4 Health Concerns Every Woman Should Know About

If you are a female, then you already know that you have a very unique body. In fact, according to Cambridge-trained zoologist David Bainbridge, human females are unique in the animal kingdom. While men have an average of 14 percent body fat, women have an average of 27. No other animal has the size of breast found on the average woman. The picture popular media presents of young straight teenage boys is that all they want are long legs, but in reality, most men were found to prefer shorter legs. While most men have straight arms, a woman’s arm bows out about 12 percent near their thumbs. Older women are even more special as they experience many health concerns that are unique to them. Here are four of those problems and suggestions on treating those problems naturally.

Hair Loss

Women lose an average of 80 strands of hair daily, but about 33 percent of women discover that they lose significantly more than that. Genetics, internal imbalances, stress, iron deficiencies, and thyroid problems are among the common culprits making a woman’s hair fall out. If you are experiencing this problem, then you will want to have your doctor run some tests, but you may also want to try a combination of rosemary, cedarwood and clary sage essential oils. While it may not make your hair stop falling out, it can thicken each strand that you have left, giving it a fuller appearance.

Hormonal Imbalance

There is not much that will ruin a beautiful day as quickly as menstrual cramps. Extreme symptoms of PMS during menstruation is directly linked to your hormones. You may want to start a regime of drinking ginger or raspberry leaf tea on a regular basis a week before your period and continuing to drink it regularly until your period is over. This can help prevent cramping. Beyond regular menstruation, women should also pay attention to other shifts in hormonal balance during pregnancy, puberty, and menopause. Hormonal imbalances can significantly affect your mood, sleep, and even the health of your teeth and gums. Being aware of how hormones affect you body will help you mitigate common side effects. 

Vaginal Dryness

One embarrassing aspect of growing older for some women is a fall in natural lubrication during sexual activity. As estrogen levels fall when you age, the vagina can atrophy while the mucous membranes can have difficulty producing the natural lubrication. This can lead to discomfort, and unless you want to go through estrogen therapy, you will need to use lubricants. But there are easier solutions to this. One of the beneficial properties of the sea buckthorn berry is to combat vaginal dryness. Adding more soy to your diet can often help stop vaginal dryness.  In addition, you may want to consider taking black cohosh. Eating wild yams may also help to make lovemaking more comfortable.


Over 40 percent of women are affected by osteoporosis while only 13 percent of men have this condition caused by lower bone density. Make sure that you get enough Vitamin D regularly and enjoy a brisk walk or other outdoor activity daily. Eat a diet high in lean proteins and fiber to keep osteoporosis from starting or to reverse its effects.

There are many ways that a woman’s body is unique, and even more ways that it can break down. Using natural cures may help you feel better as you age.

To help combat health problems or to just improve your everyday quality of life, you might want to consider wearing a diffuser. There are many different styles like necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more. You can use any oils with them and gain great results from their use. Research which oils can best help you in whatever you’re experiencing, and easily apply it to whichever diffuser you choose, and you’re good to go!