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Guidelines For Women's Health

Update Date: Apr 26, 2016 04:20 AM EDT
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Women need to take care of their health for their own good as well as for the sake of their family. But most women don't mind about their health until there is a problem already. Here are basic guidelines for women that help them maintain their body hale and healthy.

It is essential for every woman to understand the potential risk factors that could cause disease or illness in them. As we say risk factors, they are nothing but the things that increase their chances of developing a disease. While some factors are out of control of an individual there are many that could be controlled and monitored for leading a healthy life.

Risk factors that are out of control of an individual include a family history of the disease, age-related diseases, sex or gender-related diseases, ancestry based diseases and prevailing health issues, as one health problem can increase the risk of another. Though we identify the risk of these factors in our body, there is nothing that can be done to control them completely. However, changes in lifestyle can help in preventing them to a large extent.

"People with a family health history of the chronic disease may have the most to gain from making lifestyle changes. You can't change your genes, but you can change behaviors that affect your health, such as smoking, inactivity, and poor eating habits Another change you can make is to have screening tests, such as mammograms and colorectal cancer screening. Finding disease early, before symptoms appear, can mean better health in the long run," according to womensHealth.gov.

However, there are other risk factors we have control over and can take charge of in order to keep it at bay. Those factors include kind of food we eat, the amount of physical activity, use of illegal drugs, alcohol use, smoking habit, use of tobacco, safe sex practices, use of contraception, domestic violence screening and finally the use of seat belt, reported Cleveland Clinic. The more risk factors in a person denote higher chances of developing a disease or illness.

"Chronic diseases are the most common and cost the most of all health problems, but they are also the most preventable. By making some changes in your lifestyle, like quitting smoking, getting more exercise, eating better, and drinking less alcohol, you can prevent many chronic conditions. If you already have more than one chronic condition, making these changes may help you to feel better and prevent more health problems," noted the report.

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