Women often feel the need to hide some of the health problems that they experience. They are shrouded in a cloak of shame for having a body that is not working quite the way that it is expected to. But why? We don’t call out men for having health issues, and we don’t tell men that they are gross if they have a problem in an intimate area. The main problem is that we avoid talking about these things, and they become so taboo that nobody dares to. But, we dare to.
One of the most common breast problems that women experience are lumps on or inside the breast. This can be a sign of something more serious, or it could be a benign cyst that has formed. Either way, it’s important to get checked out by a doctor as it is a symptom of breast cancer. Women should be giving themselves regular breast examinations to ensure that there are no lumps around. Also, note the size and shape of your breast each time, as this can change when lumps form or are forming.
Vaginal problems are not fun to experience no matter what they are. Women need to understand the different problems that can occur and what they mean. For example, the bv symptoms and the thrush symptoms are pretty similar but also very different, and it’s important that you know which indicates which. Both of these can be treated with cream, and the sooner you get the cream, the quicker the relief will come.
If you are experiencing any problems with your vagina that you are concerned about, make an appointment with your doctor. We understand that this can be embarrassing, but there is really nothing to be embarrassed about. It is just a body part that is sick like others get.
Finally, postnatal depression is a big issue that nobody talks about. Women end up feeling alone, down, sometimes angry, lost and so many more emotions, and a lot of women go untreated. Nobody knows and nobody asks because they are focused on the baby, so mom gets pushed in the back. It’s a real problem and it can be deadly in some cases if not kept in check. Women with postnatal depression need help, not shame which is what a lot of the ones who do speak up about it get. ‘You should be happy you have a baby’, ‘how could you not be happy? They’re so cute!’. It’s comments like this that hurt the most, but ignoring it isn’t far behind.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the most common women’s health problems that we often shy away from talking about. It’s not fair to women that we hide these things behind shame and embarrassment, as the body will do whatever it wants to. Women cannot control, nor should they be forced to try and hide when they are suffering from these conditions, so let’s change the narrative and talk about it.