4 Insidious Risks To Women’s Wellness That You Need To Know

Wellness: Anger And Emotions Management

We will be continuing our short story series, “Adele’s Pattern: A Journey To Redemption,” in our afternoon post. This story came about as Contributor, Alexis Ali, and I thought the issue of violence perpetuated by women is one that is hardly discussed with frankness and openness. We wish to support women who find themselves behind the fists, punching something or someone, not judge them.

Unless we first acknowledge that there is a problem and then actively provide options or find them for ourselves to solve the issue, this first insidious risk to a woman’s wellness will spiral and the cycle of violence will continue.

Covering The Taboos

The same is true for any challenge we face, including the other three risks to women’s health and wellness that we are highlighting. Our morning post Mondays through Thursdays usually serve that purpose – bringing to the table an item or stories of interest and concern to women and those who love them. I search for conversation starters to engage you and your friends with whom you share our posts. The intention is that you will read them and look in your corner to see:

  1. Is this real in my life or in a friend’s or family member’s experience?
  2. What can I do with this information?

Here is another topic that is right up there with violence in women that remains in the closet – abortion. People get very emotional about this one, even extremely violent responses have been reported. What might be seen by some as an act of “mercy,” and creating a more “relevant” Catholic Church, Pope Francis a couple of days ago opened a dirty, stinking, rotting can of worms for others even more widely with this statement. Watch:

What do you think about this move? Does it or will it fundamentally change the Catholic Church? Is this finally justice for women in a faith tradition that has long been seen by women as restrictive and anti-women? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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That “M” Word Again

Another women’s health and wellness risk – and no doubt about it, unplanned pregnancy and abortion are risks – that continues to ‘plague’ many is the challenge of menopause. This can be a lot for any woman to go through, especially if getting pregnant was not something they wanted at this stage. With that being said, knowing that you could do a quick search into finding Portland abortion information, for example, could be a step worth taking, in the hopes of making a better decision on what to do next.

Katelyn Roth several weeks ago shared a post targetted to young women in their 20’s, suggesting that they begin preparing for menopause.

I am one of those Peri-menopausal women who did not prepare back when I was 20 years old. Thankfully, knock wood, my symptoms have not been severe. As I watch my girlfriends literally suffer during this transitional period, my heart goes out to them and all women who either by themselves or with the help of their doctors just cannot seem to find a “comfortable” way of easing into the change.

Living through severe menopause symptoms

Read this article on Fox News online of an interview with medical professionals on menopause and the seeming lack of treatment for women. One of the doctors interviewed made this comment:

There is also …a complete lack of understanding that for most women, these symptoms are not fleeting.

It isn’t ‘grin and bear it for a few months’ and it will all pass, as many women suffer severe symptoms for five-plus years…Women and doctors simply are not aware that symptoms can last this long.” (Read full article)

Have you already passed through the menopausal changes? How did you fare and what helped you the most? Share with readers your experience and the strategies that worked best for you in the comments below.

The Most Insidious Risk

Wrapping things up this morning with another suggestion – one that is very relevant as we learn that the late Spiritual Teacher, Motivational Speaker and Author, Dr. Wayne Dyer, made his transition a couple of days ago after experiencing a heart attack. Now, while we cannot live forever we can take steps that will help us be here for as long as is naturally possible. As beneficial as these tips could be to your health, unfortunately, there isn’t always a way to prevent the inevitable of a heart attack. But you can stop it from severely impacting a person’s life. Regular health check-ups with your doctor, or installing things like refurbished defibrillators that passed a thorough recertification process into your workplace, or home, could be the difference between life and death. Knowing everything about the condition of your health and body could make a difference in your quality of life going forward.

One in three women succumb to heart disease each year, and while public education has largely focused on heart attacks and strokes, heart failure also has a sizable impact, affecting more than 2.5 million women and serving as the leading reason for hospitalization in women over 65.

