Talk health,talk success! Please don't miss this important message.
Women and men have many of the same health problems, but they can affect women differently. For example, women may have different symptoms of heart disease. Some diseases or conditions are more common in women, such as osteoarthritis, obesity and depression. And some conditions, such as menopause and pregnancy, are unique to women.
Women sometimes neglect their own health and focus instead on their partner's and their children's. Take care of yourself first:
i) Plan for pregnancies and see your healthcare provider regularly while you are pregnant
If you are trying to have a baby or are just thinking about it, it is not too early to prepare for a safe pregnancy and a healthy baby. You should speak with your healthcare provider about preconception care.
Preconception care is care you receive before you get pregnant. It involves finding and taking care of any problems that might affect you and your baby later, like diabetes or high blood pressure. It also involves steps you can take to reduce the risk of birth defects and other problems. For example, you should take folic acid supplements to prevent neural tube defects.
ii) Have regular mammograms
iii) Get regular checkups and screenings. Early detection is important for treating breast, cervical, uterine and ovarian cancer.
By taking action on health issues before pregnancy, you can prevent many future problems for yourself and your baby.
‘I read the article below a few days ago and to be honest my wonderful ladies, I realised that the success of women doesn’t only circulate around our business minded ideas but it all starts from you; our health also helps makes the difference.’
Vaginal Gas and Fistula
I know that this sounds gross but if any of you out there have had this problem you know how embarrassing it can be. I was told that I had a possible fistula between my colon and vagina. I went in for a test and my gyn inserted some blue dye into my rectum then a tampon in my vagina. I left the office and came back in 1 hour. She took out the tampon and there was no blue dye. So she said no fistula between the colon and vagina. So I went home and went to the bathroom. Well there was blue dye in my urine. So I went back into the office where they drew some urine with a catherer. There was blue tint to it. So she said that it was between my colon and bladder. So I went to the Cleveland Clinic and was checked and they could not find anything. They even did a coloscopy. I might mention that I had a hysterectomy 10 years ago and my bowel was snipped, but my problem did not start until about 5 years ago.
I don't know what my next step should be. It occurs out of the blue and I have no control over it. If I am sitting up in bed and have gas it is clearly coming from both ends. You know if you have regular gas you would at least have time to walk out of the room, but with this you don't. I want to hide from the world.
Please help me and guide me as what to do next. I am totally at a loss.
“Just for those who aren’t really sure of what a fistula is, it is an injury caused by lack of obstetric care when a woman has a long or obstructed delivery.
My wonderful ladies this story really touched my heart and I wouldn’t love to find great - minded ladies in this embarrassing situation. Please let’s find time to value our health as much as we value our beneficial business orientated minds in supporting today’s society. Remember women have the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. The enjoyment of this right is vital to their life and well-being and their ability to participate in all areas of public and private life. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Women's health involves their emotional, social and physical well-being and is determined by the social, political and economic context of their lives, as well as by biology. However, health and well-being elude the majority of women.”
Let us treat our health like our precious jewellery , and this will definitely keep us fit and mentally sound to promote our wonderful, inspiring ideas to have a positive impact in today’s society!!!!!