The Frustrating Everyday Health Problems of Women

womenThere are big health issues women have to face, from breast cancer to heart disease. But what about the small, everyday health issues women face that aren’t necessarily grave health problems but are still supremely annoying. Today women are so busy juggling careers and social lives along with family it can be hard to take time for yourself and see a doctor for an issue that just seems minor. While you should always see a doctor if you’re concerned, there are some common health problems you may want to try to tackle yourself.

Water Retention

It could be hormones, pregnancy, high blood pressure or the pill, but retaining water is a feeling that no one likes. Many women experience the ills of water retention with no relief, but there is something you can do besides reach for that pair of Spanx. One of the easiest things to do, which may seem counterintuitive, is to actually drink more water, or spice it up with a little green tea. Also, watch your intake of salt if you’re really feeling the bloat.

Constipation or Stomachaches

If you’re feeling stressed, anxious or worried, then you also might feel like your stomach is all tied up in knots. Well, there’s actually a physical reason for that. Women have a longer colon than men do and that can mean that women are more likely to experience constipation, stomachache or bloating than a man. One of the first things you need to do is learn to relax – really relax. Try medication or a massage, just something that will help you to let go and let it flow. Exercise can also help you to get things moving again.

Blisters

You’d be hard pressed to find a woman that hasn’t experienced blisters as a side effect of a fabulous pair of shoes, and it’s OK to admit wearing a new pair of shoes can be quite a hellish experience. If you find that those new shoes are rubbing you the wrong way, put a piece of gauze over the blister and then put on some tape, even duct tape if it’s all you’ve got. Necessity is the mother of invention, after all.

Scars

Do those inspiration quotes about scars being a roadmap of your life make you want to roll your eyes so hard that you’re afraid they’ll never go back to normal? Well, you’re not alone. If you don’t want to be left with a scar then go against the grain of popular belief and don’t let the wound scab over. You should keep it moist with Vaseline covered by a bandage for 3 to 5 days. This will help keep the skin hydrated and will encourage healthy collagen growth and leave you sans scar, hopefully.

Women have enough on their plate. If you suffer from one of these minor health issues, take matters into your own hands and take control!

Beauty by Alice Salvatore is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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