Women, what are you waiting for? It’s understandable that, as the
primary caretakers in the home, you can easily put your own health on
the back burner, but today, make the choice to make a change and give
your health the number-one priority in your life that it DESERVES.
Did you know that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, 35% of women over the age of 20 are obese, 33% of women
over the age of 20 have hypertension, and 1,219,744 women are dying
every year? Many times, women UNKNOWINGLY put their health at
risk by ignoring certain telltale symptoms. CNN reports that there are
seven common “hidden” diseases secretly attacking women’s health.
These “hidden” diseases include:
1 POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME: the most common hormonal disorder
among women of reproductive age. As many as one in every 10 women
of childbearing age will develop it, which is the leading cause of infertility.
2 FIBROMYALAGIA: acquired in early to mid-adulthood, it’s also known
as Central Sensitivity Syndrome and affects three to six million
women in the U.S. alone.
3 CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME: forces mental and physical inactivity
and does not improve with rest. Women, especially in their 40s and
50s, are four times more likely to develop this condition than men.
4 LUPUS: there are four types, but the most common is “systemic lupus
erythematosus” and is a malfunction of the immune system where the
body becomes its own worst enemy. Women make up 90% of its victims.
5 MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS): causes your immune system to attack the
protective covering of the nerves in the brain and lets your nervous
system break down the communication between the brain and the
body. It may even destroy the nerves entirely. Women are three times
more likely than men to develop MS and it generally appears between
the ages of 20 and 40.
6 RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS (RA): attacks the linings of the joints
through the immune system. Women make up three-quarters of RA
cases and usually peak between the ages of 40 to 60.
7 IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME: chronic abdominal cramping and pain,
bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation that may be caused by a
malfunction in the way the brain interacts with the gut. 20% of
Americans suffer from IBS, but it is two times more likely in women.