1. Endometriosis is a risk factor for ovarian cancer
Endometriosis is a condition in women in which the lining of the uterus grows in abnormal places like the abdomen, the intestinal wall, pelvic wall. Women with endometriosis have about 30 percent higher of developing ovarian cancer than women without.
2. Adequate sleep protects your heart
A minimum of eight hours sleep a day is advised, this will ensure adequate rest and recovery after a hard day’s work.
Fatigue resulting from sleeplessness can drive the affected to take a lot of sugary energy drinks with the possible development overtime of excess sugar in the blood (diabetes) and its complications of heart disease and disease of the blood vessels.
3. Depression is one of the common problems of women
Depression is a downswing in mood, a feeling of helplessness and hopelessness, loss of interest in life activities; depression affects more women than men and could be exogenous or endogenous. A depressed person finds it difficult to enjoy anything or even function normally. Causes of depression include grief, love and relationship troubles, genetic, alcohol consumption, obesity, childbirth, menopause etc. In a few cases no cause is identified.
A number suffer from post delivery depression characterized by suicidal tendencies, frequent bouts of crying, sleep disturbance, weight loss, a feeling of guilt and a general lack of interest in their surroundings.
Some other women suffer from a serious condition called postpartum psychosis which results in hallucination, delusion and obsessive thoughts particularly involving the baby.
Post delivery depression could pass away after a while but if prolonged, professional help must be sought. In the case of post partum psychosis, psychiatric treatment is a must.
4. Glaucoma is a major cause of blindness in Nigeria
GLAUCOMA is a disease of the eye that results from a sustained increase in fluid pressure inside it, intra-ocular pressure (IOP). If untreated, it causes progressive destruction of the optic nerve head. The damage, in most cases, is directly related to the increased pressure. It is irreversible and leads to blindness.
Fortunately, with early detection and prompt adequate treatment, the visual loss may pass unnoticed by the patient. The disease may be arrested at the point of detection, but vision already lost cannot be regained.
Glaucoma could be PRIMARY (when the cause is unknown) or SECONDARY (when it is due to injury, disease etc).
5. Vaginal stenosis is a known complication of female circumcision
Poor healing of circumcision especially due to severe infection can lead to scar formation which is in-elastic and so cannot expand if the need arises like during childbirth and sexual intercourse. This narrowing of the vaginal opening is called vaginal stenosis. Sex which is supposed to pleasurable becomes very painful.
6. Infection of the brain is a known complication of ear discharge.
Possible complications include infection of the brain, infection of some bones in the head, deafness and poor development of speech/language.
The infection of the brain or some bones of the head could cause death and paralysis of the face respectively