4 common Health Problems in Women

Help and Points taken from https://www.webmd.com. (https://www.webmd.com/dulce-zamora)

There are five medical conditions that are of great concern to women: 

1)Heart Disease 2) Breast Cancer 3)Osteoporosis 4)Depression) b

Lets look at the risk factors for each disease and ask the experts what women could do to prevent such ailments.

In order to make full use of this information, Saralyn Mark, MD, encourages women to take charge of their health. She says women need to work in partnership with their doctors by finding out their family medical history, educating themselves on health issues, and paying attention to their bodies.

Heart Disease

Heart attack symptoms differ in women

Heart Disease is the leading killer of both men and women. In women, the condition is responsible for about 29% of deaths, reports the CDC.

Although more men die of heart disease than women, females tend to be underdiagnosed, often to the point that it’s too late to help them once the condition is discovered.
“The symptoms for women are typical for women, and they are often missed by doctors and the patient themselves,

Some women may have symptoms like Chest Pain, but others may just have a little bit of  Jaw pain, Shoulder pain, Nausea, Vomiting, or shortness of breath.

The risk factors for heart disease are:-

  • Increasing age
  • Heredity (including race). People with family history of the disease have greater risk. So do Asians, Africans, Mexicans, Native Americans
  • Smoking
  • High Blood cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Physical inactivity, Lack of Exercise
  • Obesity and Over wieght
  • Diabetes

Women can reduce their risk of heart disease risk, by modifying lifestyle to include a well-balanced Diet and Exercise

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. It is second to Lung cancer  as the leading cause of death for women

The fear of breast cancer can sometimes be exaggerated, stopping women from going to their doctors for screening.

The American cancer Society lists the following as risk factors for breast cancer.

  • Increasing age
  • Genes. Nearly 5% to 10% of breast  cancer is linked to mutations in certain genes (most commonly, the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes).
  • Family history of the disease
  • Personal history of the disease
  • Race. White women have a slightly greater risk of getting breast cancer compared with African-American women. Yet African-Americans have a greater chance of dying from this disease.
  • Earlier abnormal breast biopsy
  • Earlier chest radiation
  • Early onset of menstruation..(before age 12) or Menopause after age 55 yrs
  • Not having children
  • Medication use, such as diethylstilbestrol (DES)
  • Too much alcohol
  • Obesity

Osteoporosis

The older women had to accept hunched backs, back pain and frailty used to be thingsbefore doctors knew anything more about Osteoporosis. Now, there are steps women and girls can take to avoid such problems.

Osteoporosis threatens 68% of women, reports the National Osteoporosis  Foundation.

“Osteoporosis is largely preventable. The behaviors that women develop in their childhood, in their adolescence, and in their early adult years really play a significant role in the development of the disease.”

That’s because bodies build up most of bone mass until age 30. Then new bone stops forming and the focus is on maintenance of old bone.

It is never too late to keep bones strong and avoid fractures.

Your own body will repair bone damage, but you have to provide the tools for it, such as adequate Calcium consumption and weight-bearing  Exercise

Risk factors for osteoporosis include:

  • Female 
  • Increasing age
  • Small, thin-boned frame
  • Ethnicity. White and Asian women have the greatest risk.
  • Family history
  • Infrequent menstrual cycles and Eastrogen loss due to Menopause ,may increase risk
  • Diet low in Calcium and Vitamin D
  • Medication use, particularly glucocorticoids(Cortisones), or some anticonvulsants
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol

Talk to your doctor about your possible risk of osteoporosis, and what you can do to prevent problems.

Depression

Depression appears to affect more women than men. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that about 12 million women are affected by a depressive disorder each year compared to about 6 million men

Dorreen Lynn, PhD, a Psychologist and author of Getting Sane Without Going Crazy, says women need a connection with others in their lives.

“They need that sustenance,” says Lynn. “If they don’t have it, they tend to get depressed.”

