ActiveYou: Four surprising facts about women’s healthposted by Brent Brown on March 4, 2020
March is Women’s History Month and there’s no better time to focus on women’s health.
The following health issues affect millions of women. Learn what you can do if one or more impact you.
Heart disease takes more women’s lives than cancer
- About one in five women die each year from heart disease. The key is to control risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and smoking.
Asthma occurs more often in women than men
- To avoid asthma attacks, it’s important to avoid triggers such as air pollution, mold, and tobacco smoke. Be sure to work with your doctor and take your medications correctly.
Approximately one in 10 women experience symptoms of depression
- The condition is common and treatable. The first step to seeking treatment is talking to your healthcare provider.
The most common cause of disability for women is arthritis or rheumatism
- The risk for the disease increases with age, but there are factors you can control. These include maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding stress to the joints, and not smoking.
Note: ActiveHealth Management’s programs, care team, and care managers do not diagnose or treat members. ActiveHealth assists members in getting the care they need, and the program is not a substitute for the medical treatment and/or instructions of healthcare providers.