(Last Updated on : 29/03/2017)
Female Diseases are the diseases concerning the reproductive organs and the related parts of a woman
. Women of any age can be affected with these diseases but the general trend predicts that it is the middle aged women who suffer the most. Many of the female diseases have similar symptoms, so it is important to have a proper diagnosis before opting for a treatment.
Causes of Female Disorders
is one of the major causes of most of the Female Diseases. Several hormones are produced by the ovary including estrogens, progesterone and testosterones. These help in coordinating the menstrual cycle
during the reproductive years of a female. Imbalances in these hormones can give rise to many disorders. Although, hormone imbalance can affect at any age, they are likely to affect the most during puberty and menopause
. Besides this, various microbial infections can also lead to various disorders, varying in severity.
Types of Female Disorders
Disorders affecting the female reproductive organs are common, but many of them can be treated easily. Below are some diseases that occur in the female reproductive system;
Amenorrhea: Amenorrhea or the absence of menstrual periods is among the type of female diseases that taints the females frequently. Changes in hormones, glands or organs are the prime causes of this disorder.
Breast Cancer: Breast cancer is one of the most found diseases in all over the world. It is the most common cancer for women, affecting 1 in 9 women over their lifetime.
Endometriosis: Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue lining the uterus grows outside on other organs of the body. It occurs mostly in fallopian tubes, ovaries, lining of pelvic cavity, cervix, bladder, rectum etc.
Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis seems to prey most often on women over the age of 60 in all over the world. This is caused by low amounts of phosphate and calcium in bones, causing them to be porous, brittle and more apt to break.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): Abnormal ovarian functions and excessive production and/or sensitivity to male hormones characterises Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). It is also one of the major causes of infertility in females.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS): Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is the term used to describe the physical or behavioural changes that most of the women undergo 7 to 10 days before their monthly periods begin.
Thyroid Disorders: Endocrinal problems like thyroid are also common in women though the population of men is also not absolutely safe from it. Thyroid disorders include hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism which affect the female reproductive cycle of females.
Vaginitis: Various conditions which lead to inflammation or infection in vagina are termed as Vaginitis. Infections caused by micro organisms like bacteria, yeast or viruses are the major causes of Vaginitis.
Other Female Disorders
Apart from all these, there are many other ailments too that not only hamper the health and fitness of females but sometimes also prove to be fatal to them. Some of the most well observed diseases that affects the women at a rate of 80% of the population include Cystitis
, Menopause, Miscarriage, Fat around the Middle, Fibroids, Prolapse
, Thrush, Hysterectomy, Ovarian Cysts
, Infertility and painful periods.
Treatment of Female Disorders
Female Diseases can be treated in the alternative medicines
also to get long term effects. The ancient Ayurveda
, Homeopathic Therapies
, Nutritional Therapies and in some cases Progesterone Therapy proves effective in dealing with these diseases.
, vitamin and mineral supplementation, exercise
and stress management
are holistic approaches intended to help women regain their health and maintain overall wellbeing. Even Yoga
can be helpful in reducing the acuity of the diseases. There are some effective medicines offered in Natural Therapy
also to get relief from the diseases.