Sometimes, hormonal changes can also trigger the condition, particularly after Pregnancy (postpartum) or around menopause.

Other risk factors for  Depression include:

  • A previous depressive episode
  • Family history of depression
  • History of heart problems
  • Serious chronic illness
  • Marital problems
  • Substance use
  • A stressful life event, such as job loss or death
  • Diseases that could trigger depression, such as vitamin deficiency and Thyroid disease
  • Recent serious illness or surgery
  • Childhood history of physical or sexual abuse
  • Being a worrier or being overly anxious
  • Having an Eating disorder or an Anxiety disorder

To help reduce risk of depression, Lynn recommends finding a reason to get up in the morning. She says things such as work, community, love, pets, and volunteering can be good reasons.

Lynn says “Statistically, the healthiest adults, both in women and men, are people in significant caring relationships” . She says adults not in nurturing relationships can reduce their risk of depression by making efforts to reach out into the community.

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وہ جو کہتے تھے

𝐂𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐞𝐝
جو کہتے تھے زرداری چور ہے وہ کہہ رہے ہیں کہ وہ ولی کامل اور قائدِ جمہوریت ہے ۔۔۔ 😁
جو کہتے تھے “ووٹ کو عزت دو, وہ اپنا ووٹ بیچ چکے ہیں،

محسن داوڑ جیسے ملک مخالف کہ ہم تمام عمر جن کے خلاف لڑتے رہے ، اسمبلی میں کھڑے ہم پر مسکرا رہے ہیں ۔۔۔ 😁
عدلیہ نیوٹرل نکلی ، جمہوری سوداگر نکلے ، دشمن اندر سے دوست نکلے اور دوست دشمن۔۔۔ 😁

بلاول ، “ضیاءالحق کے بیٹے” کا بیگ اٹھائے گھومتا پایا گیا۔۔۔ 😁

جو ہمیں لسٹیں لکھواتے رہے کہ انہوں نے جمہوریت کے لئے کیا کیا قربانیاں دی ہیں ، وہ سب ڈالر کی پہلی اذان پر پہلی صف میں کھڑے نظر آئے ۔۔۔ 😁

دائیں بازو یعنی کہ مذہبی سیاسی جماعتیں ، اور بائیں بازو یعنی کہ لبرل سیاسی جماعتیں ، اندر سے ایک نکلیں یا پھر کسی نہ کسی طرح امام ایک تھا ۔۔۔ 😁

💔💔

ہمارے کچھ سرخ دوست ❗️ ان پارٹیوں کی حمایت کر رہے ہیں ، جو مولانا “فضل الرحمان “ کے اور “ضیاءالحق کے بیٹے” کے ساتھ ہیں💔
🛑رانا ثناءاللہ کے ساتھ ہیں جو کہ “اکرم لاہوری” کو ساتھ لے کر پھرتا تھا اور “اسٹیبلشمنٹ “کے ساتھ ہیں جو تحریک لبیک والوں میں لفافے تقسیم کر رہی تھی🛑

عدالت اگر مشرق کو مغرب بھی کہہ دے تو خبردار ! آواز نہیں کرنیکا ورنہ گبھر سنگھ آ جائیگا ۔۔۔ 😁
جو ہمیں بتا رہے تھے کہ حکومت مہنگائی کر رہی ہے ، آج وہی کہہ رہے ہیں کہ حکومت سستی چیزیں دے رہی تھی تا کہ ہماری حکومت پر آتے ہی بوجھ پڑے ۔۔۔ 😁

جو کہتے تھے کہ پیٹرول پر حکومت بہت زیادہ ٹیکس لے رہی ہے ، وہی آج بتا رہے ہیں کہ حکومت ہاتھ سے ہر لیٹر پر 30 سے پچاس روپے دے رہی تھی ۔۔۔ 😁

