Compared to earlier days, today’s woman is actively working not only on the domestic front as a mother and wife but also in her office, as a professional. This only means that she is exposed to many new factors which cause ill-health.
Ailments like diabetes, osteoporosis, postpartum depression and Alzheimer's are a few of the common diseases among the female community. Simple steps like healthy diet and regular exercise can prevent some of these. If you are above the age of 35, an annual health checkup is recommended.
Reproductive health is of prime importance for a woman. Family planning could help in avoiding unexpected pregnancy. If pregnant, prenatal care at regular intervals along with healthy eating habits and prescribed supplements could help to prevent premature delivery and other complications to the foetus.
Osteoporosis, which is quite common these days, could be prevented by the intake of calcium-rich food and using calcium supplements recommended by your physician.
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