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5 Warning Signs For Women’s Health | Amoils.com

Added November 29, 2011, Under: Diseases, Doctors, Women's Health

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Sometimes we might have a persistent symptom and many times we are able to resolve what is causing this symptom and treat it accordingly. But there are a few symptoms in women that really do need further and medical investigation. Find out below which are the five common symptoms in women that you should definitely check out and not neglect however busy you are.

Abdominal pain and/or bloating as well as a change in your bowel movements

Any of these three symptoms when persistent can be a sign of something more serious. Examples are colon cancer, ovarian cancer, Crohn’s disease and ulcers. They can also indicate inflammatory bowel syndrome, certain food intolerances or a condition known as diverticultis which occurs when the small pouches that bulge outwards in the colon get infected. Diverticulitis can usually be treated by antibiotics but in some cases may require surgery. If any of these three symptoms persist, it is wise to make an appointment to see your doctor.

Feeling constantly tired or suffering from fatigue

This is is unfortunately a common state in women especially when they are mothers of young children or having to work full time while running a home and looking after a family. It seems to come with the territory. But even though it is so common, that does not make it right. Lack of sleep and having too much to fit into the day lowers your immune system while making you more susceptible to infections and viruses. So please address this if you possibly can. Should low energy and exhaustion be a daily problem and continue for more than two weeks, please make an appointment to see your doctor to get to the cause as acute fatigue can be a sign of more serious problems such as hypothyroidism, anemia, sleep apnea, lung cancer or even heart disease.

Lumps in the breast

As we all know from the many breast cancer awareness campaigns, this can be a warning sign that something needs to be investigated. Everyone should carry out regular breast examinations in order to detect any changes. According to the experts, potentially cancerous lumps usually feel like small stones or rocks in your breast while non-cancerous lumps are typically more tender and change with your menstrual cycle. Please be aware of the modern thinking regarding the lack of effectiveness and even danger of using mammograms. Thermography is growing quickly as an alternative and safer method as well as being a far superior diagnostic tool. Thermography can spot a tumor growth up to ten years before it becomes visible in a mammogram, and thus giving a woman time to make such lifestyle changes to enable the body’s own defences to attack and destroy irregular cells.

Sudden weight gain

This can be puzzling if you are living the life you normally do – with the same eating habits and the same type of exercise. You may have noticed that this weight gain is all in the abdomen and feels morpe like fluid than actual fat. Once again, it is advisable to be checked out by your doctor because such an unexplained weight gain can be a sign of olycystic ovarian syndrome, liver disease, ovarian cancer or hypothyroidism. By the same token, sudden and unwarranted weight loss can also be a cause for concern and a symptom of an underlying medical disorder. Your body weight is determined by your calorie intake, overall health, age, nutrient absorption and other factors. After you reach middle adulthood, your weight should remain relatively stable from year to year, although a decrease of a few pounds is rarely cause for concern.  However, unexplained weight loss of 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) or more, weight loss of more than 5 percent of your body weight, or persistent weight loss should be investigated. Some of the conditions that could be causing such weight loss include: Addison’s disease, cancer, celiac disease, COPD, Crohn’s disease, dementia, major depression, diabetes, heart failure, HIV/AIDS, hypercalcemia, an overactive or underactive thyroid, Parkinson’s disease, peptic ulcer, TB or ulcerative colitis.

Pelvic pain during sex

This is not normal and if it happens during deep penetration, it could indicate pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), endometriosis, an ovarian cyst or cervicitis (an infection of the cervix). Pelvic pain upon entry usually means a vaginal infection or a hormone deficiency. Any untreated infection can lead to infertility. So if you are suffering from any type of pelvic pain during sex, please have this investigated by your doctor.

This post is not written in order to alarm you or to make you think you must go rushing off to the doctor for the slightest thing.  Far from it as I like to encourage people to use natural remedies and products whenever and wherever possible in order to avoid unnecessary and expensive procedures and pharmaceuticals along with their serious side effects.


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