جو کہہ رہے تھے کہ یہودی ایجنٹ ہے اس لئے حج مہنگا کر دیا ، کل انکا مولوی کمال اطمنان سے بتا رہا تھا کہ چونکہ سعودی عرب میں سب مہنگا ہو چکا ہے لہٰذا اس سال حج کے اخراجات تقریباً دگنے ہونگے ۔۔۔ 😁

جو عالمی مہنگائی کا نام لینے پر ٹانگ منہ میں ڈال لیتے تھے آجکل عالمی مہنگائی کے مضر اثرات پر ہمیں بریفنگ دیتے نظر آتے ہیں ۔۔۔ 😁

ہمیں نواز شریف کے جن اشتہاری بیٹوں کے بارے میں بتایا گیا تھا کہ وہ پاکستانی شہری ہی نہیں ، وہ سعودی عرب میں پاکستانی وفد کیساتھ اطمنان سے بیٹھے عوام کو پیغام دے رہے تھے کہ ہم چاہیں تو کچھ بھی کر سکتے ہیں اور تم کچھ نہیں ۔۔۔ 😁

ایک شخص کو اُس دن کہ جس دن اُس پر فردِ جرم عائد ہونی تھی وزیرِ اعظم بنا کر عوام کو ثابت کیا کہ تم صرف دکھاوا ہو ۔۔۔ 😁

کابینہ میں %60 لوگ ضمانتوں پر رہا ڈال کر بتایا گیا کہ پاکستانی قوم کا اخلاقی قد کیا ہے ۔۔۔ 😁

امریکہ نے ثابت کر دیا کہ رشتے میں تو ہم تمہارے باپ ہیں 😁

صحافیوں کی اکثریت نے ثابت کر دیا کہ پیسہ پھینک تماشا دیکھ ۔۔۔ 😁

اور ضمانت پر سالوں سے رہا عورت نے عوام کو پریکٹیکلی بتا دیا کہ “صنفِ آہن” کسے بنتی ہے ۔۔۔ 😁

اللہ تعالیٰ کے ارشاد کا مفہوم یاد آ گیا “تمہارے اردگرد نشانیاں موجود ہوتی ہیں لیکن سمجھتے وہی ہیں جو روشن دل و دماغ والے ہوتے ہیں نہ کہ وہ ، جن کے دلوں پر مہر لگا دی گئی ہو ۔۔۔ 🤔

Why I support Imran Khan

This is the best write up on IK I have seen.

Imran Khan is the ONLY leader in the history of Pakistan who has genuinely worked his way up to the top.

Sadly nobody understands this. People belittle his struggles by mocking him but let me tell you, these Zardaris and Nawaz Sharifs have been given parties to lead, on a platter…

Zardari hijacked ppp after Benazirs death, Nawaz was launched in an established party by Gen Zia….

None had to actually struggle.

The notorious maulanas, got their place by joining those in power or the 2 mainstream parties.

No party except MQM was formed through some form of democratic process, but that too involved target killings, bhatta collection and gundagardi; then Altaf hijacked MQM from the founders. MQM was run by terror and thus that too does not qualify as a genuine democratic party.

It was so easy for Imran Khan to join any mainstream party and become a minister and then work his way up like the others. He had offers from almost every government ever since he entered politics…

He could have enjoyed a very successful career but he chose not to, as he didn’t enter politics to make money or for fame. He wanted to change the system that was destroying the country, he wanted to uplift the life of the common man in Pakistan.

He chose to fight these gangsters, alone. It was seemingly an impossible and daunting task and everyone mocked him for stubbornly fighting a lost battle, and if you just go back a few years, it seemed like that too.

Nobody perceived a positive change was ever possible, everyone simply shrugged off the thought saying, ye Pakistan hai, yahan kuch nahi badalnay wala… It was all acceptable and normal.

Imran Khan proved his mettle, he stood against the tide and remained unshakeable.

