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Top 8 Common Illnesses That Affect Women and You Should Know


Common Illnesses That Affect Women

Men and women both get sick, but certain health issues are more common in women and affect them differently. Sadly, not many women’s health conditions are diagnosed or included in most drug trials with female participants.


Here are the top eight health conditions that pose considerable health risks to mostly women: 


Breast Cancer

If you never knew, then it’s high time you know that breast cancer is notorious for being the most aggressive cancer among women worldwide. The condition starts in the lining of the milk ducts and can extend to other organs. Many more women in developed countries fall victim to the condition, thanks to their long lives.

Breast cancer often begins via non-threatening breast lumps. So, get each of your breasts medically checked to ensure that you seek treatment early on if needed.

Heart Disease


There’s a mistaken belief that heart disease is a predominantly male health issue, but in reality, the condition affects both genders at the same rate. Besides, not more than 54 percent of women consider cardiac issues a top health condition to combat. 49 percent of people in the United States have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or are smokers, and these are contributing factors to heart disease.


Ovarian and Cervical Cancer


Do you know the difference between ovarian and cervical cancer? Most women don’t know. The origin of cervical cancer is the lower uterus, while for ovarian cancer, it is the fallopian tubes. The pain from both cancers is the same, but for women with cervical cancer, discharge and pain during intercourse are common.


The symptoms of ovarian cancer are really quite vague, coupled with its complexity.


Pregnancy Issues

It’s obvious that pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, asthma and depression can aggravate during pregnancy if not well managed. This can be dangerous to the mother and child’s health. 

Gynecological Health


Apart from bleeding and discharge during menstruation, many women may experience added symptoms. This indicates a health issue during menstruation, such as bleeding between menstruations and frequent urination, which can mimic other health issues.


Issues with the vaginal could also indicate severe problems, for example, STDs or reproductive tract cancer which can lead to infertility or kidney failure if left untreated.


Autoimmune Diseases

This condition happens when body cells in charge of eliminating viruses and other threats attack healthy cells. Autoimmune diseases are ravaging both genders, but women are more vulnerable to the condition, and that’s what baffles the medical world.


Note that several factors such as age, genetics, smoking, steroid use, low body mass, lack of exercise and alcoholism can cause the condition in women.


Autoimmune diseases come in different forms, but the symptoms are mostly the same for example:

·       Mild fever

·       Exhaustion

·       Pain

·       Vertigo

·       Skin irritation

Here are natural remedies many people use in treating the condition:


·       Reducing sugar intake

·       Lowering stress

·       Cutting down on fatty foods

·       Reducing toxin intake


Note that the best way to combat the autoimmune disease is early detection.


Depression and Anxiety

Women are naturally susceptible to hormonal fluctuations, leading to depression or anxiety. Women commonly have premenstrual syndrome (PMS), while premenstrual dysmorphic disorder (PMDD) has similar but highly intensified symptoms.

In the aftermath of birth, many mothers experience “baby blues,” a form of depression. Perinatal depression leads to similar but much stronger emotional shifts, tiredness and sadness. Also, perimenopause (a shift into menopause) can result in depression. However intense the symptoms are, care providers can remedy them using prescriptions or therapeutic treatments.

The bottom line


The good news is new medical technologies continue to emerge, with researchers developing innovative medical treatments. These advances include patient operated devices to detect breast cancer early on and other do-it-yourself test and treatment equipment.




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