Do you know TRUTH from LIES? Bust the health myths!

Confused? See if you know fact from fiction on women's health!


Question 1 of 15.

What are the risks?

Having a small frame and slender build increases your risk of osteoporosis.

False
True

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.

Question 2 of 15.

H2O

You need to drink at lease 10 glasses of WATER each day to stay healthy.

True
False

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!

Question 3 of 15.

Does pumping help?

Physical exercise decreases the risk of osteoporosis. 

True
False

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.

Question 4 of 15.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is less common in women who have had several pregnancies, breastfed for a long time and exercise regularly.

True
False

It's true

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.

Question 5 of 15.

Most frequent cause of injury?

Automobile accidents are the most frequent cause of injury to women.

True
False

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.

Question 6 of 15.

Love Shouldn't Hurt

Children who witness physical abuse in their home will be more likely to have behavioral and health

True
False

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.

Question 7 of 15.

Take care of those puppies!

Breast cancer survival rate is high.

False
True

There is a great survival rate!

The average 5 year survival rate is 91%. Early detection gives women more treatment options.

Question 8 of 15.

#1 Cause of woman's death

The leading cause of death in women is breast cancer.

False
True

Take care of your heart!

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women in America.

Question 9 of 15.

Skin Cancer

The earliest sign of skin cancer is the development of a purple rash.

True
False

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!

Question 10 of 15.

Early Detection

Doing a self-exam every month is the best way to detect breast cancer in its earliest form.

False
True

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.

Question 11 of 15.

Have a heart!

You have heart disease if your heart "skips a beat" .

True
False

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.

Question 12 of 15.

So sad. 🙁

Men are two times as likely as women to experience clinical depression.

False
True

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.

Question 13 of 15.

Agh, Menopause.

Mood swings and short term memory loss is a symptom of menopause.

False
True

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.

Question 14 of 15.

Cholesterol Testing

The age you should get your first blood cholesterol screening is 40.

True
False

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.

Question 15 of 15.

What's the risk?

Being overweight increases your chance of getting breast cancer.

False
True

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.

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