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Women’s Health

Apr 08, 2020 Allergies

WHAT ARE WOMEN’S HEALTH ISSUES?

Women's Health begins with healthy habits are the best way to avoid health issues, prolong your life and live a healthy and happy life. With the everyday chaos of a woman’s daily, healthy living may take a back seat to professional commitments or family commitments or both! Women have many of the same health problems as men do but these problems may affect women differently. For example, woman are more likely to:
  • Die following a heart attack
  • Show signs of depression and anxiety
  • Have a higher risk for exposure to sexually transmitted diseases
  • Develop Osteoarthritis
  • Have a higher risk to develop urinary tract infections
  • Develop lung damage from inhaled smoke and pollutants
Sexual health is a lifelong issue for women. A woman’s sexual health encompasses a variety of issues, from preventing unintended pregnancy to boosting a sagging libido. The list of issues dedicate to women’s health is extensive and woman, like men, have unique health issues/topics related to the body including:
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Menopause
  • Infertility
  • Conditions of the female organs
  • Breast cancer, ovarian cancer and other female cancers
  • Benign conditions affecting the reproductive organs
  • Birth control
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS OF WOMEN’S HEALTH ISSUES?

Women’s health issues are caused by a variety of factors:
  • Individual lifestyle
  • Genetics
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Age
  • Ethnicity
The signs of a health disorder in females vary, but there are some common signs to look out for:
  • Weight changes
  • Hair and skin changes
  • Mood shifts
  • Change in sleeping habits

CAN I TREAT WOMEN’S HEALTH WITH HOLISTIC HEALTH TREATMENT?

Always discuss your health concerns with a medical professional.

For women, protecting your health depends largely on healthy living. That includes
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Staying active
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Managing stress
  • Having regular health screenings
  • Washing your hands often
  • Practice good hygiene
Healthy living also emphasizes things women shouldn’t do, such as
  • Using tobacco products
  • Drinking excess alcohol
  • Unprotected sex
  • Substance abuse
  • Smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Exposure to chemicals and outdoor air pollution
The use of complementary and alternative medicine is increasing for the treatment of menopausal symptoms. “It is estimated that 53% of menopausal women use at least one type of complementary and alternative medical treatment for the management of such menopause-related symptoms as hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, depression, stiff or painful joints, back pain, headaches, tiredness, vaginal discharge, leaking urine and palpitations.” (Source) Help slow aging and other women’s issues by learning to manage stress and cope with mental health issues that will naturally arise throughout your life. It is important to establish a relationship with a trusted holistic health practitioner who knows your family medical history in order to get a clear idea of which women’s health issues you are most at risk for and learn how to prevent it’s onset.
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