I challenge anyone, from all his critics, from the intelligentsia and his political rivals, from so called giants like Ch Nisar, Javed Hashmi, Aitzaz Ahsan or even Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who have decades of political experience, to make a party 1/4 as strong as PTI, or even make a considerable difference in the system…

None will dare to do so because they have always held positions and ministries and thats all they are capable of…

No individual can achieve what Imran has, bearing in mind that Imran was not from a political family. He had no political support and he was only a sportsman….

Look around in the world, you will not find ONE such man who made such a contribution in the political arena….

Legends and stars like Clint Eastwood, Arnold Shwarzenegger, Amitabh, Sunil Dutt, Dharmendra, Govinda, Shatrugan, Sachin Tendulkar, Ranatunga and countless others entered politics because of their fame and fan followings but where are they today?

Nowhere!

They all decided to join one of the mainstream parties because it wasn’t possible for them to succeed on their own, and none of them made any considerable contribution.

Parvez Musharraf, the man had the most powerful seat in the country, who was president for 8 years could not make an impact, not even on a provincial level….

Even the national hero, Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan tried his luck, he launched a party but failed miserably and is nowhere to be seen…..

Mind you, all the leaders, from Benazir, Nawaz, Altaf, Asfandyar and even Musharraf have lived in self exile when they were not in power. Imran in his 23rd year of struggle has remained in Pakistan, in opposition, fearlessly against his fiercest rivals…. He does not know fear!

It is so easy to sit and criticize Imran Khan but nobody will dare or even care to try to fight the system…

I know he has a past,

I know he has flaws,

I know he makes mistakes and I know he is far from perfect…

But I also know that he is sinfully honest, very sincere, very patriotic, incorruptible, and not a wily, dodgy character. He is passionately dedicated and he is a visionary…. In short he is the BEST man for the job.

In a country like ours where corruption is as acceptable as the law, it is nothing short of a blessing to have a leader with such an impeccable track record. Who is selflessly working for the prosperity of the people…. Especially when the people he’s trying to help are against him…

I don’t think anyone in Pakistans history has withstood so much slander, abuse, false propaganda and opposition.

I believe that nobody could….

From being a yahudi agent, to an establishment puppet, from a liberal, drug addict modernist to a taliban khan and what not…. His marriage, his divorce, his pet dog, everything he said or did was criticized. His sisters and even his deceased parents have been subject to verbal abuse…

Had it been anyone else in his place, he would have quit long ago but Imran Khan bore it all, because to him, his cause was bigger than his pride… He remained selflessly and fearlessly resilient.

When Imran Khan had to choose between his marriage (to a woman who still respects him) and Pakistan, he chose Pakistan.

He chose to live away from his children, which he admitted, was the most painful decision of his life. For Pakistan….

He gave up a luxuriously Royal and a very relaxed life, for this ungrateful country….

Lets not forget the World Cup he gave to Pakistan.

He gave Pakistan the most talented cricketers before he left.

The likes of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Aquib Javed, Mushtaq Ahmed, Saqlain Mushtaq, Rashid Latif, Moin Khan and Inzimam ul Haq, just to name a few…..

He gave Pakistan Shaukat Khanum memorial Hospital, two world class cancer hospitals where the poor receive the most expensive and best treatment for free….

He was the only foreigner, Pakistani Chancellor of Bradford University for a good 5 years….

He gave us Naml University, of an international standard ….

And he doesn’t draw a salary or benefits from any of the above…

He has so far only given to this country!

Can you name 1 person who has given Pakistan so much….

Nobody comes even close to him!

So I chose to stand with Imran Khan all the way….. Unless I see a better leader…..👍👌🙏♥️

𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐌𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐃𝐚𝐲

“My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” —Michael Jordan

Your compassion, patience and continuous inspiration shaped me into what I am today. You are the kind of mother every child should have on this earth.

𝐌𝐲 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭, 𝐦𝐲 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐲 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐣𝐨𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸
……………Catherine Pulsifer
𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐌𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 .

