Some Of The Major Diseases That Affect Women.

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There are so many diseases in the world.

Below are some of the major disease that affect women.

Pelvic inflammatory disease.


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Endometriosis.

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Endometriosis is a problem affecting a woman’s uterus—the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant.

Endometriosis is when the kind of tissue that normally lines the uterus grows somewhere else.

It can grow on the ovaries, behind the uterus, on the bowels, or on the bladder. Rarely, it grows in other parts of the body.

This “misplaced” tissue can cause pain, infertility, and very heavy periods.

The pain is usually in the abdomen, lower back, or pelvic areas.

Some women have no symptoms at all, and having trouble getting pregnant may be the first sign they have endometriosis.

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Uterine Fibroids

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Uterine fibroids are the most common noncancerous tumors in women of childbearing age.

Fibroids are made of muscle cells and other tissues that grow in and around the wall of the uterus, or womb.

The cause of fibroids is unknown. Risk factors include being African-American or being overweight.

The symptoms of fibroids include

But some women will have no symptoms. That is why it is important to see your health care provider for routine exams.


Gynecologic Cancer

CDC provides information and educational materials for women and health care providers to raise awareness about the five main gynecologic cancers. Gynecologic cancer is any cancer that starts in a woman’s reproductive organs. Gynecologic cancers begin in different places within a woman’s pelvis, which is the area below the stomach and in between the hip bones.

HIV/AIDS.

HIV and Breastfeeding.

HIV is the human immunodeficiency virus. HIV affects specific cells of the immune system (called CD4 cells).

Over time, HIV can destroy so many of these cells that the body can’t fight off infection anymore.

The human body cannot get rid of HIV—that means once a person has HIV, he or she has it for life.

There is no cure at this time, but with proper medical care, the virus can be controlled.

HIV is the virus that can lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS. AIDS is the late stage of HIV infection, when a person’s immune system is severely damaged.

HIV in Women

Women who are infected with HIV typically get it by having sex with a man who is infected or by sharing needles with an infected person.

Pregnant Women

All pregnant women should know their HIV status. Pregnant women who are HIV-positive can work with their health care providers to ensure their babies do not contract HIV during pregnancy, delivery, or after delivery (through breast milk). It is possible for a mother to have HIV and not spread it to her baby, especially if she knows about her HIV status early and works with her health care provider to reduce the risk.


Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

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Polycystic ovary syndrome happens when a woman’s ovaries or adrenal glands produce more male hormones than normal.

One result is that cysts (fluid-filled sacs) develop on the ovaries.

Women who are obese are more likely to have PCOS.

Women with PCOS are at increased risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. Symptoms may include

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

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STDs are infections that you can get from having sex with someone who has the infection.

The causes of STDs are bacteria, parasites, and viruses.

If a pregnant woman has an STD, it can cause serious health problems for the baby.

If you have an STD caused by bacteria or parasites, your health care provider can treat it with antibiotics or other medicines.

If you have an STD caused by a virus, there is no cure, but antiviral medication can help control symptoms.

Sometimes medicines can keep the disease under control.



Breast Cancer.


Breast cancer, which typically originates in the lining of the milk ducts, can spread to other organs, and is the most aggressive cancer affecting the global female population.

Below are some common breast symptoms and what they might mean.

A lump in your breast.

A lump or mass in the breast is the most common symptom of breast cancer.

Such lumps are often hard and painless, though some may be painful.

Not all lumps are cancer, though. There are a number of benign breast conditions (like cysts) that can also cause lumps.

Still, it’s important to have your doctor check out any new lump or mass right away. If it does turn out to be cancer, the sooner it’s diagnosed the better.

Swelling in or around your breast, collarbone, or armpit

Breast swelling can be caused by inflammatory breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease.

Swelling or lumps around your collarbone or armpits can be caused by breast cancer that has spread to lymph nodes in those areas.

The swelling may occur even before you can feel a lump in your breast, so if you have this symptom, be sure to see a doctor.

Skin thickening or redness

If the skin of your breast starts to feel thicker like an orange peel or gets red or scaly, have it checked right away.

Often, these are caused by mastitis, a breast infection common among women who are breast feeding.

Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection.

If your symptoms don’t improve after a week, though, get checked again, because these symptoms can also be caused by inflammatory breast cancer.

This form of breast cancer can look a lot like a breast infection, and because it grows quickly it’s important to diagnose it as soon as possible.

Breast warmth and itching

Like skin thickening and redness, breast warmth and itching may be symptoms of mastitis – or inflammatory breast cancer.

If antibiotics don’t help, see your doctor again.

Nipple changes

Breast cancer can sometimes cause changes to how your nipple looks.

If your nipple turns inward, or the skin on it thickens or gets red or scaly, get checked by a doctor right away.

All of these can be symptoms of breast cancer.

Nipple discharge

A discharge (other than milk) from the nipple may be alarming, but in most cases it is caused by injury, infection, or a benign tumor (not cancer).

Breast cancer is a possibility, though, especially if the fluid is bloody, so your doctor needs to check it out.

Pain

Although most breast cancers do not cause pain in the breast, some do.

More often, women have breast pain or discomfort that is related to their menstrual cycle.

This type of pain is most common in the week or so before their periods, and often goes away once menstruation begins.

Some other benign breast conditions, such as mastitis, may cause a more sudden pain.

In these cases the pain is not related to the menstrual cycle.

If you have breast pain that is severe or persists and is not related to the menstrual cycle, you should be checked by your doctor.

You could have cancer or a benign condition that needs to be treated.

Pregnancy Issues

Pre-existing conditions can worsen during pregnancy, threatening the health of a mother and her child.

Asthma, diabetes, and depression can harm the mother and child during pregnancy if not managed properly.

Pregnancy can cause a healthy mother’s red blood cell count to drop, a condition called anemia, or induce depression.

Another problem arises when a reproductive cell implants outside the uterus, making further gestation unfeasible.

Fortunately, obstetricians can manage and treat common and rare health issues that emerge during pregnancies.

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Depression and Anxiety

Natural hormonal fluctuations can lead to depression or anxiety.

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) occurs commonly among women, while premenstrual dysmorphic disorder (PMDD) presents similar, but greatly intensified, symptoms.

Shortly after birth, many mothers acquire a form of depression called the “baby blues,” but perinatal depression causes similar – but much stronger – concerns, emotional shifts, sadness, and tiredness. Perimenopause, the shift into menopause, can also cause depression.

No matter how intense the symptoms, care providers can provide relief with prescription or therapeutic treatments.

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Women are encourage to always be sensitive to their body.

Women are encourage to check themselves before marriage.

Some women get into marriage and have issue with giving birth.

Some don't know they have some disease within them.

So is advisable for them to always do checkup every month.

They are advised to engage in excercise.

They are advised to feed more on nutritional fruit and food.

If they do all this I believe they will live healthy.



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