Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Health Facts Which Every Woman Must Know

Mother, teacher, wife, colleague – these are just some of the roles that women play today. As the importance of women grows, their collective health becomes all-the-more vital. No country on earth can flourish if the women languish in ill-health. On the august occasion of International Women’s Day, let us look at some major health problems faced by women and try to find simple solutions.   

Health issues that women face

1. Childhood
During childhood, major issues that affect girls are malnutrition or obesity. Undernourished girls have low immunity and often fall prey to a number of diseases while obese girls also suffer from a lot of health problems.

Foods to be taken to overcome malnutrition:
     ·         Protein-rich foods like fish, meat, eggs and lentils (dal)
     ·         Dairy products like milk, cheese, butter and yogurt
     ·         Foods like dried fruits, whole milk and nuts

Foods that help avoid obesity:
·                 Whole grain cereal which is high in fibre and low in sugar
     ·         Fresh fruits
     ·         Colourful fruits and vegetables

2. Teenage
This is the stage when a girl enters adolescence. It is during this time that she begins her menstrual cycle. This phase is marked by several signs like sudden weakness, loss of appetite and unpredictable mood. Proper diet and rest are necessary for her good health. Teenagers are fitness conscious. They want to stay slim and hence diet. Their idea of dieting equates with fasting. This often leads to anaemia, which can be further aggravated by loss of blood due to menstruation.

What teenage girls need during menstruation:
    ·         Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, anchovies and walnuts
    ·         Calcium-rich and magnesium-rich foods like spinach and dates
    ·         Vitamin C containing foods like oranges and tomatoes
    ·         Whole grains like barley, brown rice and oatmeal
    ·         Fresh seasonal fruits

What to avoid during menstruation:
    ·         Caffeinated drinks
    ·         Fried food
    ·         Red meat
    ·         Sour and salty food like pickles

3. Middle Age
This is the stage when women undergo pre and post menopausal issues. Mood swings, hot flashes, skin dryness, headaches, joint and muscle aches, night sweats and irregular periods mark this stage.

Foods to take:
    ·         High-fibre food like whole wheat bread, cereals, pasta, fresh fruits and vegetables
    ·         Calcium-rich food like dairy products, fish and legumes
    ·         Iron-rich food like green leafy vegetables, meat, eggs, fish and nuts

4. Old Age
Old age is marked by reduced bone strength, the degeneration of which begins with menopause. Brittle bones often result in Osteoporosis in old women thereby increasing the chances of injury and fractures. Osteoarthritis is also a disease that affects women of this age. Memory loss is another prominent illness among ageing women. The situation demands for proper care and regulated eating habit.

Food for old age:
   ·         Fish rich in Omega- 3 like salmon and sardines
   ·         Walnuts
   ·         Dairy products
   ·         Lean meat

Women's health and society

Women play a major role in the household. Therefore, their good health will ensure better health for the entire family. On a larger scale, it will positively impact the society. Women are undertaking prominent roles and are contributing to the country more than ever before. Hence, they should also care for their own health.

By Khalid Md. Saifullah

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