power and it would be really worthwhile for you to stock up on the information regarding women’s health problems so that you are prepared. There are some very common diseases and health disorders that afflict women more than men. For instance, you have the sleep-related disorders.

Researches have found that women suffer from insomnia more than men and as such have problems with daytime drowsiness. It has been also found that the occurrence of sleep apnea increases manifold times in women after the age of 50. Fortunately, there are remedies for you to counter the ills of sleep deprivation and they are not too hard to pursue. Maintaining a healthy body weight with regular dieting and exercising regime is the key to getting a good night’s sleep. Equally important is relegating the stress levels in your life.

Many women also complain of sleep disturbances during the third semester of their pregnancy and also after the onset of menopause.

Menopause also brings with it a host of problems in the likes of sudden hot flushes, palpitations, vaginal dryness, frequent urination urges, hormonal changes that wring in several psychological complications like depression, severe mood swings, cantankerousness, levels of concentration faltering and anxiety disorders.

Typically menopause starts around 50.5 years of age, though women who have gone through diseases like autoimmune and thyroid disorders, diabetes mellitus and cancer can experience menopause even before reaching 40.

Osteoporosis or reduction in the bone mineral density leading to weakened bones is another very common symptom of menopause. However, it is said that Caucasian women with European descent have higher chances of contracting osteoporosis after attaining menopause.

However, the good thing about this bone disorder is the fact that these days an increasing number of treatment modes like bisphosphonates are being made available. However, prevention is still the best mode of treatment for this disorder.

Thyroid disorders are one of the most diseases that affect women, more than men. It is said that about 105 of women develop thyroid-related diseases following pregnancy. Most of these women also have a medical history of insulin-dependent diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, pernicious anemia, vitiligo or some other autoimmune disorder. In fact, about 25% of the women with a prior history of an autoimmune disorder are at risk of getting afflicted with some form of a thyroid disorder.

Breast cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer affecting women. The statistics are alarming: about one out of nine to one woman out of thirteen who attain the age of ninety develop this disease at some point in their lives. There have been researches that suggest improper lifestyles to be the prime cause behind breast cancer. It is always advisable to go in for regular mamographies, for this disease is completely curable when detected early.

Speaking of women’s health issues, it is worth knowing that women suffer from depression twice more than men do. Along with depression come its irksome symptoms: weight gain, guilt and anxiety feelings, comorbid eating disorders, increases in appetite and sleep. However, depression is not irreversible and psychotherapy is an effective antidote for mild to moderate levels of depression. In extreme cases, where the disease is accompanied by suicidal tendencies, the services of a psychiatrist are needed.  

It is high time women’s health issues stopped getting the cold shoulder of mutton in the larger perspective.

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