A DEVI, A MOTHER, A SISTER, A FIGHTER, A PATAKHA, A MAAL, A BURDEN
WHO IS SHE?
Indian culture has always venerated women. In #Hinduism man and woman represent two halves of mother nature with no question of superiority or inferiority. Our #History is the real witness of a few of these late living legends, such as Ghosha, Lopamudra, Sulabha Maitreyi, and Gargi whose faculty of reason was far more superior than any ordinary mortal. According to Vyasa’s Mahabharata “ just by respecting and cherishing a woman, one gets a chance to be able to worship the #Goddess of prosperity”.
Unfortunately! The patriarchal system tried demeaning us since the time of Rig Veda, downplay womankind with “customs and values” which were created by men to favor men.
It moulded us and forced us to adopt and adapt to contradictory roles. The #StrengthOfAWoman is evoked, making sure that she effectively plays the traditional roles of nurturance as a mother, daughters, sisters, and then daughters-in-law.
The stereotype of “a weak and #HelplessWoman” is fostered to ensure complete dependence on the “MAN”.
The incompleteness of health statistics is more pronounced for women because they experience more disability - " which is less well recorded than men".
This underestimation is aggravated by underreporting resulting from the stigma associated with certain diseases in women, such as sexual infections:
The prevalence of asymptomatic illness, such as sexually transmitted infections among women; differences in health-seeking behaviours that favor males accessing formal health care, which is the main source for health statistics; and the exclusion of some conditions that affect only women.
Both sex and gender matter in health. We use the term sex to describe differences between men and women that are primarily biological in origin. We use the term gender to describe differences that are primarily caused by social conditions or cultural and religious beliefs and norms regarding the sexes.
It is time that we break all the barriers to be free and healthy
Yes You Can Have It All
It occurs when uterine tissue grows outside the uterus, causing severe pain, especially before and during your menstrual cycle. Lack of proper funding, research, and awareness are key issues of it being treated as non -existent. But Experts, physicians, and celebrities are speaking out - #PadmaLakshmi, #SusanSarandon, #JulianneHough, #EmmaBunton are few names.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (#PCOS) is a condition in which the #ovaries produce an abnormal amount of #androgens, male sex hormones that are usually present in women in small amounts. The name #PolycysticOvarySyndrome describes the numerous small cysts (fluid-filled sacs) that form in the ovaries.
#PostpartumDepression is a #depression that occurs after having a #baby. Feelings of postpartum depression are more intense and last longer than those of “#BabyBlues,” a term used to describe the #worry, #sadness, and #tiredness #many women experience after having a baby.
Symptoms Of Postpartum Depression - Crying more often than usual, #Anger, Withdrawing from loved ones, #FeelingDistant from your baby, #Worrying or feeling overly anxious, Thinking about #HurtingYourself or your #Baby, Doubting your ability to care for your baby.
Crohn’s Disease :
Symptoms Of Crohn’s Disease - Persistent diarrhea, Rectal bleeding, Urgent need to move bowels, abdominal cramps and pain, Sensation of incomplete bowel evacuation, Constipation
Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia - #Fatigue, #LackOfEnergy, #TroubleSleeping, #Depression or #Anxiety, #MemoryProblems and #TroubleConcentrating, #Headaches, #MuscleTwitches or #Cramps, numbness or tingling in the hands and feet