Confused? See if you know fact from fiction on women's health!
What are the risks?
Having a small frame and slender build increases your risk of osteoporosis.
Being tiny has its disadvantages sometimes
In addition, excessive alcohol consumption, increasing age and early menopause also contribute to the risk of osteoporosis, which is when the bones become more porous and fragile.
You need to drink at lease 10 glasses of WATER each day to stay healthy.
It doesn't need to be just WATER
Actually, you have to have 8 cups of LIQUID to keep hydrated. The choice includes water, soup, fruits, tea and coffee. Rumours circulated that coffee and caffeinated tea were dehydrating and didn't count towards your 8 cups. That is wrong. Enjoy your java and count it in!
Does pumping help?
Physical exercise decreases the risk of osteoporosis.
Lifting weights does help
Exercise involving lifting weights (including your own body weight) and using resistance have proven an increase in muscle strength and bone density.
Endometriosis is less common in women who have had several pregnancies, breastfed for a long time and exercise regularly.
Endometriosis is a chronic disorder that can cause pain. It is misplaced endometrial tissue that gradually increases in size and can irritate nearly tissue and block fallopian tubes, causing infertility. Sometimes during pregnancy, endometriosis may become inactive temporarily or permanently.
Most frequent cause of injury?
Automobile accidents are the most frequent cause of injury to women.
Its not automobile accidents
More women are injured by husbands or boyfriends who physically abuse them than from muggings, rapes and automobiles combined! 1 in 7 women have reported being injured by an intimate partner in the USA.
Love Shouldn't Hurt
Children who witness physical abuse in their home will be more likely to have behavioral and health
Sadly, its True
Unfortunately, this is true. And children may also feel responsible for protecting their moms and stopping the violence and they may feel they are to blame for the violence or that violence is an acceptable way to solve problems. Boys who witness abuse of their mothers, are more likely to be abusers themselves.
Take care of those puppies!
Breast cancer survival rate is high.
There is a great survival rate!
The average 5 year survival rate is 91%. Early detection gives women more treatment options.
#1 Cause of woman's death
The leading cause of death in women is breast cancer.
Take care of your heart!
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women in America.
The earliest sign of skin cancer is the development of a purple rash.
Its not a rash
Actinic keratosis are lesions that appear as bumps with a crusty feel. These may be tender or itchy. While they are precancerous, this condition is an early sign of cancer. Check it out with your doctor!
Doing a self-exam every month is the best way to detect breast cancer in its earliest form.
The best is the Mammogram
Mammograms are still the best way to detect breast cancer in its earliest form. When lumps are too small to be felt, they can be detected by mammogram, especially if you have dense breast tissue.
Have a heart!
You have heart disease if your heart "skips a beat" .
It's ok to skip a beat!
While you should discuss this with your doctor, many people with completely normal hearts sometimes feel their heart beating faster or slower than normal, or skipping a beat.
So sad. 🙁
Men are two times as likely as women to experience clinical depression.
Women are actually twice as likely
Women are actually twice as likely as men! In fact, one in seven women will be affected with depression at some point in her lifetime, but almost 2/3rds will not seek help.
Mood swings and short term memory loss is a symptom of menopause.
Mood and memory can be impacted
While not all women experience this symptom, but it is one of the signs. Others include hot flashes, urinary problems such as leaking and vaginal dryness causing painful sex.
The age you should get your first blood cholesterol screening is 40.
Start testing at age 20
Beginning at age 20, women should have their cholesterol level measured and then repeated every 5 years. Having high blood cholesterol is a significant risk factor for heart disease.
What's the risk?
Being overweight increases your chance of getting breast cancer.
There are many risk factors, and being overweight is one of them.
While being overweight increases the risk of breast cancer, having no children or having your first child after the age of 30 and a strong family history of breast cancer also increase risk. However, the majority of cases happen to women without any risk factors, so everyone of us should check regularly.