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Women’s health refers to overall health of women. Health of women differs from men in many ways due to unique biological, social and behavioural conditions; some health issues in women include infertility, PCOS, urinary tract infections, menopause, and conditions of the female organs. Women’s health represents population health as the health of families and communities are tied to the health of women. Women plays different roles in her life – as a mother, as a sister, as a wife, as a friend and as a daughter. Women are busy taking care of everyone in the family and their wellbeing and health are neglected and are more likely to get health issues due to stress. Women’s life stages depend on the reproductive cycle, beginning with menstruation and ending with menopause.

Some common health problems women faces are :

  • Heart diseases
  • Cancer
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Depression
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Thyroid

Health tips for Heart :

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women. Heart attack symptoms may be different for women. The most common cause of heart disease is

  • Coronary artery disease.
  • Broken heart syndrome.

Women now days are more educated, have high career goals and high profile jobs but what they ignore the most is their health and suffers health problems. By following some health tips women can help to avoid heart attack or stroke and live healthy heart lifestyle.

Control cholesterol– Eating foods low in Tran’s fat, saturated fat, low fat dairy products and cholesterol.
Controlling blood pressure– By reducing the level of salt intake we can avoid high blood pressure.
Quit smoking– Smoking is a major risk factor of heart diseases.
Exercise– Exercise helps to maintain healthy weight, control and lowers cholesterol called triglycerides.
Healthy diet and controlling stress levels also helps reduce the risk.
Food that helps to keep our heart healthy is salmon fish, dark chocolate, walnut, garlic, olive oil, apples, oatmeal and beans.

Health tips for Body :

When women cross the age of 30 years they face problems like depression, anxiety, anemia, weight gain and weakness. By following some natural health tips women can not only maintain their good health but also their good looks.

  • Regular health checkups
  • Regular exercise
  • Avoiding/controlling stress
  • Sufficient sleep
  • Maintain healthy weight
  • Intake of calcium and iron rich food
  • Healthy diet
  • Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables

What should be included in diet for women’s health :

Eating a balanced, nutritious diet is very important for women. Women have different daily nutritional requirements when compared to men. Below are some important diet tips for women

  • Eating nutrient rich food (whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, low fat dairy products)
  • Iron rich food (red meat, chicken, fish, spinach, lentils, beans)
  • Boost Calcium intake for healthy and strong bones
  • Folic acid during reproductive years (citrus fruits, leafy greens, peas and beans)

Women need low calories than men, but our requirements for certain vitamins and minerals are much higher.

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