How Important Is Women’s Health?
Women’s health should be a top priority, as they are the glue to their families, their community and so much more. Ensuring you stay healthy and are taking care of your overall wellness will help you live a long, and incredible life. Contact Dr. Michelle Trandai OBGYN in Chicago, IL for more information, today or visit us online to book an appointment.
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A women’s health is vastly important as they tend to be the glue to their family’s overall health, so, if a woman’s body is unbalanced in any way it will affect their physical and emotional well-being.
Women have many health concerns like breast cancer, ovarian and cervical cancer, and pregnancy issues just to name a few. Major transitions in life such as pregnancy, menopause, and even motherhood can lead to more health concerns that may affect physical and mental well-being.
These topics are of concern, as health for women is so broad, specific health concerns that we often cover in a women’s health check-up include:
Gynecological health and disorders
Gynecological health and disorders that can affect women include menstrual irregularities, menstruation, urinary tract health which includes pelvic floor disorders, urinary incontinence, vaginitis, uterine fibroids, vulvodynia, and bacterial vaginosis.
Pregnancy-related issues may include pre-pregnancy care, prenatal care, preterm labor, premature birth, pregnancy loss (including stillbirth or miscarriage), sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), birth defects, and breastfeeding.
Disorders in relation to infertility
Disorders concerning infertility include polycystic ovary syndrome, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and primary ovarian insufficiency.
Other disorders and conditions
Other disorders and conditions that can only affect women will include Rett syndrome, turner syndrome, and ovarian and cervical cancers.
Any issues in relation to women’s overall health and wellness
Any issues that are in relation to a women’s overall health and wellness will also be taken into account, this includes women with disabilities and their unique challenges, violence against women, osteoporosis and bone health, and menopause.
A woman’s health is no doubt tied to families and communities, illness or death has more consequences on the health of her children, family, and community. Although men and women may often have to deal with the same diseases their treatment and symptoms may not be identical. WHO (World Health Organization) has stated health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of the disease or infirmity”.
Women’s health today takes on a much higher position within society as many have come to realize. There is a famous slogan that is often used more and more “Healthy Women, Healthy World”, this statement completely embodies the fact that women are the custodians of their family’s health, they play a critical role in maintaining the health and wellness of themselves as well as their communities. Due to this, women will often focus more on the health of others within the community, including their children and spouse, and less on themselves.
This is why it is so vital that women maintain their health for their families, as well as themselves. In recent years, a number of illnesses that are affecting women are preventable with proper women’s health care being a priority.
There are many ways to improve a woman’s life, getting enough sleep, staying hydrated, and being physically active are a few that come to mind. Nowadays you are hearing the importance of self-care this can help us overcome obstacles and challenges that vary in intensity duration and impact. Getting through the day can take lots of strength and endurance and using the tools to improve your life can help with more successful days.
At our clinic, we may often recommend to our patients that regardless of age, these steps can help women to improve their health:
– Becoming or getting more physically active
– Ensuring sleep is their top priority
– Continuously scheduling an annual well-woman exam with their OBGYN
– Quit smoking (for good!)
– Improving their diet
– Escaping the same daily routine
For more information about women’s health, call us. We serve patients from Chicago IL, Evanston IL, Ravenswood IL, Uptown IL, Lake View IL, Lincoln Park IL, Buena Park IL, Bowmanville IL, Boystown IL, and Roscoe Village, IL.