Menstrual interruption can be a sign of a disease

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Menstrual interruption can be a sign of a disease
Menstrual interruption can be a sign of a disease

Africa-Press – Angola. The interruption of the menstrual cycle, early, may not be the beginning of the menopause process, but the emergence of a disease in the woman’s body, warned, Friday(27), in Mbanza Kongo, province of Zaire, the interim supervisor of reproductive health in the region, Graça Catarina.

The specialist, as part of the International Women’s Health Day, marked today (May 28), advised that every woman should have the habit of regularly consulting a gynecologist or visiting a general practitioner or cardiologist. , in order to prevent cases of opportunistic diseases.

“During consultations and routine examinations, doctors and specialists are able to determine the woman’s health status, in an eventuality, it is possible to prevent the spread of diseases in the female organism. When the disease is not diagnosed early, it can affect other neighboring organs and kill many cells inside the human body. If there is no intervention, it can lead the patient to death”, warned Graça Catarina.

Graça Catarina advises that all women of childbearing age or those in a state of pregnancy should consult a specialist in women’s health, as they should prioritize prevention over cure.

“These women of childbearing age and those who are pregnant should carry out consultations in the area of ​​gynecology and prenatal care to know their health status and the care to be taken, because not all the disappearance of menstruation means pregnancy. can often mean the emergence of a disease.

Graça Catarina said that many women, because of day-to-day difficulties, relegate female health to the background, a situation that contributes to many serious situations or even early death of women.

“Worldwide, many women die during pregnancy, in labor, or from other diseases, such as cervical, breast and skin cancer, or from Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), including HIV. / AIDS, for not having access to health care and the habit of looking for a doctor to prevent themselves from possible pathologies”, he added.

In the specific case of cancer, Graça Catarina advised women to do a breast self-exam. In the event of any anomaly, they should immediately seek the health services, with a view to early diagnosis of the disease and preventing the progression of the disease in the body.

“Women must, necessarily, maintain daily hygiene, because there are pathologies and symptoms that are exclusive to women that require increased surveillance and prevention. claims of someone being behind the disease, but looking for a health unit and having early diagnosis and treatment.

For that specialist, the consumption of healthy foods on a regular basis helps to reduce the risk of contracting different diseases that can affect women’s health and guarantee the physical and mental well-being of women.

Half Of The Records Are Preventable Cases

International Women’s Health Day is celebrated on 28 May. Created in 1987, the date aims to alert the population to the inequality between women and men in access to health care and to promote awareness-raising actions for the importance of women’s health and proper medical monitoring for all women.

Some pathologies are exclusive to women, this day also drawing attention to symptoms and special diseases of the female sex and the need for careful daily hygiene.

In developing countries, many young women and women are discriminated against in accessing health care, based on sociocultural factors.

This situation is recalled once a year, but it requires everyone’s daily effort to get around it. On this day of action, governments, international agencies, civil organizations and other types of entities unite in the promotion of women’s health.

This day was defined at the IV International Meeting on Women and Health that took place in 1984, in the Republic of the Netherlands, during the International Court of Denunciation and Violation of Reproductive Rights, when maternal death appeared in all its magnitude.

From that date onwards, the topic gained greater interest and at the V International Meeting on Women and Health, held in São José da Costa Rica, the Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network – RSMLAC, proposed that each year, on the day 28 May, a theme would guide political actions aimed at preventing avoidable maternal deaths.

Maternal mortality is an important indicator of the quality of health offered to people and is strongly influenced by the socioeconomic conditions of the population. On average, 40 percent to 50 percent of causes can be considered preventable.

The delay in the recognition of modifiable conditions, in the arrival at the health service and in the adequate treatment, is among the main causes of the high rates of maternal mortality still present in most Brazilian states.

Increases The Number Of Ladies Who Ignore The “Small” Body Aches

Women from 15 to 65 years of age should be concerned to seek health services when faced with swelling in the extremities, abdominal pain and sexual intercourse, irregular bleeding, weight loss for no apparent reason, among others.

The specialist in Reproductive Health, Alexandro Gualberto, who advised the fact in a debate on Women’s Health that involved several university students from Lubango, described that ignoring the symptoms mentioned “can worsen the health, especially of women who are in the prime of life”.

Alexandro Gualberto, who has already provided medical care in reproductive and maternal and child health in Havana (Cuba), Oshacati (Namibia), Lubango, Chibia and Matala (Huíla), considered some behaviors of certain women in the three countries to be abnormal. “It is rare for women or family members to go to health services when faced with these symptoms”.

According to him, a considerable number of women, especially children and young people, still do not feel obliged to frequently resort to maternal health services when faced with the aforementioned symptoms, thus creating public health complications.

He emphasized that there is no longer any reason to blame the absence of health units due to the fact that the authorities continue to invest seriously in the rehabilitation, construction and equipping of health infrastructures and the provision of doctors and nurses, not only in urban areas, but also also in rural areas.

Alexandro Gualberto, who defended that a healthy body is one where there is no pain or bleeding, considered it urgent to permanently promote lectures on women’s health whose purpose “is also to avoid the anarchic resource of certain roots or leaves to alleviate or cure certain pathologies” .

He praised the actions of the provincial health department and partners, with emphasis on UNICEF, ADRA, FRESAN-Camões and other non-governmental organizations for inverting the health situation in the villages and communes of the provinces of Huíla, Namibe and Cunene.

He highlighted the workshop on Thinking Health in the Communities of Huíla for promoting primary health care with a focus on disease prevention, improving home hygiene, clothing, proper disposal of solid waste and techniques for using natural drugs.

Poverty And Ignorance
Social promoter Miguel Kangombe considered poverty, illiteracy and ignorance as the three factors that have negatively influenced the progress of women’s health, with emphasis on those who live on the outskirts of cities and towns.

He underlined that there are girls and adults from the neighborhoods of small and large cities so far unconcerned with diseases that “go unnoticed where, when you decide to go to a hospital, it is because the situation has already become serious to the point of embarrassing the action of the clinical staff” .

He exemplified the case of three street vendors known as “zungueiras”, who after the bleeding got worse, the family members decided to go to the hospital to save their lives, an urgent blood transfusion was needed. “Many patients only resort to medical services in the terminal phase of illness”.

Statistics on cases that resulted in death as a result of delays in seeking services at hospitals, but an anonymous source revealed that of the total monthly deaths, five are due to late arrivals at hospitals.

Confirmation Of The “zungueiras”
“I’ve been feeling severe pain during sexual intercourse for a year, but I never called because then it passes by you”, revealed Joaquina Augusta, who prefers not to tell her partner with whom she already has four children, because she finds it uninteresting and a normal case that can occur. with other ladies.

Joaquina Augusta, who sells fruit on the avenues of the city of Lubango with other friends, said that from the conversation with the others, they considered it to be a normal case and that it passes with a simple massage with hot water mixed with castor leaves.

On Avenida Bulevar do Mukufi, the center for the commercialization of fruits from various parts of the country, we find Mrs. Cassinda Maria, who considers herself a woman of pain. “Journalist doesn’t tell me to go to the hospital anymore because the several times I went there it never went away”, she said, having retorted that we shut up because “God already knows”.

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