Women’s health refers to health problems related to female anatomy. Various conditions do exist that are confined to women and some of them may be debilitating. Sometimes women neglect their own health and focus on partner’s and children’s health. Some of the common health problems that are unique in women include menstruation problems, pregnancy complications, child birth complications, post-menopausal conditions and breast cancer. Gestational diabetes is one of the most common conditions occurring during pregnancy.
Conditions related to urinary tract include urinary incontinence and urinary tract infections. Urinary Incontinence, inability to control urination is more common in women than in men. Recurrent urinary tract infections can contribute to incontinence episodes. Women are more prone to urinary tract infection than men because, the female urethra appears to be shorter. Upper tract infections, in particular, are unusually common during pregnancy. Reproductive conditions such as endometriosis and premenstrual dysmorphic disorder (PMDD) are confined to women. Endometriosis is a serious health complication that can lead to infertility.
Regular checkups and screening is important for early detection of cervical, breast, uterine and ovarian cancer.