Health Concerns for Women

10 Jun

When it comes to health concerns for women there are some that you need to be aware of. Then there are those things that make a woman feel good but aren’t directly related to any medical issue such as women wanting larger breasts.

Heart disease is a huge killer for women along with breast and lung cancer. To prevent yourself from becoming a statistic it is important to pay attention to your health. It is true that more men die from heart disease. The problem for women is that heart disease is not always diagnosed correctly.

Most people associate chest pain with heart disease but for women this is not always the case. Women often suffer from pains in their jaw or in their shoulders. Other signs include nausea, shortness of breath and feeling dizzy.

Osteoporosis is another major health concern for women and one that can be treated at an early age. By making young women aware of how frail their bones may become as they age, they can take steps much earlier to prevent the onset of this disease.

In the United States alone 44 million people suffer from osteoporosis, with 68% of this number being women. The sad fact with this disease is that it can be totally preventable. Women who develop osteoporosis often lacked nutritionally as a young child.

Today education is key in preventing this disease. Young girls are being taught in school about how to take care of their health and what diseases they may be at more risk of developing.

It is important for all females to get enough Vitamin D and calcium to prevent osteoporosis. As with any medical condition there is always a heredity factor attached. Smaller boned women are at a high risk than those with larger frames. Smoking and drinking too much alcohol is another contributing factor.  Women who suffer from infrequent period often develop osteoporosis at some point.

Depression is another huge issue for women and the rates of depression are almost double that of men. Pregnancy and menopause are the two areas that can be directly linked to depression. Both of these things can be seen as major milestones in a women’s life and can have different effects for each person.

If you are always feeling blue or always thinking negative thoughts talk to your doctor about depression. It can creep up on you silently and can have devastating effects on both you and your family.