Women’s health refers to health problems related to the female anatomy. Various conditions exist that are confined to women and some of them may be debilitating. Health problems that are unique in women include menstrual problems, pregnancy complications, child birth complications, post-menopausal conditions and breast cancer. Gestational diabetes is one of the most common conditions occurring during pregnancy.
Conditions related to the urinary tract include urinary incontinence and urinary tract infections. Urinary Incontinence, the inability to control urination, is more common in women than in men. Women are more prone to urinary tract infections than men because the female urethra is shorter. Reproductive conditions such as endometriosis and premenstrual dysmorphic disorder (PMDD) are confined to women. Endometriosis is a serious health condition that causes pain and can cause subfertility.
Regular check-ups and screening is important for early detection of cervical, breast, uterine and ovarian cancer.