It is really a surprising how rumours start and grow. It becomes difficult for you to come out of such rumours or myths. You can find hundred of messages all around that are sure to confuse your ideology about your health. The best thing as a woman you can do is follow your intuition about your health. Instead of believing what you hear, it is always best to take proper medical advice. A proper guidance is the only way to break the following women health myth. The below mentioned common myths and the facts related to them are sure to change your outlook towards your health.
Only old women need to worry about the health of their bone.
Every woman, irrespective of the age must take care of the bone health. Whether you are 30 or 60 hardly matters when it comes to bone health. You must take preventive measures as early as possible so that you do not face the problem of osteoporosis and other bone problems. Taking enough vitamin D and calcium with regular exercise can help to keep your bones strong and healthy.
Multivitamins are only needed if you do not eat well.
It is high time to come out of this myth. Keeping in mind the modern lifestyle and other facts like modern farming practices, packed and processed food, your body is exposed to toxins and free radicals. May be you are taking enough nutrients, but that is not sufficient to handle the amount of toxins you are exposed to. So your body requires additional support of multivitamins.
You cannot become pregnant during your premenopausal stage.
You believe or not, if you are in your 40s or premenopausal state, you are at a higher risk of getting pregnant. Studies have shown that you belong to that category of women with unplanned pregnancy. It is advisable not to relax if your periods are few and irregular.
You should sleep more as you age.
This myth is the most ridiculous one as; you need the same amount of sleep when you are young. To have a healthy body you need at least 7-9 hours of sleep irrespective of your age. What changes with age is the pattern of sleep and not the duration. With age, you may not have an uninterrupted sleep like that of 20’s-30’s. The fact is the need for sleep really does not change.
Worry about breast cancer only after 40.
It is more common among the women above 40 to suffer from breast cancer, but that does not mean that the younger women are not exposed to breast cancer. You can be a victim of the disease at an early stage because of many reasons like genetic mutation, family history and many more. It is always advisable to go for regular checkups as early detection can help you to eradicate the disease from your life.
Throughout your life you are sure to come across several myths. Listen to your heart and intuition and follow the proper and genuine advice.