Men have many health related problems they have to deal with but women’s health issues seem to be much more numerous. There are many reasons for this, but my favorite reason is that women just seem to care about their bodies more than men do. After all statistics say that many men do not like going to the doctor at all. I say this from my own experience. Other than an annual checkup, I will only go to see my doctor if I feel absolutely terrible. My Mom and two sisters will go see a doctor even if they have the slightest sniffle. Actually, my Mom passed away 16 months ago from a blood disorder, but my two sisters see their doctor at least 4 or 5 times a year.
If we men were more aware of their own health, there would be much more written about men’s health. Some health problems are similar in both men and women. Hypertension and heart disease still plague the lifestyles of both sexes. Symptoms may vary for each sex, but the problems nevertheless are the same.
One major difference is in the amount of varying difficulties women have in their genital area. Where men must deal mainly with prostrate problems, women deal a lot with their reproductive system. Women are the bearers of the miracle of life. Men certainly do play their part, but women are the ones directly responsible for the population of our planet. Although I am a man myself, I salute and worship all women for the burden (or blessing) they employ in the creation of the human race as we know it.
Sticking with the vaginal area of women for a minute, other more prevalent problems associated with women’s health issues is in regards to yeast infections. Most women develop at least one yeast infection in the vaginal area at some point in their lives. One reason is because this area usually has a certain amount of moisture. Moisture helps to promote the development of yeast infections, technically known as Candida Albicans.
Climbing up the body, another major health issue concerning women are their breasts. We do not have any breast cancer victims in my family, but I know several good friends who suffered from breast cancer. Although breast cancer is more prevalent in women over 50 years of age, many younger women are also coming down with cancer of the breasts. Two good friends were in their early 30’s when they were diagnosed and one former girlfriend came down with breast cancer when she was only 26. They are OK now, but their lives are not quite the same.
Beneath the breasts of women is the heart. Heart disease is becoming, if it hasn’t already, the number one killer among women. Reasons abound for this, but women are increasingly following the bad habits that men have. They are smoking more than ever before. They are exercising less often than ever before, and they are getting fatter than ever before…and I thought women cared about their bodies more than men. Maybe it’s not so much that they care. Maybe it’s more that women are more self conscience of their bodies instead. I’m not sure yet. I will get into this a lot more in future posts, but for now you might want to check out this page on the Web MD site at Web MD – Heart Disease and look for the video on the right hand side regarding the differences in heart disease between men and women.