Women nowadays lead a very busy lifestyle. They get burdened with a lot of stress, may it be at home while taking care of their family, or at work working for their careers. They could live a stressful life along with poor lifestyle choices and diet. Which could have a negative impact on their health. This includes their general well-being and their reproductive health.
The female reproductive health system is very delicate. Even the minimal health problem, such as hormonal imbalance or painful period cramps, could have a great impact on a woman’s day to day activities. It is very important for women to take care of the health of their reproductive system and to not ignore even the very minimal signs of abnormality.
Here are some of the reproductive health problems that every woman should be aware of.
Endometriosis is a condition that affects the uterus. This happens when the tissue lining of the uterus called endometrial tissue, grows in other places outside the uterus like the ovaries, pelvic area, or the bowel. Endometriosis causes pain especially during menstrual period. Fertility problems could also arise along with this condition.
2. Uterine Fibroids
Fibroids, also known as myomas, uterine myomas or fibroid myomas and fibromas, are the abnormal noncancerous growth that develops in a woman’s uterus. These tumors can cause severe abdominal pain and heavy periods especially when they become quite big. Fibroids have lower risk of developing into cancer as they are typically benign. Although most women don’t have any symptoms and may never know they have fibroids, about 80% of these women have them by the age of 50.
3. Cervical Dysplasia
Cervical dysplasia, also known as cervical intraepithelial neoplasia or CIN, is a condition where abnormal cells can grow on the surface lining of the cervix. If left untreated, there is a higher chance of it developing into cervical cancer.
4. Gynecological Cancer
Gynecological cancer are the types of cancer that affects the reproductive organs of a woman. Some of the most common gynecological cancers include:
· Ovarian cancer
· Uterine cancer
· Cervical cancer
· Vaginal cancer
· Endometrial cancer
5. Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse happens when one or more pelvic organ, the vagina, uterus, bladder, urethra, small intestine, and rectum, drop from their normal position. This is often caused by the weakening of the pelvic floor, sometimes due to labor and vaginal birth or due to old age. Other risk factors include connective tissue disorder, obesity, and frequent constipation. When a pelvic organ drops, it often bulges out of the vagina. In addition to this, women with this condition may have symptoms such as:
· pelvic discomfort and pain
· Leakage of urine or bowel
· Bulge of tissue or organs, past the vaginal opening
· Sexual pain
6. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a hormonal condition common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS produce higher than normal amounts of male hormones. This hormonal imbalance causes infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods that makes the woman harder to get pregnant.
HIV, or immunodeficiency virus, ia a type of virus that attacks the cells that helps the body fight infection, making the person affected with this condition prone to other infection and diseases. HIV is also spread through bodily fluid through sexual intercourse or sharing of injection drug equipment. If HIV is left untreated, it can lead to AIDS, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
8. Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases (STIs/STDs)
Sexually transmitted infections (STI) and sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are often confused with each other, but they aren’t actually the same thing. An infection is when the bacteria, virus attacks the body, before it becomes a disease. An infection may have zero symptoms, while a disease always comes with clear signs and symptoms.
Menopause is a stage in a woman’s life where they stop having their monthly period. It marks an end of their fertile, reproductive years. Menopause typically happens between late 40’s to early 50’s. Although menopause is officially diagnosed after 12 months of consecutive months without menstrual period. Menopause is a natural part of aging.
10. Interstitial Cystitis
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic disease also called the painful bladder syndrome. When the wall in the bladder becomes inflamed, it causes the bladder to be very sensitive. In severe cases, IC can cause frequent visits to the bathroom. It also keeps you up at night.
If you are looking for a gynecologist that you can trust, you can book your appointment at Doral Health and Wellness – Women’s Health Center. At Doral Health and Wellness – Women’s Health Center, we provide women with quality health care services. Our specialists aim to
deliver the highest quality of healthcare. To book an appointment, you can visit us 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York or call us at 347-955-3465. You can also visit our website at http://www.gynecologistbrooklyn.com/