Top Ten Women's Health Issues
The Top Ten 10 Most Common Women's Health Issues
Heart Disease
Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the western world.
High blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, and stress are
the main contributors to heart disease - and they can all be reduced.

But there is also the problem of genetics. Some women - even if they
live healthy lives carry serious risks. If you have a history of heart
disease in your family, you may need extra support from your doctor.
Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women - with
around one in eight women being diagnosed in their lifetime.

Breast cancer is the formation of malignant cells in the breast tissues.
The cancer cells can then invade surrounding tissues, but these days
this should never happen. Early detection is crucial. If breast cancer is
discovered early, most patients can be cured - and with modern plastic
surgery techniques, any damage can be repaired.
Obesity and Diabetes affect men and women equally - but they often
bring additional problems for women.

Plus there are some forms of diabetes that only affect women.
PMS and Menopause
Mood swings, anxiety, depression, blind-rage, tearfulness, over-eating,
and insomnia are common symptoms of PMS. Add them to the
physical symptoms of agonising abdominal cramps, breast pain,
headaches, nausea etc and you start to get the picture.

Men may make fun of it - but PMS is no laughing matter.
Osteoporosis and Arthritis
is far more common in women than in men.
Osteoporosis causes a decrease in bone density - increasing the risk
of bone fracture, particularly in the hips, spine and wrists.
Arthritis is a disorder that causes painful inflammation in the joints.
Sixty percent of arthritis sufferers are female, and the most common
forms of arthritis occur more often in women.
Two thirds of dementia sufferers are women.
Dementia is not a disease in its own right and it is not a natural part of
ageing. The term is used to describe symptoms that are caused by
diseases that affect the brain, such as Alzheimer's disease. These
diseases are more common in (but not exclusive to) older people.
Bladder and Kidney Problems
More than half al all women will suffer from a bladder infection at some
point in their lives - yet similar infections are extremely rare in men.

Most bladder infections are not serious if treated promptly - but delayed
treatment can and does lead to more serious kidney infections.
Depression and Anxiety
Women are twice as likely to suffer from depression than men.
Depression can occur at any age, and there are several factors that
make it more common in women. Hormones get some of the blame,
plus other biological factors, genetics and life experiences.
Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Around three-quarters of the world's sufferers are women.
The exact causes of these conditions are not properly understood, and
right now they can't be cured.
But they can be managed through proper diagnosis and treatment.
Strokes kill twice as many women as breast cancer - but very few
women know anything about stroke signs, risks and prevention.

Most risk factors are common to men and women. But there are some
risk factors that affect only women - such the long-term use of birth
control pills, and hormone replacement therapy.
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The Top Ten 10 Most Common Women's Health Issues