The concern for women health has increased multifold in the recent times. There has been an increase in the diseases which have been attributed to the recent lifestyle changes of today's woman. The need of the hour is to adopt the easiest strategy of prevention. Prevention means an early diagnosis and a timely and effective treatment.
Here are some of the major health concerns of the woman of today:
- Gynecological Problems:
Like Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and vaginal infections are also conditions that a woman must be aware of. In case, you are experiencing vaginal itching and swelling you might be at the risk of Vaginitis. This condition can be caused by lack of hygiene, sexual activity, infections, uncomfortable clothing, or any chronic illness. In the PMS, women experience muscle cramps, muscle illness, tiredness and body ache, and frequent mood swings during the menstrual cycle. In case of symptoms like pain and depression are ignored, it might consequently lead to another serious complication called Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.
- Depression and Mental Health:
Along with the illnesses mentioned above; currently today's woman also is prone to the issues of mental health. Women are now also at the risk of depression, anxiety, insomnia, etc.
- Cardiovascular Diseases:
The heart ailments are also a matter of concern for women not only in India but also globally. As a result of no "me time" and a busy schedule, more and more women are being diagnosed with heart problems. These problems can be tackled by a healthy lifestyle to include a healthy diet from an early age, staying physically active, quitting addictions like smoking and by a regular female health check-up.
Though this disease is predominantly seen in men, there might be a possibility that it is undiagnosed in women. Especially type 2 diabetes is also seen in women who have an unhealthy lifestyle. Diabetes type 2 is usually seen in obese women, women who smoke and are into alcohol abuse.
In case a woman has a low RBC (Red Blood Cells) count, low haemoglobin levels; she is definitely anaemic. A woman might look healthy even if she is anaemic. However, in case a woman feels exhausted and tired all the time, it is because of the low levels of oxygen in her blood. Such symptom should not be taken lightly, a health check-up for women can confirm this.
- Breast Cancer:
According to a recent report by the WHO (World Health Organization), 1 in 12 women are at the risk of developing cancer at some or the other point in their life. The commonest types of cancer in women are breast cancer and cervical cancer. An early detection with a women health check-up and breast cancer awareness is the best way to beat it.