Women all over the world have a longer life expectancy than men, according to the World Health Organization. It’s no different in the United States, where the average life expectancy at birth for women is 81.1 years compared with 76.1 years for men.
Some reasons why this is so is that women are generally more mindful about their health than men, are more likely to see a doctor, and are more forthcoming about problematic symptoms.
24/7 Tempo has compiled a list of examinations every woman should have and when, using sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, Breastcancer.org, and the National Cancer Institute.
Women are more likely than men to have chronic pain, suffer from depression, develop an eating disorder, have a dysfunctional thyroid, and develop certain types of cancer. Here are 50 health tips every woman should know.
Women also need to consider issues related to fertility and their reproductive systems. Hormone levels change as women age, adding to potential health concerns. Eating healthful foods, maintaining a healthy weight, and being active can all help lower the risk of diseases such as diabetes. These are the best foods for your gut health.