“𝐌𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐝 𝐮𝐩𝐨𝐧 𝐮𝐬 “

Everything good about me, came from my mom. If I can be half the mother that she was…..I will consider Motherhood a success…
𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐌𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬.
𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐚𝐲. 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐌𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐃𝐚𝐲

Your Mental Health matters

𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬
Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, act, make choices, and relate to others. Mental health is more than the absence of a mental illness—it’s essential to your overall health and quality of life.
💝Self-care can play a role in maintaining your mental health and help support your treatment and recovery if you have a mental illness.

Here are some tips to help you get started with self-care:
🔶 Get regular exercise
🔶 Eat healthy, regular meals and stay hydrated
🔶 Make sleep a priority
🔶 Try a relaxing activity
🔶 Set goals and priorities
🔶 Practice gratitude
🔶Focus on positivity
🔶 Stay connected

🟥 When to Seek Professional Help

🔺Difficulty sleeping
🔺Appetite changes that result in unwanted weight changes
🔺Struggling to get out of bed in the morning because of mood
🔺Difficulty concentrating
🔺Loss of interest in things you usually find enjoyable
🔺Inability to perform usual daily functions and responsibilities

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/caring-for-your-mental-health/?

𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 ……..……………𝐔𝐬𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐲

Help from :::::::https://www.health.harvard.edu/womens-health/advice-to-women-about-supplement-use-selectively

🧡Once we believed it was possible to 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐞 for 𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐬 by popping a 𝐦𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧 𝐩𝐢𝐥𝐥 every day. But research suggests that multivitamins may not be all they’re cracked up to be.

🤎Moreover, many multivitamins contain some micronutrients in 𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 than those recommended
💛 If you 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐞 to take a multivitamin, take 𝐨𝐧𝐞 daily—𝐍𝐨 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 .
💜It’s an especially bad idea to take 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐫𝐚 multivitamins in an effort to ramp up your intake of a single micronutrient.
💙Doing so means you’re sure to get too much of other vitamins and/or minerals, which can be 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐟𝐮𝐥.

𝐋𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐫 𝐍𝐨 𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧

🩸 The Women’s Health Initiative study 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐝 that postmenopausal women who took multivitamins 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡 𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 than others and were 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩 cardiovascular disease or cancers of the lung, colon and rectum, breast, and endometrium.
🩸 Experts agree that the best way to get the nutrients we need is through 𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐝

𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬

🧿Many people do not get enough s𝐬𝐮𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 to make their own 𝐕𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧 𝐃, and few natural foods provide adequate amounts. Taking a 𝐝𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝟏𝟎𝟎𝟎 𝐈𝐔 𝐕𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧 𝐃 supplement is safe insurance.
🧿people who eat a strict 𝐯𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧 diet or take a 𝐝𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐝 𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐫 for heartburn or peptic ulcer disease should consider 𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧 𝟏𝟐 supplementation. A dose of 𝟏,𝟎𝟎𝟎 𝐦𝐜𝐠 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐚𝐲 should be more than enough.

𝐍𝐮𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐃𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐬

🥑Avocados
🥦Chard, collard greens, kale, mustard greens, spinach
🫑Bell peppers
🥗Brussels sprouts
🍄Mushrooms (crimini and shiitake)
🥔Baked potatoes
🍠Sweet potatoes
🍓Cantaloupe, papaya, raspberries, strawberries
🥣Low-fat yogurt
🍳Eggs
🎃🌻Seeds (flax, pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower)
🫘Dried beans (garbanzo, kidney, navy, pinto)
🥰Lentils, peas
😅🥜Almonds, cashews, peanuts
🌾🍚Barley, oats, quinoa, brown rice
🐟🐠🐡🍤Salmon, halibut, cod, scallops, shrimp, tuna
🥩Lean beef, lamb, venison
🐥🍗Chicken, turkey

Feminine Odor Problems? What Every Woman Needs to KnowHow to tell when odor is a warning sign

Help taken from https://health.clevelandclinic.org/feminine-odor-problems-what-you-should-know-about-douching/

Help from https://www.webmd.com/women/how-get-rid-vaginal-odors#:~:text=However%2C%20when%20the%20vagina%20has,infection%20caused%20by%20a%20parasite

Many women claim that douching makes them feel cleaner, eliminates embarrassing odor and protects them against infection. But they may be doing harm to themselves along the way.

