WOMEN’S TOP FOUR HEALTH CONCERNS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
When you think about women’s health concerns, breast cancer is the first thing that comes to mind. However, to stay healthy as a woman, it involves more than just breast examinations. Fortunately, many of the women’s top health concerns are preventable conditions, and let’s have a closer look on some of them.
Heart Disease / Heart Attacks:
Though both men and women experience heart diseases at similar rates, women are more likely to undergo long-term effects from heart problems. There are several factors that contribute to this condition, but the good news is that heart disease is a preventable condition through a healthy diet, regular workouts and quitting smoking and alcohol. Also, knowing the symptoms of heart disease in women and consulting a cardiology specialist as quickly as possible helps to dismiss the situation.
Breast cancer is absolutely a top health concern for women and stands next to lung cancer as the leading cause of fatality for women. Specialists also say that the fear of breast cancer sometimes exaggerates, preventing women from going to their doctors to screen their health or push them to make wrong decisions about mastectomy when it is not necessary.
Autoimmune diseases are a group of ailments in which the immune system attacks the body and alters or destroys the tissues. There are more than eight chronic conditions under this category, including multiple sclerosis, lupus, type 1 diabetes, arthritis, chronic anemia, and much more. It is still not known what causes autoimmune diseases, but hormonal, genetic, and environmental factors are considered as suspects.
Depression is more likely to affect women than men and known to have different contributing factors, including psychological, genetic, hormonal and social factors. Depression may last for more than a week and tend to interfere with your routine life. Though there are some self-help techniques to come out of depression, getting treatment from a specialist helps to elevate your mood and quality of life.
As a woman, you could become overwhelmed worrying about your health problems. Remember that simply worrying will not get you anywhere. Instead, call Greens Medical Group on 0405 0783 4411 and talk with your doctor about your risks for developing diseases and figure out how to improve your health condition. We have GPs, Gynecologists and other health care professionals who can navigate your health choices and help you prevent health problems.