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Choosing the Best Women’s Health Care Staff Training & Training Consultancy Services

February 3, 2015

Being in good health is not something that should be taken for granted. It is good to note that with a population that is in good health, it is easy for the economy of a country to grow and develop at a high rate. This happens because a healthy population has the ability to engage in constructive activities that will push the economy high. In addition, it means that the government does not spend a lot of money to treat diseases and other issues related to health.

The health of women has become top priority in many countries, unlike in the past when some of the health issues affecting women were ignored. In the modern days there are a lot of initiatives that are geared to promoting women health. Most of the initiatives are not only geared towards treating the health issues, but also training and consultation. Women are encouraged to attend these trainings and consult on different t health issues that affect t them. This has led to rise of many Women’s health care staff training & training consultancy services. One important thing to note is that not all these services provide the level of services required. So, it is vital to select one that will offer the best. Here are top qualities of a great Women’s health care staff training & training consultancy service.

Highly qualified consultants

A great service must have consultants who are highly qualified in different health issues affecting women. This will ensure that they provide assistance that will help women of different ages be able to live a healthier life. In addition, such qualified experts will assist women put the right preventative mechanisms to help avoid some common diseases that affect them including cancer and others. Before you decide to seek help from any consultancy service, you must ensure that the staff are highly qualified by checking that they have the right clinical skills, health and social care staff training from the UK, and academic and accreditation documents from the relevant health institutions and authorities. By doing this you will get the correct information about your health and how to promote it.

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 Types of breast lumps and the causes

November 24, 2017

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Breast lumps are one of top main health issues for women to this day. So it’s highly important for women to regularly check any bumps or hard spots on their breasts. If you discover something unusual, it’s best to get them checked and examine by your local GP. And don’t assume that lumps mean cancer, as there are other types of breast lumps that aren’t cancerous and can easily be removed.

Types

Fibrocystic lumps – The fibrocystic lumps can be developed due to a hormonal changed in menstruation or menopause. They are very common in women between the ages of 35 to 50. The lumps can be spotted near the milk ducts, and treatments aren’t necessary for this type of disease.

Fibroadenomas – Fibroadenomas are most commonly found in women in their early 20s to 30s. They normally occur when the body has produced a significant amount of milk in the glands which lead to creating the lump. If you think you have them, you may need to go through a surgical procedure of removing them.

Intraductal papilloma – The lump has a similar image to a wart that occurs in the lining of the mammary duct. They are easily removed through surgery and can be found in women between the age of 45 to 50.

Breast Cysts – Cysts is a bag of fluid that are developed in women before menopause. They are usually small in size and may go away on their own. However, depending on their size, your doctor may recommend on reducing them by draining the fluid out.

Breast exam

To be safe from breast cancer, it’s essential that women should opt in for a breast exam. Doctors will be able to have a closer look and check if you have any lumps through scans and ultrasound tests. It’s better to be aware of them at an early stage to prevent any future health issues.

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Women on meditation

September 14, 2017

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Meditation has now become one of the primary solutions for helping with stress, mental health and many other health problems. Other benefits include a positive effect on our overall well being such as better health, sleep, focus, less worries and less anxiety. It’s no wonder why meditation has become an important exercise for all genders.

Why should women meditate?

With so many benefits you can gain from, meditation can dramatically transform your everyday life. It’s also essential for improving self-awareness and detaching yourself from feelings or emotions and learning to let go of negative thinking that affects your life.

Meditation techniques

There are many kinds of meditation techniques that you can try at your home right now. One of the primary methods is sitting in silence and freeing your mind by focusing on your breathing. This process can take only a few minutes of your time. It’s the most used technique by people who have a busy lifestyle and wants to detach their mind from daily stress, worries or frustrations.

The next technique is a concept method where you focus your thinking on specific events or facts and letting your mind wander and create a positive and meaningful scenario. This is ideal for women who want to create a positive relationship with their surroundings.

Yoga meditation is essential if you want to add some physical movement to your practice. It involves practising poses and postures of your body while practising breathing exercises at the same time. It contains various types of exercise including the third eye meditation where you shift your full attention on the middle spot between your eyebrows. It provides silent gaps for your mind while you focus solely on that spot.

Another useful technique is the ‘I Am’ meditation. It’s the perfect practice for women who want to discover their true and authentic self. The practice is about focusing your mind and being on the word ‘I am’ and let your mind go deep into the word.

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Why Smear Testing For Cervical Cancer Is Vital

May 19, 2017

Many of the most dangerous risks to women’s health can actually be prevented in a high proportion of cases. This is usually a case of getting regular check-ups and tests done to make sure than any minor issues never get the chance to become more severe over time when they’re left undiagnosed and untreated.

One prime example is cancer, which still costs thousands of lives every year unnecessarily. Certain types of cancer are related exclusively to the female reproductive system, and one of these is cervical cancer. Although cancer is diagnosable and treatable at later stages, by far the most effective and safest option is to prevent it ever developing by monitoring and dealing with the earliest signs.

