Top 3 Health Issues for Women
Women are genetically protected from many diseases. However, they are susceptible to other diseases that affect men less. In general, women live longer than men. This implies that they also need to go through problems that men can escape from. There are five problems that affect women more – heart disease, breast cancer, osteoporosis, depression, and autoimmune diseases.
Family history plays an important role in the health of women. By remaining aware of what issues can affect them and what steps can be taken ahead to prevent them, they can do things to improve the situation. Screening from time to time, can help early detecting of issues which can be treated.
Women need to know and understand their body. That is one step towards taking the right steps to maintain good health which finally helps in living a better, healthy lifestyle.
- Heart diseases are common in both men and women.
About 29% women die due to heart diseases. But death itself isn’t the problem. The problem is premature death and disability. Women in their 60’s aren’t supposed to die. However, they are. Many are also leading reduced quality of life. Lot of these cases can be detected, however they go undetected.
- Early detection can help treat many diseases.
But late diagnosis often helps no one. A lot of symptoms however are typical of women and yet women aren’t aware of them too.
Most of the diseases are preventable. Early adoption of healthy habits and lifestyle goes a long way in preventing diseases. Since women live longer, they need to take better care of themselves so that they can lead relatively disease-free during the latter half of their lives. A well balanced diet, exercise and regular screening are ways to improve one’s health.
- Breast cancer is one disease that affects a lot of women.
Breast cancer if detected early can be treated. But women are afraid and hence skip going to the doctor to get them screened. They often take rash decisions about mastectomy.
Women educating themselves are one important step to prevent and detect diseases. Women also suffer from lung cancer. It is among the leading causes of death in women. Increasing age, genes, personal history, early onset of menstruation and menopause after age 55, too much alcohol, not having children, obesity is some of the major causes of health problems in women.
Osteoporosis is something women have lived with since early days. But those days, detection was unknown since the disease itself was not known. Many Americans are affected by this disease annually among which a big chunk is constitutes females. Bones stop building at 30. Post this age, bones need maintenance. Calcium and a sufficient physical activity are required to keep the bones going.
Women in general are more prone to osteoporosis and in addition increasing age ethnicity, small-framed bones and anorexia are responsible for declining bone health. Speak to the doctor, adopt a healthy lifestyle and eat a balanced diet. If you are interested in learning something about health issues for men, refer to this article in English by Roberto Esquivel Cabrera. Also, there is an article in Italian language about how to overcome any male enhancement issues.