- On average, women live six to eight years longer than men globally.
- In 2007, women’s life expectancy at birth was more than 80 years in 35 countries, but only 54 years in the WHO African Region.
- Girls are far more likely than boys to suffer sexual abuse.
- Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among adolescent girls in high- and middle-income countries.
- Essentially all (99%) of the half a million maternal deaths every year occur in developing countries.
- Breast cancer is the leading cancer killer among women aged 20–59 years in high-income countries.
- Globally, cardiovascular disease, often thought to be a “male” problem, is the leading killer of women.
Eliza Flagg Young, MD, a nineteenth century physician, once said, “Every woman is born a doctor. Men have to study to become one.” Although this may be a controversial statement, what isn’t controversial is that women tend to be the primary health care providers in most families. In the vast majority of homes women are responsible for watching over the health needs of the children, and by their shopping and cooking, they are responsible for fulfilling the nutritional needs of the family.
Infancy and childhood (0-9 years)
Globally, girls under five years are more likely to be overweight than boys, which – together with obesity – may lead to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders and some cancers later in life.
Pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria are the main causes of death during the first five years of life, with malnutrition being a major factor.
Adolescent girls (10-19 years)
Pregnancy-related complications are a leading cause of death among girls aged 15–19 years in developing countries; unsafe abortion – provided by unskilled persons in unhygienic conditions – contributes substantially to these deaths.
Reproductive age (15-44 years) and adult women (20-59 years)
*MENSTRUATION– A woman experiences a normal phenomenon called the menstrual cycle. Regular loss of blood from uterus occurs every 26 to 35 days (more or less monthly) in every normal non-pregnant woman prior to menopause.
a woman may experience premenstrual syndrome(PMS) and she may have menstrual crampsat the onset of her menstrual flow.PMS is group of symptoms which occurs before menstrual cycle like irritability, nervousness, cramps, headache and bloating, etc
Every step of a woman’s menstrual cycle is controlled by Hormones. Any imbalance in this hormones can result in heavy flow, irregular menses, scanty flow, too long or no periods.
Underlying conditions, which may include POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME and ENDOMETRIOSIS , need to be medically evacuated.
*FERTILITY, BIRTH CONTROL, and INFERTILITY
Fertility is theEvery woman who wishes to use birth control needs to decide which method is best suited for her. She must also determine which methods offer her the most protection against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection and AIDS. Ability to bear children. But most women prevent unwanted pregnancy by using birth control pills.
The opposite of fertility is, of course, Infertility , or the inability to bear children. Female infertility tends to become more of a problem as a woman gets older, especially after age 35. Irrespective of age, a woman and her partner need to be medically evaluated by a physician.
A well planned pregnancy is always worthy healthy child. The ideal time to start learning about pregnancy is not when a woman is already pregnant. In order for a future mother to maximize her chances of having a healthy baby, she should to know what she can do before she conceives and then what to do after she learns she is pregnant.
She needs to know about those diseases that can complicate a pregnancy by their existence or their treatment, such as depression, epilepsy, thyroid disease,asthma,lupus,hypertension or diabetes.
There are number of prenatal test to be done to prevent complication during pregnancy
Vaginitis is an inflammatory condition in the vagina that is primarily the result of infection (i.e., from Candida albicans, Trichomonas vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis, or Chlamydia trachomatis) or exposure to an irritant (chemical or allergic). Other factors that can disrupt the ecological balance in the vagina are a high sugar diet, birth control pills, and certain hormonal changes, including those caused by pregnancy. The symptoms of vaginitis generally include an abnormal vaginal discharge and itching or burning pains
Fibroids are noncancerous growths in or on the walls of the uterus which can lead to abnormal uterine bleeding, painful intercourse, and bladder and bowel pressure. Fibroids are most common in women in their 40s and early 50s. Not all women with fibroids have symptoms. Fibroids also can put pressure on the bladder, causing frequent urination, or the rectum, causing rectal pressure. Should the fibroids get very large, they can cause the abdomen (stomach area) to enlarge, making a woman look pregnant.
*CYSTITIS (BLADDER INFECTION)
Another extremely common condition for which womens do suffer more is urinary tract infection. Cystitis means inflammation of the bladder. It is usually caused by a urine infection. Some women have recurring bouts of cystitis.one can prevent cystitis by maintaining hygiene,drinking lots of fluids to flush out bladder frequently, wiping your anus from front to back. Wear cotton underwear and change daily. Do not wear tight-fitting trousers or tights
Menopause is stop of menstrual cycle. Menopause is a normal part of life, just like puberty, (start of menses) It is the time of your last period, but symptoms can begin several years earlier. Some symptoms of menopause can last for months or years after. Changing levels of estrogen and progesterone, which are two female hormones made in your ovaries, might lead to these symptoms. –
Less Interest in Sex,
Urinary Incontinence (unintentional loss of urine),etc
Menopause, or the “change of life,” is different for each woman. Menopause is not a disease that has to be treated. But you might need help if symptoms like hot flashes bother you. Try to keep track of when hot flashes happen—a diary can help. You might be able to use this information to find out what triggers your flashes and then avoid those triggers. When a hot flash starts, try to go somewhere cool.