Its prevalence is rising as women live longer and more often survive the precursors to heart failure.

heart attack
The #1 Killer of women

That is the statistics from the United States and published yesterday in the San Diego Union-Tribune. Read the full article here and then schedule an appointment to have your heart checked. [tweetthis]1 in 3 women has a heart attack each year! Get yours checked! Read why in this blog post![/tweetthis]

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32 thoughts on “4 Insidious Risks To Women’s Wellness That You Need To Know

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  2. Great post. The past part hit home for me. I was born with a genetic heart condition. Thankfully there are things I can do to keep my heart functioning properly.

    1. Ms Claudette

      I am glad to hear that you have the knowledge of what to do to keep your heart functioning properly. Namaste. πŸ™‚

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  4. I should be about to hit the early menopausal symptoms, but haven’t yet. I honestly don’t know what to expect other than hot flashes, so I guess I’m one of those statistics.

    1. Ms Claudette

      LOL! You are very much like me – not knowing what to expect. I just woke up hot, really hot one day and Contributor, Clara Brown, told me I was going through my “personal summer!” After I finished laughing, I got to a fan! LOL

  5. Heart disease and hypertension run in my family. I try to take care of myself by exercising and eating healthy.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Awesome! Here’s to a good, long healthy life to you and yours! πŸ™‚

  6. Elizabeth O.

    Heart disease is common in our family. It’s really something women should watch out for.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Especially when it runs in the family, right? πŸ™‚

  7. I didn’t consider taking care of myself until last year, I didn’t realize just important it is. I took it for granted because of age. Since then I’ve been taking care of myself -physically, mentally and emotionally. I didn’t know that we are at risk for early menopause as well as heart disease. Good to know so that way I can start preparing for it and taking care of myself even more by eating right.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Glad we were of service then. πŸ™‚

  8. Thanks for sharing… I really feel I need anger and emotions management sometimes

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are welcome. We all go through a period when our emotions get the better of us, especially anger. There are plenty resources available that will provide tools. Check them out. πŸ™‚

  9. Such an interesting post… I didn’t even realize that you could prepare for menopause! We’ve been eating healthier but it really is a lifestyle!

    1. Ms Claudette

      I didn’t know either until I was in the midst of being peri-menopausal and Katelyn wrote her post!!! LOL

  10. Thank you for sharing these risks to women. I’ve been working hard to get healthy. Not only is it important for me, but it’s important so I’m around for my children.

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are exactly right about staying healthy for your family! Namaste

  11. Heart disease really is a prevalent risk to women. Thanks so much for talking about other risks that we might not hear as much about.

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are most welcome! And thank you for visiting. πŸ™‚

  12. sicorra

    You touch on some important points. I too take my health very seriously, and do everything I can to ensure things to well for me.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Good for you! Our health is the only thing that will “guarantee” being around for a bit. πŸ™‚

  13. This is very interesting. I would never get into a discussion about abortion because it’s a “lose-lose situation” and I don’t like those. I got through menopause without any symptoms or issues. And I know first hand that heart attacks happen. Stress in our lives is also forever, but how we deal with it is the big problem. I think watching our diets and exercise is the answer to a lot of our prayers.

    1. Ms Claudette

      I hear you on avoiding certain conversations! This is what i am told – that some/many women have no symptoms or major issues with menopause…wonder if you were one who prepared back in your 20″s as our Contributor, Katelyn Roth, suggested? As for the rest – diet and exercise, I need prayers on those! πŸ™‚

  14. Since I turned 40, I’ve been trying to focus more on healthy eating and regular exercise. It’s not always easy though :/

    1. Ms Claudette

      Oh, tell me about it! Thanks for reading the post and for dropping by though and do go get your heart check done, pleas? πŸ™‚

  15. tara pittman

    Now that I am older I am taking better care of me. I am eating better and exercising more.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yippee for Tara! Getting older and wiser! πŸ™‚

  16. Taking care of yourself is so important for your health! I really try to focus on my health both physically and mentally

    1. Ms Claudette

      Way to go! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  17. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I try to take my health seriously. I workout a lot, but I do think I could be eating better.

    1. Ms Claudette

      I hear you on the eating and I don’t work out so ou have one on me! πŸ™‚

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