Posts on Health and Wellness
Women are 30% more likely than men to experience the symptoms of chronic stress. They juggle multiple demands, from their work to their family to maintaining a happy relationship with their partner. Women are "on" all the time, due to being constantly available through text messages or email.
When you think of health risks, smoking and being overweight probably top the list. But there's a surprising hidden health threat that affects up to 30 percent of adults over 65 — loneliness.
Menopause — when a woman's body stops menstruating, ovulating and producing estrogen and progesterone — is a natural part of a woman's life. The average age that women reach menopause is 51.
And you don't actually go through menopause. Technically, you go through perimenopause, the transitional period of time before you hit menopause which is the specific marker that signifies you haven't had a menstrual cycle in a year.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial STD in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is known as a "silent" disease because it very rarely causes symptoms.
While it's true that Alzheimer's disease doesn't discriminate, it's also a fact that the disease affects women much more than men. According to the Alzheimer's Association, women over the age of 65 have a one-in-six chance of developing memory loss, compared to a one-in-11 chance for men of the same age. Why is it that women have a greater risk of developing the disease than men? Researchers are still looking for the answer. But here are some clues:
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people work. Many workers have continued to go into their workplaces throughout the pandemic, adopting new health and safety measures. Others have found ways to work from home and may not have seen their coworkers or customers in person for many months. As the number of people who are vaccinated grows and the incidence of COVID-19 in the community drops, many workplaces that have been closed or operating with limited staff will reopen.
From mammograms to cholesterol tests, the appropriate screenings for women couldn’t be more crucial. Screening tests can catch an illness before you see signs, which will allow for treatment to start early when it matters most. Your lifestyle, health record and family history help determine what tests you need. Only you and your doctor know what’s best for you.
Asthma is a common chronic lung disease that can make it difficult to breathe. Although there is no cure for asthma, those with the condition can live healthy, active lives if their asthma is under control.