Health Problems Found Commonly In Women
Women are from Venus and men are from Mars! It is always said so! Yes, there are differences when it comes to thinking, carrying out tasks and in a zillions other things too :P. This is probably the reason why we girls enjoy the company of our girlfriends more. An all-girls-outing is probably the most looked forward event for us girls! On a serious note, this post is not about the fun we females share with each other. It is about something else that we women share with each other. Yes, being a woman you are sharing something with all your female relatives and friends. Well, it is the risk of developing 5 common health problems 🙁 Might sound depressing but this is a fact!
Heart disease is a leading killer of men as well as women all over the world. 29% of the deaths in women are due to heart disease! The main reason is that most of the times the signs and symptoms of the disease are misdiagnosed in females. Research has started showing that women develop the disease in a manner that is different from that of men.
What increases the risk of heart disease in women?
Well, stress, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and a sedentary lifestyle are the chief reasons why women suffer from heart disease. If this condition is left untreated, it can result in heart attack or stroke.
1% of the deaths of women happening worldwide are because of breast cancer. It is a grave issue that affects women. According to research done recently, doctors have improved their ability of treating the disease but the incidence rates of breast cancer are on a rise. The reason for this is lifestyle! Today, women are getting married later, having children at an older age (some don’t have at all), are stressed out, more overweight, and more inactive than their moms! The previous generation witnessed lower rates of breast cancer.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is quite prevalent these days. PCOS is affecting 10% of the women of reproductive age. This condition involves the formation of small cysts on the ovaries during ovulation. These cysts can cause pain, they can get ruptured and infected too. This can damage the uterus of a woman thereby affecting her fertility. The symptoms of PCOS are weight gain, abnormal menstruation, acne and unwanted hair growth.
Both men and women can get affected by osteoporosis but it chiefly affects women. It affects the strength of bones that can lead to fractures and bone breaks later in life. Risk factors are:
- Having a thin frame
- Being an Asian or Caucasian
- Low calcium diet
- Low vitamin D
- Smoking and alcohol
Women should not give up as this health condition is largely preventable.
Depression affects woman 50% more than men mostly because of changes in hormones. For instance woman can suffer from postpartum depression after having a baby. Apart from hormonal changes, the factors that cause depression are:
- Living away from loved ones
- Family history of depression
It can also be triggered by a life event that was quite stressful or an unhappy childhood. It is saddening that when women develop this health condition they are usually not able to live their life happily. It also affects the near and dear ones.
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