Men and women are different in more ways than one. Still, when aches and ailments hit us, we forget about those differences and just regard each other as fellow humans who are dealing with health issues. These issues are the same, they bring about the same amount of worry and concern in women and men, but still, even with these issues, we are somewhat different as we often have different difficulties that we have to face and fight. There are certain kinds of health problems that only women face, or at least are more prone to, and we have created a list of some of those issues, along with some helpful tips on how to spot them early on, so you can get the proper and timely care and help.
The monthly visitor
One particular issue men will never experience, and women, on the other hand, have to face on a monthly basis is the period. This is an always expected, but never welcomed occurrence women have to endure from the time they become teenagers until the menopause hits. On top of that, not all periods are created equal. For some women, they last three or five days, and some women have to go through this discomfort for seven or eight days. Some experience severe cramps followed by nausea, and others have to run to the bathroom every hour because of an extremely heavy flow. PMS is no picnic either – it often comes with irrational hunger, back pain, premenstrual headaches, breast soreness and swelling. While there is nothing we can do to stop our periods from coming, there are some remedies to help reduce discomfort. There are natural remedies you can try, and if that does not help, visit your gynecologist and seek help. In some cases, difficult menstruations are caused by hormonal imbalance and there are times when birth control pills can be of great help.
The big c
Breast cancer, although it rarely happens to men too, mainly affects women. This is why every woman past the age of twenty-five should learn how to do a regular self-check and if you feel any kind of lump, you should head to a doctor immediately. Also, make sure you get a mammogram as this is a method that serves as the best cancer detector. With the advancements made in medicine, when caught on time, breast cancer can be successfully treated, so there is no room for desperation even if it happens to you as luckily, there are numerous ways in which you can attack and beat this illness.
Matters of the vagina
Anyone with a vagina and a uterus knows that it takes a great amount of care and effort to keep things in order. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, things happen that are beyond our control and through no fault of our own. These problems include, but are not limited to, fertility issues, UTIs, infections, candida, and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome also known as PCOS. The syndrome is associated with excess or higher than normal levels of male hormones in women and symptoms can manifest at any time, from early childhood to quite late in life. One of the most obvious (and unwanted) symptoms is hair growth in places where women should not have hair, such as the face, nipples, chest, thighs or in the middle of the lower abdomen.
However, there are solutions to resort to, such as laser hair removal in clinics that specialize in this, and as for the other symptoms, such as excessive acne and obesity, doctors are here for you. These issues can be treated by a medical professional, who will determine a course of treatment based on your medical history. One thing that is important is that you should consult your doctor should you notice any of these symptoms. As women, we often must take extra care of our bodies, especially the parts that make us unique such as our uterus and our breasts. Be safe, have regular consults with a doctor, self-check, and simply be in tuned with your body. You know yourself best, so if you notice that something is not right, do not wait until it is too late.