For most women, being well-informed about female health is essential. Your body is, after all, a miraculous piece of natural engineering and needs looking after.
On the right-hand menu, we’ve included the most common conditions and topics related to female health to help you learn more about symptoms, treatments and health tests. Prevention, after all, is better than cure so it pays to educate yourself to reduce the risk of ill health.
On average, women are far better at visiting their doctors than men. However, in this day and age, it is quite normal for a woman to maintain a career and be a mother, wife, manager of the home and everything in between! With all these responsibilities, it’s easy to forget your own health and wellbeing.
Being female means many things. Every month the female body goes through a complex cycle of changes designed to make it possible for you to have a baby – if that is what you choose to do. You are different from a man in many respects; you have smaller bones and female hormones that can protect you from some diseases yet put you at risk from others. You are vulnerable to breast cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes and are at a greater risk of catching Sexually Transmitted Diseases (S.T.D.) than men.
This means it is important that you regularly check your health. With regular visits to your GP or health centre combined with at-home health tests, you can monitor your health and catch any potential issues early.
More and more women are recognizing the importance of an annual health check. There are dedicated clinics that women can attend, which are usually held at your local health centre. They are known as well-woman clinics and will usually carry out various female health tests including smear tests and breast screening (once over the age of 50). They will also keep a check on your blood pressure and weight.
All visits to a well-woman clinic are treated with strictest confidence, too.
The best way for you to take control and enjoy better female health is to eat a healthy balanced diet, cut down on alcohol intake and quit smoking. You should also aim to do some form of regular exercise. Good health is not just about looking good, it’s about feeling good and avoiding stress too.
If you have any concerns, you can monitor your health with specific tests. Popular ones include ovulation tests, vaginal PH tests, Candida tests, STD tests, thyroid tests, bowel tests, kidney tests and liver tests.
Explore the menu to the right to learn more about home health tests and female health issues. Use the search function above the list, too.
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