The field of medicine has advanced at a phenomenal rate in the recent years and that has led to some of the most amazing discoveries that mankind has ever seen in the field of medicine. We are learning more and more about our anatomy every passing day and with each new research, we are taking a step towards a future where we can ensure that all human beings live a long and healthy life, free from all the problems that we are currently facing. The role of both men and women in that development is equally important and at the same time, each of them has their own unique abilities and subsequent responsibilities. Talking about women, it is extremely important to make sure that every effort is being made to ensure their safety and good health since they play a very important role in several parts of the society. Given the fact that women are the ones responsible for bringing children into the world after a long and laborious several months, providing them with the best medical care will only ensure a bright and healthy future for the mankind itself. To find out what the latest developments are in the field of medicine regarding women’s health, keep reading.
Teen girls from rural areas highly prone to undiagnosed asthma
In a recent study that was focused on finding out the spread of asthma in teenagers, researchers found that teenage girls who lived in rural areas were much more likely to have cases of undiagnosed asthma in them as compared to the male teenagers living in similar conditions. The research also found out that these teenage girls were also at a greater risk of developing depression. There has been a lot of speculation on why the number of undiagnosed cases was more in girls as compared to boys and Dr. Jana Bush believes it may be because of the fact that boys usually catch it in physical activity and get identified whereas girls happen to catch it due to emotional reasons like anxiety. However, this is still speculation and a lot of further research needs to be conducted before a probable cause can be identified. The most staggering part of the research however was the rate of depression that was associated with asthma and the numbers gathered during the study showed that the depression rate surpassed that of several other much more serious problems like diabetes and even that of cancer survivors.
Young women ignore heart attach signs
In a recent study, there has been a new discovery that could be the answer to why women of a particular age group are having much more heart attacks as compared to men. The age group in question is 30-55 and according to the research which was conducted researchers by Yale, the women are more likely to ignore early warning signs of heart attack by thinking they may be occurring due to some other reason. The study involved interviewing women between 30 and 55 years of age and the results showed that women frequently ignored signs like dizziness and pain. The research strongly suggested that there is an immediate need to educate women at an early stage in identifying what the trigger points are and then being able to spot them in case they occur to anyone during the coming years of their lives. The study also strongly suggested towards the need of change in the attitude towards the problem in order to avoid any unnecessary complications including heart attacks.
Autoimmunity and exposure to mercury
Autoimmunity is a disease that occurs mostly in women where the body starts to produce antibodies that are against the body’s own tissues and that can cause serious health problems. According to a recent study, the key factor that may be inducing the risk of the onslaught of this problem is exposure to mercury. The exposure can happen in a number of different ways as suggested by the research e.g. through seafood. It was found that even at levels of exposure that are considered to be safe for the body, there were developments of autoimmunity cases in women. The thing that makes it difficult to address this issue is the fact that very little factual knowledge is available about the development of autoimmune disorder and therefore doing solid progress is extremely difficult. However, after this research, scientists have given a lot of stress that women, especially those in childbearing age should keep a proper track of their seafood consumption.
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