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Top Health Issues for Women Over 50

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I know what the statistics say AND I’m smart enough to have checked these out with many women over 50.  Most women are well aware these are the top issues, but are you aware of your situation, have you talked to your doctor about them and are you doing what you need to do.

  • Menopause
  • Heart disease is the number one disease for both men and women over 50.  Women tend to be under diagnosed.  With a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet you can prevent heart disease from happening.
  • Breast cancer – The breast should be examined regularly.  Other symptoms include breast pain, discharge in the nipples and changes in appearance of the breast.
  • Autoimmune diseases – This includes illnesses like lupus and diabetes.
  • Depression – Hormonal changes can trigger depression.
  • Obesity – After 50 a woman’s metabolism slows down and weight problems are common.
  • Hysterectomy
  • Osteoporosis – The key to prevention is active lifestyle.
  • Cervical cancer – A pap smear should be done regularly for early detection and treatment.
  • Ovarian cancer – It is advisable to have an annual pelvic exam

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