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Get to know about women's common health issues

2021 Dec 17, 19:13, Kathmandu
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In comparison, women have very unique health issues than men. It is very important for every woman to have access to health conditions knowledge. Not just about her reproductive system but related about all aspects of her body.

So here are some common health issues faced by women:

From iron-deficiency anemia to high blood pressure, the changes a woman experiences during pregnancy can impact their health. Pregnancy can cause a healthy mother’s red blood cell count to drop, a condition called anemia, or induce depression.

Other problems like abortion infections, STDs, post-partum infections, pelvic inflammatory diseases, etc. are also faced by many women. Lifestyle problems such as smoking, alcohol, consuming processed food, physical and emotional stress can also play a significant role in infertility.

  • Thyroid problems

Thyroid disease is twice as prevalent in women as in men and is common among women of child-bearing age. Women generally have hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone levels), in which the metabolism slows down. Symptoms include weight gain, feeling sluggish and tired, etc.

On the other side, high thyroid levels can also cause early onset of menopause, before 40 years or in the early 40s.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) is particularly common in women, as they have a shorter urethra than the opposite gender. UTIs occur when germs get into the urethra and start to multiply.

Symptoms of a UTI include frequent urination, pain or burning when urinating, and cloudy urine.

Bleeding and discharge are a normal part of the menstrual cycle. However, added symptoms during menstruation may indicate health issues. Unusual symptoms such as bleeding between menstruations and frequent urinating can mimic other health conditions.

Vaginal issues could also indicate serious problems such as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or reproductive tract cancer. While care providers might treat mild infections easily, if left unchecked, they can lead to conditions such as infertility or kidney failure.

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) occurs commonly among women, while premenstrual dysmorphic disorder (PMDD) presents similar, but greatly intensified, symptoms.

Shortly after birth, many mothers acquire a form of depression called the “baby blues,” but perinatal depression causes similar which include symptoms like concerns, emotional shifts, sadness, and tiredness.


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