You possibly already know of some medical conditions which have been stamped with the mark of shame by society. Examples are mental diseases, physically disfiguring conditions, infertility, incontinence, and many others. No one really gets a choice of what to get afflicted with. Disease states are a result of many factors, some completely unavoidable. Stigmatizing some disease states isn’t ever acceptable. Each medical condition should be viewed as any other. Those afflicted should always attract a measure of sympathy, and appropriate medical help.
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The way healthcare is delivered has changed over time. In days gone by, doctors practiced in a very paternalistic manner. They knew what was good for you, and you wouldn’t have had much choice. If a certain recommendation was made, there wasn’t much scope for asking questions, or considering alternate options. You had to accept whatever treatment they proposed, even when at times, such treatment wasn’t ever good for anyone.
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The term hormone imbalance is quite common in gynecologic circles. Many women of reproductive age will be familiar with what the term denotes. It is simply a broad term that refers to disturbances in the hormonal control of the female reproductive system. The term is so broad that it can sometimes be erroneously used as a diagnosis in its own right, with the danger that a specific diagnosis can easily be missed out.
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You may have observed that friends tend to do similar things. Having a baby is no different. A recent study has shown that young women whose friends have had a baby are more likely to follow suit. Whereas such studies may not necessarily be applicable to your circumstances, being aware of social trends may sometimes impact on your choices.
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Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine. It is embarrassing and stigmatising, and occurs in women for various reasons. Nobody should live with incontinence, there are various treatment options that allow the condition to be controlled or completely cured.
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