When it comes to women’s health the physiological differences between men and women have become more and more obvious in recent years and the way in which we treat men and women and diagnose certain conditions have been adapted due to gender. This knowledge means the different sexes are offered treatment better tailored to their specific needs.
There are several key areas that need addressing and should be of concern for all women of all ages; these include female cancers, heart disease, reproductive health and diet.
Diet is an easy way to avoid some of the biggest killers around today. Most people suffering from heart disease are doing so primarily because they have been partaking in poor diet and little or no exercise. Other conditions such as infertility and diabetes are also brought about by poor diet. Changing this aspect of your lifestyle is vitally important if you wish to avoid the aforementioned conditions and stay healthy.
There has been good news when it comes to female cancers; specifically breast cancer. Early detection and survival rates have improved dramatically over the last few years by up to 2%.
Unfortunately some other cancers such as ovarian cancer is still claiming as many victims as it ever did. It is therefore vitally important for women to make themselves familiar with the rather ambiguous symptoms that sometimes present themselves with this condition. A feeling of fullness, changes in urine production, weight gain, pelvic pain and excessive gas can all indicate a need to be investigates further.
Heart disease is the nation’s leading cause of death. Men and women both suffer from this condition but it is worth noting that when cardiac arrest takes place, a woman is more likely to die from the event than a man. It is therefore of even more significance to eat a healthy diet and take the regular exercise we mentioned earlier for women in order to minimise any risk of heart disease.
There have been many changes in birth control over the years the most recent and most notable one being a pill. This dispenses a low dose of hormone over 84 days and produces menstruation only 4 times a year rather than the 12 times we are familiar with. This has a double positive effect due to the side effects of the pill becoming far less noticeable. It is better tolerated by women prone to experiencing them because of the low dosage administered and also the fewer periods of bleeding are also an obvious attraction for most women.