*OSTEOPOROSIS and HEART DISEASE
Two common health problems can start to happen at menopause, and you might not even notice.
Osteoporosis : Day in and day out, your body is busy breaking down old bone and replacing it with new healthy bone. Estrogen helps control bone loss, and losing estrogen around the time of menopause causes women to lose more bone than is replaced. In time, bones can become weak and break easily. This condition is called osteoporosis. Talk to your doctor to see if you should have a bone density test to find out if you are at risk. Your doctor can also suggest ways to prevent or treat osteoporosis.
Heart disease. After menopause, women are more likely to have heart disease. Changes in estrogen levels may be part of the cause. But, so is getting older. As you age, you may gain weight and develop other problems, like high blood pressure. These could put you at greater risk for heart disease. Be sure to have your blood pressure and levels of triglycerides, fasting blood glucose, and LDL, HDL, and total cholesterol checked regularly. Talk to your doctor to find out what you should do to protect your heart.
Staying healthy after menopause may mean making some changes in the way you live.
Eat a healthy diet, low in fat, high in fiber, with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain foods, as well as all the important vitamins and minerals.
Make sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D—in your diet or with vitamin/mineral supplements. Learn what your healthy weight is, and try to stay there.
Do weight-bearing exercise, such as walking, jogging, or dancing, at least 3 days each week for healthy bones. But try to be physically active in other ways for your general health.
Cervical cancer is the most common type of cancer among women, with virtually all cases linked to genital infection with the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that opens at the top of the vagina.
A woman’s sexual habits and patterns can increase her risk of developing cervical cancer. Risky sexual practices include:
- Having sex at an early age
- Having multiple sexual partners
- Having a partner or many partners who are active in high-risk sexual activities
Risk factors for cervical cancer include:
- Not getting the HPV vaccine
- Being poor
- Women whose mothers took the drug DES (diethylstilbestrol) during pregnancy in the early 1960s to prevent miscarriage
- Weakened immune system
Most of the time, early cervical cancer has no symptoms. Symptoms that may occur include:
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding between periods, after intercourse, or after menopause
- Vaginal discharge that does not stop, and may be pale, watery, pink, brown, bloody, or foul-smelling
- Periods that become heavier and last longer than usual
Cervical cancer may spread to the bladder, intestines, lungs, and liver. Often there are no problems until the cancer is advanced and has spread. Symptoms of advanced cervical cancer may include:
- Back pain
- Bone pain or fractures
- Leaking of urine or feces from the vagina
- Leg pain
- Loss of appetite
- Pelvic pain
- Single swollen leg
- Weight loss
Get regular Pap smears as often as your health care provider recommends. Pap smears can help detect early changes, which can be treated before they turn into cervical cancer.
*OSTEOARTHRITIS- Osteoarthritis is a normal result of aging. It is also caused by “wear and tear” on a joint. Before age 55, OA occurs equally in men and women. After age 55, it is more common in women.
- OA tends to run in families.
- Being overweight increases the risk of OA in the hip, knee, ankle, and foot joints because extra weight causes more wear and tear.
- Fractures or other joint injuries can lead to OA later in life.
- Jobs that involve kneeling or squatting for more than an hour a day put you at the highest risk. Jobs that involve lifting, climbing stairs, or walking also put you at risk.
- Playing sports that involve direct impact on the joint (such as football), twisting (such as basketball or soccer), or throwing also increase the risk of arthritis.
Pain and stiffness in the joints are the most common symptoms. The pain is often worse after exercise and when you put weight or pressure on the joint. The phrase “morning stiffness” refers to the pain and stiffness you may feel when you first wake up in the morning. Stiffness usually lasts for 30 minutes or less. It is improved by mild activity that “warms up” the joint.
Some people might not have symptoms, even though x-rays show the changes of OA. No blood tests are helpful in diagnosing OA.
An x-ray of affected joints will show a loss of the joint space. In advanced cases, there will be a wearing down of the ends of the bone and bone spurs.
