Because women have such unique bodies, it is important to take care of your body and mind as such. Women that do not exercise are more likely to have cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes according to the NIH. It is important to eat the right things for your body as well as exercise as much as possible. Joining a gym or nutrition program and having a community behind it can be very helpful.
On top of taking care of your physical health, it is important to know about new common diseases that you could see yourself in countering. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a disease that is starting to become more common in women in their childbearing years. It is caused by a change in hormones levels such as androgens, insulin, and progesterone. A good way of noticing this disease is by paying attention to your cycle and making sure that it is regular and normal.
To make sure that you are keeping your body healthy, it is important to make a yearly checkup with your primary and your OB-GYN doctor. They can make sure that you are following all the safety measures to make sure that you are keeping your body and mind healthy. If you are feeling overly depressed or overly angry, talking to your doctor and getting blood work done can be a good way to make sure that you are not having experiencing hormone imbalances.
Another important thing to do to take care of your body is to make sure that at home, you are caring for it properly. A woman’s body has a pH level that is very sensitive so when you are washing your privates in the bathroom, it is important to use organic or fragrance-free feminine washes and to make sure that you are washing every day. This can prevent yeast infections and other undesired complications.
By making sure you are exercising and moving your body, washing yourself correctly, and staying up to date with checkup appointments, you can make sure that if anything does arise, you know a soon as possible and can treat it.
By: Diane Morrison, OB-GYN, WNY Medical PC