The Deadly 5- Common Health Issues Troubling Indian Women

On this World Health Day, let's shed light on these 5 health villains and equip ourselves with the knowledge to fight back, with a focus on prevention and early detection. Certain diseases seem to disproportionately target Indian women. Read here…

Johanitha Moraes
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You're feeling invincible, ready to conquer the day. But a persistent cough, unexplained fatigue, or pain throws a twist into your plans. Suddenly, your vibrant life seems to have threads of illness woven into it. Here's the reality, certain diseases seem to disproportionately target Indian women. On this World Health Day, let's shed light on these 5 health villains and equip ourselves with the knowledge to fight back, with a focus on prevention and early detection.

5 Common Health Issues Among Indian Women

1. Anemia- The Energy Thief

Ever feel like you're running on fumes? Anemia, a deficiency in red blood cells, is a common culprit, especially among Indian women. Symptoms like fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath can steal your energy and zest for life. Iron deficiency is a major cause of anaemia, particularly due to inadequate dietary iron intake or heavy menstrual bleeding. Other factors like vitamin B12 deficiency and certain chronic illnesses can also play a role.


How to Prevent this?

  • Include iron-rich foods like dark leafy greens, lentils, and fortified cereals in your diet.
  • Talk to your doctor about iron supplements if needed.
  • Maintain good hygiene during menstruation to reduce blood loss.

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance affecting many Indian women. It can disrupt your menstrual cycle, lead to unwanted weight gain, and even cause fertility issues. Irregular periods, excessive hair growth, and acne are some common symptoms. PCOS can also increase your risk of developing diabetes and heart disease.


Take Control by:

  • Maintain a healthy weight through a balanced diet and exercise. Get yourself out of bed and see that you get your body some physical activity. 
  • Manage stress, which can worsen PCOS symptoms.
  • Talk to your doctor about treatment options like medication or lifestyle changes.

3. Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a leading concern for women globally, and India is no exception. Early detection is crucial for successful treatment. A lump in the breast, changes in nipple appearance, or unusual discharge are potential warning signs. Regular self-examinations and mammograms as recommended by your doctor are vital.

How to Keep this away?

  • Practice breast self-exams monthly.
  • Schedule regular mammograms, especially as you age. If you have a significant positive family history, make sure to be extra cautious.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle with a focus on a balanced diet and regular exercise.
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4. Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is a preventable disease caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). The good news is that the HPV vaccine can significantly reduce your risk. Early stages of cervical cancer often have no symptoms. Regular Pap smears can detect precancerous cells, allowing for early intervention.

What can you do about it?

5. Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones, is a concern for women, especially after menopause. Fractures can be a serious consequence of this disease. Osteoporosis often has no symptoms until a fracture occurs. Maintaining bone density is crucial for prevention.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Include calcium-rich foods like dairy products and leafy greens in your diet.
  • Consider vitamin D supplements, as recommended by your doctor.
  • Engage in weight-bearing exercises to strengthen bones.

Consult our Gytree experts if you seem to be experiencing any symptoms. 

Remember, knowledge is power! By educating ourselves about these common diseases and prioritizing preventive measures, we become active participants in safeguarding our health. This World Health Day, let's pledge to break free from the clutches of these health villains and celebrate a life filled with vibrant well-being. Schedule your checkups, talk to your doctor, and spread awareness- together, we can rewrite the health narrative for Indian women!

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