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Top 4 Women's Health Concerns

Today is all about the ladies. Its National Women's Health & Fitness Day. Ideal Vitamins is committed to helping women of all ages be their healthiest and achieve a state of lifelong wellness.

Today is all about the ladies. Its National Women's Health & Fitness Day. Ideal Vitamins is committed to helping women of all ages be their healthiest and achieve a state of lifelong wellness.

 


The Top 4 Women's Health Concerns


Breast Cancer - Breast cancer is second to lung cancer as the leading cause of death for women. The risk factors include:

Heart Disease - Underdiagnosed in women, heart disease is often discovered too late in women. The risk factors include:

Osteoporosis - Osteoporosis threatens 44 million Americans, of which 68 percent are women, reports the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Risk factors for osteoporosis include:

  • Increasing age
  • Thin-boned frame
  • Race (Caucasian and Asian women are at the greatest risk)
  • Family history of the issue
  • Sex hormones. Infrequent menstrual cycles and estrogen loss due to menopause may increase risk
  • Weight issues including obesity and anorexia
  • Not getting enough calcium and vitamin D
  • Physical inactivity
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol consumption

Depression - The National Institute of Mental Health reports that about 12 million women are affected by a depressive disorder each year compared to about 6 million men.The risk factors for depression include:

  • Previous depressive episodes
  • Family history of depression
  • Heart problems
  • Serious chronic illness
  • Substance abuse
  • Use of drugs that could trigger depression, such as medicines for high blood pressure or seizures
  • A stressful life event, such as divorce, job loss or death
  • Diseases that could trigger depression, such as vitamin deficiency and thyroid disease
  • Serious illness or surgery
  • Childhood history of physical or sexual abuse
  • Having an eating disorder or an anxiety disorder

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