Most Common Conditions

Some women health issues affect women more commonly and differently from men.

Women bear exclusive health concerns, such as menopause, cervical cancer, breast cancer, and pregnancy. 

Depression and anxiety exhibit more frequently among female patients.Women suffer higher heart attack deaths compared to men.Sexually transmitted diseases can cause more harm to women.Urinary tract conditions are present more often in females. 


Heart Disease

Heart disease is the top health condition threatening womens health. It causes 1 in every 4 deaths among women. high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and smoking are factors that contribute to heart disease.

Ovarian and Cervical Cancer

Ovarian cancer originates in the fallopian tubes, while cervical cancer starts in the lower uterus. Both conditions cause similar pain, cervical cancer also causes discharge and pain during intercourse. Medical exams such as Pap smears detect cervical but not ovarian cancer.

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer can spread to other organs, and is the most aggressive cancer affecting the women in the world. Women suffering with breast cancer may develop breast lumps, but it is important for women to have each breast checked by a physician because most breast lumps are non life-threatening.

Gynecological Health

Added symptoms during menstruation, bleeding between menstruations and frequent urinating, may indicate other health conditions. 

Vaginal issues could also indicate serious problems such as reproductive tract cancer or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) , if left unchecked, they can lead to conditions such as kidney failure or infertility.

Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune disease is a condition that affects mostly women. It occurs when body cells that eliminate threats, such as viruses, attack healthy cells. 

Most autoimmune diseases share symptoms such as:

  • Pain
  • Mild fever
  • Vertigo
  • Skin irritation
  • Exhaustion

Early detection is the best defense against autoimmune disease, among with natural healing practices, such as:

  • Consuming less fat
  • Reducing toxin intake
  • Consuming less sugar
  • Lowering stress

Pregnancy Issues

Diabetes, asthma, and depression can harm the mother and child during pregnancy if not managed properly by a competent obstetrician.

Pregnancy can cause anemia or induce depression, making a mother’s red blood cell count to drop. Also, reproductive cell could appear outside the uterus, threatening further gestation.


Osteoporosis is condition that occurs mostly in women. It weakens the bones, allowing them to break easily. Factors that can cause this condition are:

  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Low body mass
  • Lack of exercise
  • Steroid use
  • Smoking
  • Certain prescriptions

Treatment may include healthy lifestyle choices, dietary supplements, or prescription medication.

Depression and Anxiety

Conditions that can lead to depression or anxiety; Natural hormonal fluctuations, Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysmorphic disorder (PMDD), the “baby blues,” a form of depression acquired shortly after birth in many women, perinatal depression, and the shift into menopause, called Perimenopause.

Therapeutic and prescription treatments can alleviate these symptoms

Healthy habits and regular doctor’s visits can greatly lower women’s risk for cancers and other common illnesses.

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