Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus is a book by John Gray that defines the psychological differences between men and women. The differences are not confined to psychology, they are also physiological. As a result, there are many health issues that are unique to women.
In young women, there are nutritional issues that are unique to women. While it is not unheard of for a man to have a low level of iron, in women, it is much more common with a full 11 percent of menstruating women from the teen years through the mid-fifties having below normal levels of iron in their blood.
Many things make this a serious deficiency beyond just the tired and pale look that is considered to be the primary symptom. Iron helps to transmit oxygen to the vital organs. Starving the organs is never a good idea. Eating foods that are rich in iron is important and if necessary taking an iron supplement.
Pregnancy is the most unique health issue that women face. While men can sympathize they can never fully understand or feel all the physical changes and dangers that come with pregnancy. There are health issues that can occur during pregnancy that can jeopardize the health of both the mother and the fetus.
Gestational diabetes is one of these conditions which is brought on by pregnancy and will not necessarily be a permanent condition. During pregnancy gestational diabetes can cause very serious issues to both the mother and the baby. It is very important that all women receive pre-natal care so that any serious issues can be addressed as quickly as possible.
PMS is a variety of symptoms that are brought on by menstruation. It can be bloating, headaches, cramps, and irritability. This is something that affects some women more than others and can be debilitating. Talk to a doctor about the latest treatments available. While many men find this a joking matter, most women don't.
Another issue that is growing in importance along with the aging population is menopause. At some point in every woman’s life, she is going to stop menstruating. This lowering of hormones brings on a variety of symptoms that vary in strength and length. Some women are incapacitated by the hot flashes and other symptoms while some women are asymptomatic.
f however, you are one of the suffering women, this is a very serious, life-altering health issue. There are traditional ways to treat the symptoms of menopause as well as alternative therapies. Every woman is different and what works for one woman may not work for another which is one of the things that makes this such a large issue for many women.
These are just a few of the health concerns unique to women. Men and women are very different and while men may suffer from the results of the unique health issues of women, they can never truly experience them.