Women's Health: Women's health has been wrongly attributed to child bearing and some gynecological problems only
Post by on Monday, July 26, 2021
Women's Health: Women's health has been wrongly attributed to child bearing and some gynecological problems only.
A woman’s health demands care from birth of a girl child to elderly age across reproductive phase of life. The life of woman is plagued by various physical, physiological, social, economical mental, emotional problems. Women need adequate nutrition as she suffers from various macro and micro nutritional diseases especially anaemia and iodine deficiency disorders who spectrum of presentation ranges from abortions, intrauterine growth retardation, mental retardation, hypothyroidism and other health issues which affect her day today activities and mental abilities.
The nutrition requirements of a woman across her age span shall be taken due care and prioritized. The mental and emotional support and care could help her protecting her from mental ailments including anxiety disorders, depression. The chronic sustained mental disorders usually create suicidal ideation and tendencies and we see lot of attempted suicides.
Dr. S Muhammad Salim Khan
Head department of Community Medicine, GMC Srinagar