Overview of Women’s Health Tips
Women’s Health Tips are a very important issue in our busy life who doesn’t know how to be healthy and beautiful. Wondering if those symptoms you feel define some serious underlying women’s health problems? You sometimes wish you could just stay a year or more without having them. Really wish you had an excellent health information source for women’s health issues. You are at the right place. I will provide you high-quality health information and resources that will help address all of these concerns. Still wondering how? I will show you in just a moment.
From this moment onwards, you will be seeing with the eyes of well-trained and experienced health professionals who are more than willing to offer you warm, friendly health tips and advice. You will also be able to tap into my knowledge, skills, and experience relating to women’s health.
Women’s health is particularly of great importance in today’s world because the woman forms the bedrock of the family. so, when you are healthy, the family is healthy, so also is the world. We are going to be looking at various aspects of women’s health such as Gynecology, Maternal, and Child Health, Nutritional Health, Reproductive Health just to mention a few. Not to worry, I will make it as simple as can be.
Are there some women health issues you want to know about? Maybe you want to learn more about some diseases with a female preponderance. Diseases such as osteoporosis, breast cancer, and depression. This is the right place for you.
My aim is to equip you with high-level health information that will help prevent these disease and improve the quality of life of the woman. Do you know that the practice of medicine has now gone from curative to preventive? Prevention is better, in every sense of the word than cure. You will benefit from regular articles, journals and one-on-one advice from highly skilled professionals. I believe you would not want to miss out of this wonderful advantage. It sets you apart from the crowd. Ready? Come with me as we journey together through this website to discover how easy it improves your health education
Maternal and Child Health, the Cornerstone of Healthcare.
Maternal and child health guarantees an efficient head-start for the newborn. Do you know that most of the causes of deaths of the mother and child are preventable and treatable? Most of the maternal deaths are due to biological processes and not diseases. Yes, you read it correctly. Worldwide, about 10 million children die from preventable and treatable diseases yearly. These figures are alarming, to say the least!
With your sound knowledge of maternal and child health, you will be able to help reduce these figures.
Maternal health talks about the health of a woman during pregnancy, childbirth and up to six weeks after delivery. Any death that occurs within this period is referred to as maternal death. child health refers to the well-being of a child. There are some common causes of maternal deaths. These include complications of childbirth such as difficult or obstructed labour, infection, childbirth injury and bleeding (postpartum hemorrhage). In developing countries maternal deaths remain the leading cause of death of women of reproductive age after HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. Common causes of child deaths, on the other hand, are mainly childhood infections such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, tetanus, measles, and malaria. Although malnutrition could be an underlying cause of these deaths too.
Permit me to say that the cost of childbirth can quickly deplete the family’s income, bringing with it even financial hardship. Maternal death is a cause of poverty, and poverty also a cause of it. Hence, there is an urgent need for us to tackle the problem.
Interestingly there is so much you can do to prevent the twin problem of maternal and child death. You are asking yourself how? Very simple. To reduce the complications of pregnancy, make sure you go regularly for prenatal care with trained health professionals- midwives and doctors. Early diagnosis of pregnancy is also important. You can do home pregnancy once you have missed your period. Ask your doctor about your expected due date. Healthy pregnancy ensures safe delivery and this reduces perinatal mortality. You also can prevent unwanted and unplanned pregnancies by using any of the family planning methods-use of contraceptives. Ensure you get immunized for tetanus during pregnancy. Ensure also that your delivery is conducted trained personnel. Remember that the pregnancy-related problems can occur up to six weeks after delivery, so you should remember to go for postnatal follow-up.
To prevent child death, make sure your child delivery is carried out in a hygienic birthing environment. Dry and wrap the warm clothing to prevent him or her from getting cold. continue to breastfeed the newborn. Take the child for all routine immunizations and take the child to see the doctor at the earliest possible time when the child is coughing. If you notice his has diarrhoea does not stop feeding the child and give oral rehydration solution to replace the fluid he may have lost. Vitamin A supplementation is vital for the child, so make sure he gets it.
You may find some medical information in journals of women’s health or some websites for women’s health. I recommend you purchase some magazine on women’s health for further readings. Better still, you may go to your local women’s health clinics for more information.
Gynecology is the science of Women.
Gynecology is the aspect of medicine that deals with the health of the female reproductive system-uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, vagina, and the vulva. It is considered to end at the end of 24th week of gestation although there is no clear-cut point between gynecology and obstetrics.
I remember a woman once walked into my consulting room a while ago to ask if all vaginal discharges are abnormal.
Gynecology deals with some common diseases of the female reproductive system which include the following-
- Uterine fibroid- These are estrogen-dependent growth
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- cancer of the cervix
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Amongst other things gynecology looks at some other phenomena such as
- Premenstrual Syndrome
We will also be considering some interventions such as
- Pap Smear
- Hormonal Replacement Therapy
Breast health talks about the general well-being of both the female and the male breast. In this case, we will be considering the female breast. Apart from being a lactating organ, the female breast is also a sexual organ. there are a lot of diseases that can affect it. These include but not limited to:
- Breast Abscess
- fibroadenoma of the breast
- Breast Cancer
There are some nipple abnormalities are worth mentioning. There are a flat nipple and nipple retraction. These are of great importance in breastfeeding mothers because they could make breastfeeding in women very difficult. Breastfeeding gives the newborn a good head-start in life. The composition of the human breast milk is 80% water and also contain vital nutrients and antibacterial constituents that help keep the child healthy. The importance of this practice cannot be overemphasized.