Smear testing, also known as pap testing, is something that’s highly recommended for women throughout their lives. This is usually conducted by a gynaecologist, and involves taking a tiny sample of cells from inside the cervix, the lower section of the womb which extends towards the vagina.

After taking the sample, your doctor or gynaecologist will have the results analysed and draw a conclusion about the nature of the cells. They will either be classed as normal or abnormal. Around 7-8% of smear tests will give an abnormal result.

Abnormal does not necessarily mean that a cancerous tumour has formed, and in fact this is a very rare result. What it does mean is that certain cells are demonstrating unusual genetic changes, which is known as dyskaryosis. In most cases, dyskaryosis will not be a long term problem and no serious consequences will happen.

However, your medical professional may want to find out more, in which case they may carry out a colposcopy (where a colposcope is inserted into the vagina, allowing the gynaecologist to see the extent of the dyskaryosis in more detail). This is the typical next step in the process, and it can determine whether treatment will be recommended or not. Additional waiting time might also be recommended to see if the problem resolves itself without the need for treatment, as it often does.

Even if dyskaryosis needs to be treated to reduce the risk of cancer developing, the success rate for treatment is very high, and increasingly so when smear tests are taken regularly enough to catch the problem early. The most serious cases of dyskaryosis will almost always take a long time to develop, and it is only when tests are not done regularly that cervical cancer is more likely to develop undetected.

Women More Likely To Develop Liver Cirrhosis

March 15, 2017

Did you know that women are more likely to develop cirrhosis, a potentially dangerous liver condition, despite not drinking as much as men? On average, the statistics appear to make little sense. Alcohol consumption is positively linked with cirrhosis among men, but for women there is a higher chance of developing it even when drinking significantly less alcohol. So what the other factors at work here?

One of the most common factors involved is age. Research has shown that women display a tendency to develop cirrhosis later in life, something which cannot be observed in men in the same way. A reduction in the amount of estrogen in the body can negatively affect your liver’s health, as one thing that hormone does is reduce the impact of fatty deposits building up in it. Part of this effect is down to combating fat build-up through exercise, and lack of estrogen working against this. Fatty deposits are a contributing factor to liver cirrhosis in people of any gender, but the menopause will increase the prevalence of the issue in women.

Primary biliary cirrhosis is another age-related variety of the condition, usually more likely to affect women in their 40s and 50s. In women, the average age for developing this disease is lower than for men. Another type of cirrhosis is caused in some cases by the later development of autoimmune hepatitis, which affects women disproportionately at any age compared to men. Young women and even teenagers can also develop this particular type of cirrhosis under some circumstances, so age is far from the only difference between the sexes when it comes to liver health.

However, we can safely say that in the majority of cases there are two major factors at play. Age is one of them, as we have discussed, and others are less strongly linked (such as genetic factors or environmental influences), but the main one we can actually take action against is drug or alcohol use. Ultimately, the liver is more likely to suffer damage as a result of being forced to process a higher quantity of toxins and chemicals. Women’s bodies are scientifically more sensitive to these, so the liver is more likely to develop cirrhosis more quickly. Even prescription medication can have a greater negative effect in women than in men, so it’s vital to use caution.

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Obesity: The Biggest Threat to Women?

January 26, 2017

According to recent research, as of 2016 the biggest threat the overall health of women in the UK (including current and future generations) is obesity. More than 50% of women over the age of 30 are currently overweight, and the chances only increase with age until close to retirement age. The scale of the problem is very large, but in most cases obesity is still treated as a secondary concern. Perhaps the overall impact on health is still not recognised, despite much high profile research being conducted and published in the field.

Most of the most high profile information available details the basic risks of becoming overweight. For example, type 2 diabetes is an increasingly common condition that can develop over time, especially in people who are genetically predisposed to it. Its causes are directly linked with intake of sugar and fat, so people are generally aware of this particular risk, but perhaps it is considered something that only affects the most overweight people. Even the risk of cancer being increased by obesity, particularly certain types, is fairly well known but not commonly seen as a catalyst for change.

An example that may be less commonly known or discussed is the risk to pregnant women in particular from being overweight or obese. The children of obese mothers have a lower chance of surviving in the womb until full term, with premature births or miscarriages being more likely. Furthermore, the conditions inside the womb are different which can be linked to predisposition to particular diseases later in the child’s life, including the aforementioned type 2 diabetes. Recent research has shown that mothers who gain too much weight actually alter the genetic makeup of their babies, putting them at a permanently higher risk of developing weight-related health issues.

Overall it seems that the problem is made worse rather than improving. One major stumbling block is education, because many people seem unwilling to educate themselves, or even take positive action based on what they have been told, since it can be more convenient in the short term to live in ignorance. This is the most likely psychological explanation for so many people struggling to break their unhealthy relationships with food, and fostering destructive eating habits. It has been suggested that therapy should be given a higher priority as a course of treatment for obesity.