Women have maximum responsibilities in a family. From household work to office work, she also takes care of the children and elders of the family. In such a situation, women often ignore health related problems.
Women should give priority to their own health. They should get themselves checked regularly. They should take care of their mental, physical and emotional health and consult a doctor when new health concerns arise. If women feel even the slightest problem or inequality, it becomes very important for them to consult a doctor. When any health problem arises, it is better to start treatment before it becomes serious or worse. Let us know what the opinion of medical experts is about women and their health related problems.
Shortness of breath is a problem that is often ignored. But whenever you have this problem, it is better to see a doctor immediately, especially if it is accompanied by intermittent fatigue, so it is also good to be cautious.
-Women also ignore headache and dizziness, but sometimes it can also be a sign of stroke. Timely action is very important to treat both heart disease and stroke.
-Colon cancer is currently the third leading cause of cancer-related death for women, and unfortunately it is a disease that is often not detected in its early stages. Bowel changes aren’t always a sign of something serious like colon cancer, but experts say you should be alert to these changes and talk to your doctor if needed.
-Women often do not get good sleep and this has a bad effect on their health. Poor sleep can lead to serious health problems like fertility and pregnancy problems, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, mood disorders and poor memory and concentration. If you can’t overcome these problems, try talking to your doctor or sleep specialist. They can help you with this.
-Women should get themselves vaccinated against HPV. This vaccine prevents not only cervical cancer but many sexually transmitted diseases. It is also important to get checked for breast cancer from time to time.
Mental illnesses are increasing among women
Dr. G Prakash, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Jindal NatureCure Institute, said, “Mental distress among Indian women is usually caused by gender inequality, loneliness, poverty, domestic violence, sexual exploitation, and overwork. Unequal economic And social conditions also put women at a higher risk of depression. This leads to poor psychological health, impairs their ability to think clearly, and reduces their immunity to chronic diseases. Mental health over time Negligence in this makes women vulnerable to high blood pressure, obesity and other serious health conditions including heart disease.”
Silent Killer Diseases In Women: Most of the diseases are such which keep on increasing in a person’s body and do not let him even realize it. Not only in men but also in women, many dangerous diseases occur secretly. By the time these are detected, it is either too late or treatment becomes impossible. Many diseases in women are also ‘silent killers’. These diseases keep on increasing in the body, but their symptoms are not visible quickly and even if they are visible, they are often ignored considering them as normal problems.
Nowadays, due to poor eating habits and lifestyle, most of the people are facing some disease or the other. Let’s know which diseases are ‘silent killers’ in women.
Anemia is a common problem, which is seen mostly in teenage girls. Because they mostly eat such food items which do not provide proper nutrition to the body. To prevent anemia, food rich in iron, vitamin C and folate should be consumed. Foods rich in iron include beans, green leafy vegetables, poultry, organ meats and dried fruits. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits, papaya, spinach and capsicum. Whereas folate is present in whole cereals, eggs, peanuts, green leaves and seeds.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) or Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOD)
This disease is usually diagnosed when a woman is trying to become pregnant. This is a hormonal imbalance, which impacts metabolic health. Common side effects include obesity and insulin resistance. In this disease, there is a need to avoid refined carbs, sugar-rich food and processed food. Whole grains and legumes help greatly in insulin resistance.
Menopause is a significant hormonal change that occurs in all women. In this, the female hormone i.e. estrogen decreases. Its protective activity against heart disease also decreases. This is the time to raise awareness about non-communicable diseases.
With menopause, there is an increase in lipids and changes in the walls of the blood vessels. Due to this, the risk of heart disease increases. To prevent heart related diseases, one should consume whole grains, legumes, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and healthy fats. One should eat low-saturated fat, low-trans fat and high fiber food along with 30 to 40 minutes of exercise. This can help a lot in preventing heart disease.
Bone health in women begins to deteriorate in their 30s. To maintain bone strength, it is important to consume adequate amount of calcium as well as exercise. Dairy products are considered the best source of calcium, such as milk, curd or cheese etc. You can also choose vegetarian soy milk. These provide protein and phosphorus to the body, which help in building bones.