𝐃𝐨𝐮𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 is not advised because the vagina is a self-cleaning organ. When you try to 𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧 it yourself by using a douche, you actually 𝐅𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐡 𝐨𝐮𝐭 the normal, healthy 𝐌𝐢𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐬 as well as temporarily 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐇, which changes the 𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐜 vs. basic nature of the vagina.”

Additionally, all douche formulations — save for the pure saline varieties — contain ingredients that could trigger an adverse or allergic reaction.

Douching can also lead to health problems like pelvic inflammatory disease and vaginal irritation too.

The odor dilemma

Vaginal odor can be a big concern for some, but it’s actually normal to have some odour.It’s also normal to have the odor change in nature and intensity throughout your menstrual cycle.

It’s possible to notice more odor after making a change in diet, such as eating more garlic, tuna or if you just started to take dietary supplements. Once you stop consuming the food or other products, the odor usually goes away.

How to tell when an odor represents a red flag

Some odors may occur due to a health issue. If you smell a persistent and foul odor, or if any odor is accompanied by a thick or greenish discharge, you may have an infection

f you have pain, rawness or sores in your vaginal area, it’s time to consult your doctor.

These odors and accompanying symptoms can arise due to a serious infection like gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, or chlamydia.

But, most commonly, the cause isn’t an infection at all.

𝐁𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐕𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐨𝐬𝐮𝐬 an imbalance of the various kinds of bacteria found in the vagina, can cause 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭 and 𝐨𝐝𝐨𝐮𝐫 as well. If you have this problem, your doctor will prescribe an antibiotic, which selectively affects only the anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that live without oxygen) and leaves the healthy bacteria intact.

𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 (𝐅𝐮𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐥) 𝐕𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐬 is what most people refer to as a yeast infection, but really occurs because of a bacterial imbalance that allows the yeast to flourish. Your doctor will prescribe one of several medications to treat the abundance of yeast and put the natural balance back in place.

𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐠𝐧 𝐨𝐛𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐬 like a 𝐭𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬 , 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐦𝐬 or 𝐭𝐨𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐫 can sometimes get stuck in your vagina and cause odor or discharge. To remove it on your own, relax your pelvic muscles and try to gently grasp the object.

𝐋𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐎𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐡𝐞𝐧 can be the cause, if you’re past 𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐩𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 and are experiencing vaginal odor. Your doctor will be able to give you an accurate diagnosis and discuss treatment options.

𝐑𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐬 & 𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐕𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐎𝐝𝐨𝐮𝐫

Maintaining good hygiene is key to avoiding health problems and abnormal odors.

Wash Regularly

Regular cleaning is important, but don’t go too far. Don’t be fooled by advertising that claims you need expensive products to be clean. The vagina is intensely acidic, naturally killing bad bacteria. You only need warm water to wash it away. In fact, some soaps may make things worse, changing the environment in a way that leads to bacterial growth.

Avoid perfumed soaps and deodorants. To wash the exterior folds of the vagina, use a gentle soap that won’t alter pH levels.

Wear Loose-Fitting Bottoms and Cotton Underwear

Thongs and lace are not the best clothing choices for good feminine hygiene.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

Often, “vaginal odor” doesn’t come from the vagina at all. Excessive flesh around the folds and inner thighs due to being 𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐑 𝐖𝐄𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓 can be a breeding ground for bacteria.

Use a Condom and Pee After Sex

Semen can irritate the vagina, producing smell or discharge. Avoid using a douche after sex. Just urinate to clear foreign substances.

Try 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐢𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐬

While the scientific evidence is still sketchy, there is some suggestion that certain oral probiotics can protect against bacterial vaginosis.

𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐃𝐨𝐮𝐜𝐡𝐞

When to See a Doctor

Often, a vaginal odor that requires a doctor’s visit will be accompanied by other vaginal symptoms. If you experience any of the following, schedule an appointment with a doctor:

  • Itching 
  • Burning
  • Discharge
  • Irritation or pain

In addition, if you smell a strong, fishy odor, you may have bacterial vaginosis (vaginal infection) or trichomoniasis (a sexually transmitted disease caused by a parasite). Schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss antibiotic treatments to stop the infection.

The big take away

Your vagina cleans itself, so avoid using a douche, which may actually harm vaginal health. See your Ob/Gyn annually for your well-woman visit and in between visits if you have any pressing concerns.

𝐓𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐢𝐦 𝐚𝐭 𝐁𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐲𝐅𝐚𝐭

Harvard Women’s Health Watch

Visceral fat lies in the spaces between the abdominal organs and in an apron of tissue called the omentum.

Higher visceral-fat volume also has a #deleterious impact on several other #heart_disease_risk_factors.
❇️It’s associated with higher
⬆️blood pressure, ⬆️blood sugar levels and ⬆️triglyceride levels, and lower levels of HDL (good) cholesterol.
Taken together, these changes, known as ✳️metabolic syndrome, create a serious risk for #cardiovascular_disease and #type_2_diabetes.

𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐚l 𝐅𝐚𝐭 is implicated in a number of chronic conditions, including these:

🛑Cardiovascular disease.
🛑Dementia
🛑Asthma
🛑Breast Cancer
🛑Colorectal Cancer

𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐁𝐨𝐝𝐲 𝐟𝐚𝐭
🍀Keep Moving
🍀Eat right
🍀Don’t smoke
🍀Get your sleep
🍀Mind your mood

🍀Forget the quick fix . Liposuction for cosmetic fat removal doesn’t reach inside the abdominal wall.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/taking-aim-at-belly-fat

7 Sneaky Signs of an Unhealthy Diet

By Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD

If your diet’s in need of an overhaul, it’s not just your waistline that will let you know.

Sure, weight gain can indicate the need to rethink what you’re putting into your body. But evidence also shows that many other health problems have roots in poor dietary habits.

These signs don’t typically surface overnight, so watch for them over time.
♦️ Your hair is like straw
♦️ Your skin is aging prematurely
♦️ You have disastrous oral health
♦️ Your brain feels drained
♦️ You have digestive discomfort
♦️ You don’t heal properly
♦️ You get sick easily

One final note: A 2019 study showed it’s generally best to get your vitamins and minerals through food, so don’t rely on supplements to try to compensate for poor food choices.

The #1 Worst Breakfast for Abdominal Fat, Says DietitianSugar and spice may not all be nice when it comes to breakfast.

https://www.eatthis.com/worst-breakfast-for-abdominal-fat/

When you are focusing on ways to shrink your abdominal fat, there are a lot of factors to consider. Focusing on exercise, drinking more water and less sugar, or generally changing your eating habits all add up when trying to shrink belly fat. In particular, choosing a quality, nutritious breakfast is important for abdominal health—while limiting the foods that don’t benefit your health at all.

High sugar options like donuts stand out as a classic breakfast food that simply contains added sugar and not much else.

In fact, a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology recently stated that eating too much sugar is associated with larger fat deposits both around the heart and in the abdomen causing visceral fat, which is risky for your health.

“A food that is mostly made up of sugar eaten first thing in the morning can affect your blood sugar, hunger, and cravings for the rest of the day,”

“A diet full of added sugar and excess calories, can lead to weight gain anywhere on your body, but can settle in your abdominal area too.”

Make sure to include protein in your breakfast, such as eggs or nut butter. Adding proteins helps stabilize your blood sugar until your next meal and sets you up for a more balanced day, unlike sugary foods that will make you hungry quicker.

When it comes to your health and nutrition and begin to make adjustments in your overall habits that can improve your body from the inside out—and sure, maybe even decrease that belly area that we love to focus on,