Depression, anxiety and other psychological conditions
Cervical cancer and genital warts vaccination (Medisave
Women have unique health issues. These unique issues include
pregnancy, menopause, and conditions of the female organs. Some health issues
that are common to both men and women affect women differently.
These are some of the health issues and their effects on
Heart disease - Heart disease is the leading cause of death for
women in the United States. Women are more likely to die following a heart
attack than men are.
Mental health - Women are more likely to show signs of depression
and anxiety than men are. Depression is the most common women’s mental health
problem, and more women than men are diagnosed with depression each year.
Osteoarthritis - Osteoarthritis is the most common form of
arthritis. It causes joint pain, stiffness, and swelling. The condition affects
affects more women than men.
Sexually transmitted diseases/sexually transmitted
infections (STDs/STIs) - The effect of STDs/STIs on women can be more serious
than on men. Untreated STDs/STIs cause infertility in women. STDs/STIs often go
untreated in women because symptoms are less obvious than in men or are more
likely to be confused with another less serious condition, such as a yeast
Stroke - More women than men suffer a stroke each year.
Although many of the risk factors for stroke are the same for men and women,
including a family history of stroke, high blood pressure, and high
cholesterol, some risk factors are unique to women. These include: taking birth
control pills, being pregnant, using hormone replacement therapy, having
frequent migraine headaches, having a thick waist, particularly if post-menopausal,
and high triglyceride (blood fat) levels.
Urinary tract health - Women are more likely than men are to
experience urinary tract problems. For example, urinary incontinence affects
twice as many women as men due to the way the female urinary tract is
For more information on the "Women's Health" services provided at Nuffield Medical Siglap or Book Appointment, please Call 66363083 or SMS 98375754 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org. All consultations and testing are strictly private and confidential.