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ON PREVENTION

By: Goodness M.C

Ladies, Here Are Three Major Health Conditions That Can Get You Killed When Ignored

Some women don't know how to take care of themselves, especially when it comes to their health.

Many women have died due to their carelessness and ignorance. Death is one thing that must occur in everybody's life, this means that it can be avoided but can be managed until heaven calls.

There are signs and symptoms some women ignore that have cost them their lives, you shouldn't fall under that category of women, as for men, your wife or a woman around needs this information.

Here are three (3) major health conditions that can get you killed when ignored:

1. Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding*

Excess loss of blood can get you killed when ignored. Women can experience abnormal vaginal bleeding in different health conditions, sometimes it may result in a woman after giving birth or during the process of child delivery.

A lady can also experience bleeding between periods or bleeding after menopause.

In more severe cases, gynecological cancers like cervical or uterine cancer can cause abnormal vaginal bleeding. Endometrial hyperplasia (when the uterine lining grows thick) can also cause a lady to bleed.
This symptom shouldn't be taken likely as it can be fatal when ignored. Numerous women have lost their lives because of abnormal vaginal bleeding.

When you notice such a sign you should immediately rush to the hospital for proper medication and care.


2. Breast Cancer*

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancer in women and it is one of the fastest killing diseases in the world, especially in Africa.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women after lung cancer.

There are things that you do that contribute to the risk of breast cancer.

An example is wearing tight clothes frequently, exposing your body to toxic chemicals, allow your breast to come in contact with dirty materials like putting money in your breast, etc.

Breast cancer is not a death sentence but can get worse or get you killed if ignored.

You should make out time to go for a medical checkup, this will prevent or reduce your chances of developing breast cancer because your doctor will educate you on it.

Here are some risk factors of breast cancer:

•Race. White women have a slightly greater risk of getting breast cancer compared with black women.

•Earlier abnormal breast biopsy

•Earlier chest radiation

•Early onset of menstruation (before age 12) or menopause after age 55

•Not having children

•Medication use, such as diethylstilbestrol (DES)

•Too much alcohol

•Obesity

•Increasing age

•Genes. Nearly 5% to 10% of breast cancer is linked to mutations in certain genes (most commonly, the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes).

•Family history of the disease

•Personal history of the disease.

3. Heart Disease
Heart disease is the leading killer of both men and women. In women, the condition is responsible for about 29% of deaths, reports the CDC. Heart disease is common among men but women are at risk too because of they have heart and how poorly they care for their heart.

Heart disease leads to premature death and disabilities. What you eat has some effect on your heart, so you should be mindful of the things you eat.

You should avoid a diet that's high in fat, salt, sugar, and cholesterol, these food can contribute to the development of heart disease

Some factors that can increase your chances of developing heart disease are:

•Heart defects you're born with (congenital heart defects)

•Coronary artery disease

•High blood pressure

•Diabetes

•Smoking

•Excessive use of alcohol or caffeine

•Drug abuse

•Stress

•Some over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, dietary supplements, and herbal remedies

•Valvular heart disease

You may experience the following if you have developed heart disease:

•Fatigue

•Shortness of breath

•Irregular heartbeat

•Swollen feet or ankles

•Chest pain

•Fainting (Syncope)

•Fever

•Shortness of breath

•Weakness or fatigue

•Swelling in your legs or abdomen

•Changes in your heart rhythm

•Dry or persistent cough

•Skin rashes or unusual spots

If you notice any of the following, you better visit the doctor for proper medication and treatment.

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