Women’s Health

Women’s Health (182)

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a fairly common condition. The main symptoms include irregular or absent menstrual periods, reduced fertility,acne and abnormal hair distribution. Some women will be overweight and,others get depressed due to changes in their body habitus.

 

Many pregnancies are unplanned, and most couples do not seek pre-pregnancy advice. In an ideal situation, all pregnancies should be planned, with pre-conceptual advice being part of routine care.

Breast lumps are fairly common in women of reproductive age. The immediate worry is cancer if a breast lump is noted. But luckily, over 90 percent of breast lumps in women between the ages of 20 and 50 years are not cancerous (referred to as benign). However, any breast lump warrants further medical evaluation.

Women’s health is intricately related to changing ovarian function. Estrogens, produced by the ovaries, have effects in almost all the body organs.Circulating levels of estrogensdefine women’s health and lifestyle, from puberty to the menopause.

Delaying childbearing is now more common, with education and careers taking preference. Stable relationships appear to be increasingly difficult to establish as well, also contributing to delay in childbearing. The result of these changes is that more and more women start thinking about conceiving once they are already over the age of 30.A big positive is that older parents are more likely to be able to provide the financial needs required to raise a child.

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