5 common diseases in women that you should know
1. Cardiovascular diseases
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in women, 1 in 3 women die each year. When a heart attack occurs, usually the left side of the chest feels tight. However, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), signs of a heart attack may appear slightly different in women, leading to a false diagnosis. Signs of a heart attack in women which can be ignored are nausea, jaw pain, shoulder pain or shortness of breath. To prevent cardiovascular disease, you should start controlling risk factors like blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels. A diet of science, elimination of cigarettes, and alcohol will also help you reverse your risk of heart disease.
2. Status of infertility
According to CDC statistics, about 10% of women between the ages of 15 and 44 must be very struggling to conceive or retain the fetus. A common reason for women to have fertility problems is polycystic ovary syndrome. However, in many cases, it difficult to find a definite cause. If your menstrual cycle changes erratically, see your doctor early for treatment.
3. Metabolic syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is not the name of a specific disease but a group of diseases that occur simultaneously and can lead to coronary artery disease, stroke or type 2 diabetes. Common metabolic syndrome is high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess belly fat and high blood cholesterol levels. You should limit saturated fat and enhance fruits, vegetables, fish and nuts in your diet. If you are overweight, you also need to aim for a reduction of 7-10% of your current body weight.
4. Neurological problems
Women are more likely to experience neurological problems such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder than men. Tensions encountered in long life will create great pressure, suppressing the mind and causing many women to become psychologically confused. Psychological and neurological diseases are also more common in women than men due to postpartum depression or when entering the premenopausal age. The habit of meditating for 2 - 5 minutes a day can reduce anxiety and help your mood better. Also, you should think positively and set goals that are within your ability to reduce stress.
5. Breast cancer
According to the CDC, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women regardless of age or race. Although there are many causes that can lead to cancer, the most important factor is age. You can perform a test to determine if a mutation is likely to cause you to develop breast cancer. Women should perform a mammogram when they reach the age of 40 and should check again every year. Many doctors recommend that you check for cancer early if more than two women in your family are diagnosed with breast cancer.
By: Joshua Thompson