Staying active and getting exercise helps maintain joint and overall movement.
|Homeopathy system is a wholistic system of science which works on the basic principle “ similia similibus curantur’’ ie like cures the like. Homeopathy is derived from Greek word homeo means like, pathy means sufferings. It was discovered and founded by German physician Dr Samuel Hahnemann (1755 -1843 ) . He was very much dissatisfied with other modes of treatment which were very cruel and crude during his time. So in the year of 1796, he discovered homeopathy. It is the most modern and new system to be discovered.Homeopathy system is based on the fact that, substances that produces symptoms of sick in an healthy individuals will have the capacity to produce curative effect when given to sick people with similar set of symptoms in very dilute and minute quantities.
Homeopathy treatment is based on totality of symptoms of the individuals. which gives constitutional characteristics.
|Totality of the symptoms of the persons includes:
- Genetic make up.
- Mental make up.
- Physical built.
- Persons tolerance to heat and cold.
|Homeopathic remedies are prepared by unique process of potentisation and surccussion. Homeopathic dosages will be in minute form, but sufficient enough to stimulate the persons genetic code and bring about the effective changes and thus increases the persons immunity and makes individual healthy.*WHY TO OPT HOMEOPATHY?
Homeopathic medicines are the drugs that lead to effective relief from the health problems, without leading to side effects.
Life for a woman today is definitely challenging! The demands are many – a mother, a sister, a daughter and a lover. Finding the time and energy to fulfill these roles and cope with your own needs can be difficult and can eventually take its toll on your health.
Homeopathy offers endless possibilities for women’s health! It is beneficial for the full range of emotional, mental and physical problems that a woman is likely to experience throughout her life.
During the teen years homeopathy can help with the hormonal changes of puberty and the emotional upheavals which frequently occur as they make the transition to womanhood.
Pregnancy is a whole area of complex emotional and physical changes were symptoms are particularly difficult to treat with conventional medicine. Homeopathy offers a safe alternative to both mother and child through pregnancy, into childbirth and even during breastfeeding.
During and after the menopause the hormones undergo a huge upheaval with some women faring better than others. Homeopathy can help with the associated symptoms such as hot flushes, menstrual irregularities, incontinence and insomnia.
The menstrual cycle is at the very centre of our being as women. Generally the hormonal system maintains its own balance, however when out of balance the symptoms can cause great distress both emotionally and physically.
Homeopaths understand that menstruation does not induce uncontrollable emotions, but simply lowers a woman’s ability to repress genuine, often difficult emotions, which are already present. Homeopathy can help regulate the dramatic fluctuations and associated PMS/PMT symptoms as well as heavy or absent periods, or difficulties in conceiving.
Homeopathy is very beneficial for helping with a range of Infertility problems.It can be used alone or alongside conventional fertility treatment and is a safe and natural way to boost the functioning of the reproductive system.
There are many factors that affect fertility levels such as a hormonal imbalance,polycystic ovaries or endometriosis. There may also be less obvious problems that can contribute to infertility such as depression, fear of conceiving, stress or dietary problems. These issues and many of the trials and frustrations that couples go through trying to get pregnant can successfully benefit from homeopathic treatment.
Because homeopathic medicines are considerably more amenable to home care than are conventional drugs, it is predictable that American women have had a history of interest in homeopathy. Likewise today, the vast majority, approximately two thirds, of homeopathic patients and purchasers of homeopathic products are women. And today, there are approximately 300 homeopathic study groups, the significant majority of which are led by women and participated in by women. There is one simple reason why so many women, past and present, have sought out homeopathic medicine: it is a safer and more effective method of healing themselves and their families. Because women tend to seek professional medical care more than men do, they also tend to experience more of its dangers as well as its benefits. When women reach the limits of modern medical expertise and experience some of the harsh side effects of modern medical practices, it is certainly understandable that they seek out alternative health methods such as homeopathic medicine.
Conventional treatment for yeast conditions/bacterial condition or any infectious condition is usually antifungal/antibacterial/antibiotics medications or suppositories. While these medicines may temporarily decrease the number of yeast cells, they do not increase the body’s good microorganisms, nor do they protect the body from future yeast infections. Homeopathic medicines are not antifungal or antibacterial in the conventional sense. Rather, they strengthen a woman’s own defenses, which then help her body fight off the fungal infection itself. By this process they do not create the same type of internal ecological disruption that antibiotics cause.
*WHY TO OPT POSITIVE HOMEOPATHY?
Homeopthic Constitutional care,rather than self care is necessary for treating problems in human body.Holistic care is the need of the century which is waht follow in positive homeopathy
Definately Now a Days, life style modification is very important,homeopathy medicine given after holistic approach can add more ease to patient.
Every case is studied and evaluated by the qualified Homeopathic Physiacian and prescribed after careful consideration of each and every aspects of Patients Physical,Mental,and Emotional dishormony