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10 Major Health Problems That Females Usually Don’t Pay Attention to

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As a lady your life is regulated around your monthly cycles and there are many things happening around your menstruation or pregnancy that make your ignore some of the key signs and symptoms of serious diseases.

here are our top 10 picks for ignored signs and symptoms that you should consider from now on:

1. Chin Acnes/Pimples.

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If you are a female that experience menstruation , You have experience with chin acne or pimples too because around 10-14 days before your menstruation begins, you will experience a surge rise in both estrogen and progesterone hormones and that’s normal.

But after menstruation those pimples should disappear in about a week, if not you should visit a hormonal related physician to tell if there’s anything wrong with your hormonal system.

2. Elongated emotion/Depression.

As mentioned before you’ll experience hormonal rise around your menstruation and this can sometimes result in some sort of anger or sadness.

But if around 10 days after menstruation you still felt Emtional/angry and depressed. make sure to pay a visit to a psychologist because that could be a sign for PMS ( Premenstrual Syndrome ) that usually need anti-depressants as treatment.

3. Loss of appetite.

It’s okay for a women to loss some of their appetite during pregnancy or a few days around their menstruation, but normally if you felt elongated loss of appetite or loss of appetite in normal time, You may have to pay a visit to your physician because this can be a sign of many serious cases like ovarian cancer.

4. If your menstruation blood look darker and rich in clots.

It’s normal to have a different colored menstruation blood and also normal to little to moderate amount of clot in the blood. But if you find your menstruation blood to be really dark and rich of clot for more than one menstruation cycle. This could mean some diseases such uterine fibroids ( which is inflation of uterine size – not cancer ) .So paying attention to your ministration blood is not a bad idea.

5. Frequent small hair-loss.

Losing a bit of hair once in a while or after bathing might be a normal thing. but if you’re consistently losing a small or big amount of hair, You should consult a physician because this could be due to hormonal irregularity especially Testosterone ( Yes Testosterone is male’s hormone but women also need it for their physiological functions ).

6. Chest size increasing.

If you’re around 20-22. You defiantly have reached some level of maturity and your breast size should be increasing or decreasing according to your weight or pregnancy.

But if you’re experiencing non-reasoned increase in your chest size or a quick increase in your chest size. You should consult experts because that could mean hormonal irregularity or even breast cancer.

7. Getting shorter.

Yes! If you measured your height and you felt like you’re shorter by more than 0.5 inch you’re not losing your mind because it’s possible. This might be due to a disease that women experience it more than men called “ Osteoprosis – Degradation of bone cells “ which normally due to low levels of Calcium and Vitamin D.

8. Side corners of your lips are very dry or cracking.

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Most of the ladies are using moisturizers to solve their lip corners cracks. But actually the correct way is to check your Vitamin and mineral level ( Esp. Vitamin B and Iron ). The situation is very popular and called “Perleche

9. Heart Burn.

Being a lady means you defiantly experienced some sort of heart burn especially around menstruation or during pregnancy.

But did you know that most of the cases of peptic or stomach ulcer are not diagnosed in ladies because they think that their heart-burn and abdominal pain are just normal and not related to any diseases.

So next time you had an heart burn check if you feel any consistency in the pain and see of the pain is sharper than normal heart pain , You might also want to check your feces color and see if it’s darker if so you should consult a physician.

10. Lower back pain.

Back pain is a normal thing and we experience it daily especially when we carry heavy weights or do difficult tasks. But if you feel an intense and consistent lower back pain around your menstruation, that sometimes spreads to your legs too.

This can be a sign of endometriosis, which is a common disease when endometrial tissues grow outside of endometrium and can lead to infertility and consistent pain if not solved soon.

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Written by Shko Faraj Agha

Adventures Pharmacist, Tech Influencer, Entrepreneur

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4 Comments

    • Nearly 45 is nowhere near middle age! You are still young and in your prime! Besides, Middle Age Crisis is a not a physical thing, it’s a mental issue, brought on by the sudden realization that you are no longer young and attractive.

      I am man, I am nearly 47 and I refuse to label myself, or by society, Middle Aged! I feel like I will only reach middle age or, by design, any other labels, only when I let it be!

      I don’t know you, I have never seen you, but I am certain that you are beautiful and vibrant! And if any physical ailments are bringing you down, please take care of yourself!

      None of your health related issues define you! Whoever your partner is, he or she should feel very lucky to have you, and if there is no one else in your life, well then a lot of us are missing out!

      Cheers!

    • I got pregnant at age 45 after I already had 2 grown kids of 23 and 18. She”s now 29 and I’m 74. I had few of these symptoms every month. I had PMS and I have been depressed and saw a shrink for cpl of years. Still think my hormones are not working well…as I now can say I never want to have seks with someone. I’m hetero so with a man. I’ve been single for 20 years now and no need for a man. I love being single. but us that ‘normal’?