The medical system of today truly is in desperate need of help. In fact one could say that it is working against us. There are the women who work for a company that provides medical insurance for its employees. Those companies are becoming harder to find because of the enormous costs of health care coverage. Those few who are wealthy can pick and choose their insurance provider and individual plan without blinking. Those that are in midst of difficult times and do not have a job and cannot afford premiums are covered by government programs. That leaves the majority of women who fall into the category of employed without insurance but do not make enough money to afford medical insurance premiums. If they cannot afford insurance, you can be sure they cannot afford preventative health care. These women are forced to forgo screening tests such as mammograms, pap smears, and blood tests. Therefore, ailments that could be caught early are not diagnosed.
Screening mammograms have reduced mortality in women due to breast cancer by 63%. Pap smears have reduced mortality in women due to cervical cancer by 75% . Not to mention the HPV vaccines that teens may not be able to get because their parents can’t afford them without adequate medical insurance coverage. Diagnosing both breast and cervical cancer early not only saves lives, but they also save the medical system. Early diagnosis decreases costs of excessive follow up diagnostic tests, surgeries, therapies, and rehabilitation. Not to mention the quality of life that would result.
These are just two extreme examples of female ailments. There are many, many more that are not life threatening but do threaten the quality of life for a woman. Acne, Adrenal Exhaustion, Asthma, Candida, Fibrocystic Breasts, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, High Cholesterol, Hypertension, Insomnia, Kidney Stones, Menopause,Varicose Veins, and Vaginal Yeast Infections are only some of the “ailments” that eat away at our quality of life.
What if we were healthy from within?
What if we could prevent, or naturally cope, with common female ailments, on our own?
No one knows how and when our health care system will be “cured”. But, until then, we adult women can be healthy. We can help our teens learn how the take care of themselves from an early age. It takes work, it takes time, it takes commitment, but it can be done.
WE CAN do it……together.