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.
Some of the most important areas of women’s health will be covered in this article to include, diet, breast and ovarian cancer, heart disease and reproductive health (Birth control).
Its important to look at diet because we know that over 50 percent of the population is now overweight and that figure includes a big percentage of women that in fact are recognised as clinically obese. The consequences of this are huge. Some of today’s biggest killer diseases such as heart failure and diabetes are all directly linked to over eating and poor diet as well as a number of other life limiting conditions such as infertility and high blood pressure. It is important for women of all ages to eat as healthily as they can and take regular exercise
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%.
Ovarian cancer however has not had the same luck. Ovarian cancer is a difficult to diagnose illness. Most women experience many of its symptoms on a monthly basis without ever having anything wrong with them. However, those same symptoms can be a warning that ovarian cancer is present. So if you suffer from excessive gas, changes to your weight or a felling of fullness in your pelvis it’s wise to get checked out by your doctor, just to be sure.
Heart disease is actually modern societies biggest killer of women and men but it is much more likely to kill a woman than a man therefore it is of utmost importance that women keep a careful eye on all heart disease triggers. As mentioned earlier diet and exercise and of course not smoking play a massive part ion combating this disease.
Women’s reproductive health has undergone some huge advances in recent years. There are new birth control pills on the market now which administer low doses of hormone over 84 days which means a woman only bleeds 4 times a year in comparison with monthly. There is also the choice of either an intramuscular injection or patch to prevent pregnancy.
Going to doctor is okay. However, sometimes women need a little more attention, a little more focus, a little more guidance and understanding. Here is where womens health groups offer invaluable womens health services. For your free information, please visit our website.