Women face a lot of issues in the society.
Though are the life givers their lives are at primary risk in this society.
Apart from community abuses, they face a lot of health issues irrespective of the age they are.
The first step to staying healthy is knowing what you’re up against, and then taking the necessary precautions to reduce your risk.
The good news is that many of the leading threats to women’s health, which can vary based on a woman’s age and background, are preventable.
In this post I will try to introduce you people to the major health threats to women.
In my next few posts I will try to elaborate the conditions and sometimes natural treatment procedures will be added.
Top ten Women health threats are:
- Heart diseases
- Violence against women
- Mental Health
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Thyroid malfunction
- Reproductive Health
- Maternal Health
Almost every 3 women out of 4 are facing this problem.
Women of the reproductive health group that is from 18-26 face this problem.
This might lead to high risk pregnancies.
Leading to health issues of both mother and the child.
Men are more prone to heart issues than women.
But every 1 out of 4 women are victims of various heart diseases.
Though most of the diseases are age related.
This affects the women emotionally and leads to hormonal imbalance leading to various complications.
Almost every alternate women are affected due to cancers
This is mostly due to hormonal imbalance at the age of menopause.
Ranging from breast cancers to cervical cancers women are mostly affected.
Violence against women:
Though not a health issue, violence against women is the major health threat to women nowadays.
Violence is seen on women at various places that is in offices, public places and even in their houses.
Violence against women is making them weak both physically and emotionally.
Mental health is the major concern of this generation especially when it comes to women.
They are more prone to disturbances in mental health due to hormonal imbalances.
Women are more prone to depression and anxiety.
They are majorly affected by these psychiatric diseases.
Sexually transmitted diseases:
Women are prone to HIV and human papillomavirus (HPV) infection (the world’s most common STI).
But it is also vital to do a better job of preventing and treating diseases like gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis.
Untreated syphilis is responsible for more than 200,000 stillbirths and early fetal deaths every year, and for the deaths of over 90 000 newborns.
Diabetics is a serious women’s health issue, and a condition that affects almost 26 million Americans.
Women of color are at highest risk for the condition.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease, but the good news is that it is preventable.
To reduce your risk, be sure to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a healthy weight, exercise, and have your fasting blood sugar levels checked regularly to allow for early diagnosis.
The most common is hypothyroidism, when the thyroid doesn’t make enough thyroid hormone.
Without this hormone, your metabolism slows and you may gain weight, feel sluggish and tired, and get depressed.
Your periods may become irregular and you may have dry skin and nails
About 10% of all women have an under active thyroid; the condition affects about only 3% of men.
Sexual and reproductive health problems are responsible for one third of health issues for women between the ages of 15 and 44 years.
Unsafe sex is a major risk factor – particularly among women and girls in developing countries.
This is why it is so important to get services to the 222 million women who aren’t getting the contraception services they need.
Many women are now benefiting from massive improvements in care during pregnancy and childbirth introduced in the last century.
women died from complications in pregnancy and childbirth are really high.
Most of these deaths could have been prevented, had access to family planning and to some quite basic services been in place.
UNTIL… NEXT TIME….