Breast cancer is a disease which every woman is at risk of. If detected early it can be treated either through the use of anti-cancer medications-chemotherapy or mastectomy surgery. This is the commonest cancer in women and one of the greatest killers of women. Women are therefore advised to do a routine breast examination for breast lumps on themselves and they should go to their doctor to breast examination at least once a year. If a woman notices a lump in her breast she must immediately see her doctor.
Not all breast surgeries are for treatment, some are largely cosmetic. Some of the surgeries are for breast reduction or breast enlargement. Breast health issues are numerous.
Reproductive Health: a Critical component of Women’s Health.
Reproductive health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in all matters relating to the reproductive system at all stages of life. Reproductive’s health implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life and that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so. It also talks about the right of men and women to be informed and have access to safe, effective, affordable and acceptable methods of family planning of their choice and the right to approach health care services that enable women to safely go through pregnancy and childbirth.
We encourage you to have the desired number of children safely and healthily, when and if you decide to have them. It also discusses choosing a lifestyle and avoiding illnesses and diseases. With adequate knowledge of reproductive well-being, you will be able to achieve good health for you and your child. It informs you that habits such as smoking and substance abuse can have irreversible damage to your reproductive health.
It talks about information and services designed to help individuals to attain and maintain the state of health that prevents and solve problems related to reproductive system problems and It includes prevention, wellness and family planning services as well as diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
Reproductive well-being care is a prerequisite for women’s social, emotional and human developments. When a woman lacks access to safe, comprehensive reproductive health care, the effect can be damaging.
The aspects of reproductive well-being that we will be considering are as follows:
- Reproductive Rights- this discusses the legal protection for women such as the right to legal abortion and the right to contraception and family planning. It enables each woman to make an optimal choice for her own life. This is key to bringing about reproductive justice to all women.
- Reproductive Justice- Its agenda includes affordable child care, housing for low-income women, child nutrition and age-appropriate sex education for our youth.
- Abortion- This is when pregnancy is ended to prevent the delivery of a child. There are two main types, namely; medical and surgical abortion. Medical abortion refers to the use of pills to terminate a pregnancy while surgical abortion is the evacuation of pregnancy from the womb through vacuum aspiration or dilatation and curettage.
- Contraception- This focuses on when you can prevent pregnancy even when you engage in unprotected sex. This includes the use of oral contraceptive pills, emergency contraception, injections and insertion of a contraceptive device into the womb. Sterilization is also part of contraception.
Reproductive well-being is all-encompassing. It not only discusses the diseases and illnesses of the reproductive system but all that pertains to the general well-being of the woman. Hence, it is a critical component of women’s health.
Balanced Diet for Women
Any women are confused about to choose a healthy, balanced diet for them because they have different nutritional requirements to men. Below there is guidance and recipe ideas for women searching balanced diet for proper health.
The NHS Eat Well Guide defines different types of food we should have to take and in which proportion. These include rules to follow like taking a minimum of five fruits or vegetables daily, including grains, fish, poultry, beans, less red meat for low-fat and low sugar-dairy foods.
Nutritional requirements vary depending upon size, age, sex, and activity levels so use charts as a general guide. The chart shows daily amounts require for a person to achieve a healthy diet for maintaining weight.
Reference Intake RI
To relate numbers and figures to someone, one has to personalize one’s portions with a guide to find right serving size:
In breakfast, take protein to boost up metabolism and use eggs, salmon, or dairy for protein. We consume more calories to digest proteins rather than carbohydrates so by taking proteins in breakfast, metabolism will boost up due to which lower calories will be eaten the rest of the day.
If someone skips breakfast it means he’ll end up taking wrong foods in a later day. Breakfast makes important for daily intake. It performs an important role in maintaining health.
Protein Breakfast Recipes
- Summer eggs
- Berry omelette
- Tomato baps
- Smoked salmon
Many people take little foods to manage their blood sugar levels so they spread their intake throughout the day. For this, they take morning biscuits for a spread with peanut and banana or veggie sticks.
Energy giving Snacks
- Almond butter
- Spicy chickpeas
Take a mixture of proteins and carbohydrates at lunch. Carbohydrates provide energy that produces a steady rise in blood sugar. So for lunch take some sandwich, chicken, salad and grain toast with baked beans.
- Spicy salad
- Chicken sandwich
- Smoked salmon
- Veggie noodle
- Cheese & Pepper Sandwich
To intake energy, take some fruits, dried fruits with nuts because these provide proteins and fats to keep you satisfied.
Take chocolate or cereal with dried applies if you’ve got an exercise otherwise you can take low-calorie nibbles like apples, cherry, tomato, and vegetable crudités. These fruits can satisfy your sweet craving after lunch.
Take carbohydrates in the evening because these are low in fat. With these low fats combine some essential healthy fats which you find in oily fish like mackerel, salmon and nuts, seeds with oils.
Your body uses these fats overnight which are essential for healthy skin. Take colorful vegetables or salad, rapeseed oil, fish, beans with brown rice or pasta in dinner.
- Chicken stew & beans
- Veggie rice salad
- Crusted fish
- Spicy roots
- Crispy crumb chicken.
Use this food chart a week and you can see the difference in your body health and fitness. It will be very useful for women, especially who are health conscious.