Women Health Issues: 4 Top Conditions You Should Not Ignore

Dr. Asha Purohit

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Asha Purohit

Gynaecologist and Obstetrician

6 min read


Common women’s problems can affect your physical and mental well-being. Be it female reproductive problems or others, consult a doctor without delay and do not overlook women health issues.

Key Takeaways

  • Osteoporosis, stress and stroke are a few women health issues
  • Breast cancer is one of the most common female health problems
  • Leading an active lifestyle can help you tackle women’s problems

A healthy life is a key to a happy and calm mind. But many of us, especially women, tend to ignore our health. It is essential to prioritize your health and not neglect women's health issues. Though we are working toward women's empowerment, there is a wide gap between women's health issues and healthcare research to improve it with this sole aim; WHO has been working towards the betterment of females by helping them address various women's health issues effectively [1]. From facing domestic violence to mental health challenges, women have come a long way. The WHO strategy, initiated in 2015, helps work for the betterment of women and addresses all women's health issues without delay. 

Women's problems change during different phases in their life due to varying requirements related to health and care. When it comes to ladies, problems in terms of health start from lack of hygiene or malnutrition. In fact, these are a few reasons for some of the common gynecological problems faced by women. Therefore, it is essential to address women's health issues on time by getting yourself tested regularly. Remember, prevention is better than cure. To understand different types of women's health issues and some of the most common female health problems, read on.

Most Common Female Health Problems of Cancers 

Amongst different women's issues, cancer plays a significant role. Cervical and breast cancers are essential women's health issues you should never ignore. Timely detection is crucial for the healthy well-being of women. Statistics reveal that approximately half a million women lose their lives due to breast and cervical cancers. More precisely, breast cancer is the reason for about 1% of deaths all over the world. In ladies, problems like these affect their overall physical and mental health due to a lack of timely screening and detection.

While the exact causes of cervical and breast cancers remain unknown, lifestyle habits may contribute to these conditions. Genetic constitution and lack of breastfeeding may be responsible for breast cancer. These female reproductive problems require immediate medical attention and treatment. These cancers can affect other reproductive organs like the uterus, fallopian tubes, vagina, or ovaries. Therefore, if you notice any unusual symptoms like pain in the cervix or lump formation in your breasts, go for a complete check-up to address all female reproductive problems without delay. 

Additional Read: What is Ovarian CancerTips to improve Women Health

1. Heart Diseases 

While you know that cardiovascular problems are called silent killers, heart disease is one of the significant women's health issues that is often ignored. When you experience a heart attack, you may feel severe pain in your chest and face breathing issues. Do not overlook such symptoms by considering them to be heartburn or acid reflux. Undergo timely health check-ups and reduce the risk of cardiovascular ailments.

In ladies, problems related to the heart are often missed, which may further deteriorate their health. If you observe the following warning signs, get yourself checked at the earliest. 

  • Pain in the jaws 
  • Vomiting 
  • A severe ache in the shoulders 

Make sure to follow these tips so that you can keep heart diseases at bay and avoid other women's health issues. 

  • Lead an active lifestyle 
  • Walk daily for at least 30 minutes  
  • Maintain your body weight 
  • Avoid eating foods that can increase your blood pressure and cholesterol 
  • Quit smoking and limit the consumption of alcohol 
  • Go for health check-ups regularly  
  • Eat a wholesome, nutritious diet 

Women Health Issues

2. Stroke 

Reports reveal that among various women's health issues, stroke affects approximately 15 million people globally [2]. It is one of the most common female health problems that may either result in blood vessel blockage or bleeding in the brain. These types of women's problems can also occur if you have faced high blood pressure during pregnancy.

Numbness in your body and speech problems are the most common symptoms of a stroke. If you are diabetic, there is also a higher risk of developing such types of women's health issues. To avoid stroke and similar kinds of women's health issues, avoid eating processed foods and maintain an active routine. Get yourself checked on time and protect yourself from all types of health issues.

3. Osteoporosis 

Though it is not included under autoimmune diseases, any problem in your immune mechanism may increase the risk of such women's health issues. These types of women's problems affect your bone density. Osteoporosis occurs after the menopausal phase as the strength of your bone declines at the end of the reproductive phase. No wonder doctors prescribe supplements like vitamin D and calcium for women. Intake of these vitamin and mineral supplements helps improve your bone density. Due to the weakening of bones, you become more susceptible to fractures. Maintaining your body weight and exercising regularly can help tackle these women's health issues. 

Additional Read: Fracture in Your Bones

4. Stress and depression 

Remember, maintaining both mental and physical health is vital for leading a healthy life. Stress is one of the most common women's health issues affecting women of different age groups. Be it emotional, physical, or work-related pressure; excess stress can cause agitation in your mind. This affects your routine, and you may find it challenging to complete your chores.

Neglecting stress and anxiety can result in headaches, obesity, and other female reproductive problems. In severe cases, it may lead to depression. In such situations, you begin to lose your confidence and may want to be aloof from everyone. Depression can cause loss of appetite and insomnia too. By practicing mindfulness meditation and yoga, you can get help for depression and calm your restless mind. Seek professional support before such women's health issues get severe.

Now that you know vital women's health issues and common gynecological problems, meet a gynecologist or a mental health specialist when required. Address women's health issues promptly and lead a healthy life. Make necessary changes to your current lifestyle to stay fit as a fiddle! You may contact reputed specialists on Bajaj Finserv Health for any medical support.

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Published on 15 Jul 2022Last updated on 29 Dec 2022
  1. https://www.who.int/news-room/commentaries/detail/ten-top-issues-for-women's-health
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2861793/

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Dr. Asha Purohit

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Asha Purohit

, MBBS 1


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