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Women’s Health

Women have unique health needs when it comes to managing conditions that manifest themselves either differently or more acutely than in men. For example, bone health can be affected by hormonal changes and may require more attention to ensuring adequate intake of calcium and Vitamin D.

The ongoing natural bodily functions that women experience can affect other aspects of healthy living such as the need to maintain good iron levels in the bloodstream and manage symptoms that may accompany menstrual cycles. While not all women suffer from pain, cramping and other symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) it is not uncommon either. In fact, it is estimated that up to 3 in 4 women have some symptoms of PMS and that the symptoms can vary in intensity from one cycle to another and from individual to individual. For some, the severity of the physical symptoms and emotional stress are enough to significantly affect daily life and its quality.

There are other illnesses which occur more often in women than men. Urinary tract infections are one of these ailments. While bacterial infection is frequently found in the lower urinary tract, it can also affect other parts of the urinary system such as the bladder and kidneys.

Vaginitis is another condition experienced by women from time to time and can be a result of the growth of bacteria, yeast or from other causes such as reduced estrogen levels. Watchfulness and recognizing the symptoms of some common disorders unique to women is key to maintaining health and wellness.

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