Women hardly take care of their health as they remain busy with taking care of others. However, women become victims of many chronic and deadly diseases such as osteoporosis due to the heavy workload and breast cancer, which is known to be one of the most common cancers ever. So, it is time you take your health into your hands and make sure you avoid such diseases as you age. Here are some of the common health issues you need to steer away from.
More than 50% female population is threatened by osteoporosis. Back pains and hunched backs were thought to be common with age, however now they can be prevented with proper medication. Bad habits and postures during childhood and adolescence affect drastically on osteoporosis. Our bone structures develop until the age of 30 and hence any incorrect postures will be stuck with you forever. It is vital that you get off that medical seat cushions and at least take a walk in the park. Physical activity and proper nutrition such as calcium are essential for strong bones.
Depression is common among women than men by double the value. Women seek social relationships more than men and the lack of such relationships will trigger loneliness and finally depression. Hormonal changes will also trigger it as with menopause, you will feel you are getting old and weak and less attractive. It is vital that you connect with your family and also take measures to relax yourself. Pay attention to your physical health, connect with nature, take your reliable posture pole and relax in the park, volunteer at the local library or children’s home; do anything to relieve your stress and grievances. Have someone close that you could always talk to and feel comfortable with. If you need, do not hesitate to see a therapist.
Breast cancer can be treated if diagnosed in the early stages. It scares women so much that most of them give up hope the minute the word is uttered. You need to be properly educated on the causes, any preventive measures and treatments that you will have to undergo so that you can act maturely and take correct decisions. Breast cancer is caused by aging, genetic history, any previous chest radiation, irregular menstrual cycles and early menopause, alcoholism, obesity etc. Many health organizations around the world encourage women to get them tested even at a young age so see if any breast lumps can be found that are cancerous. A simple surgery can remove them so mothers, pay attention to your daughters.