Women handle a huge amount of hormonal changes in their 40s, which may lead to mid-life crisis if not dealt with properly. Women need special attention because of our tender body structures and the continuous work involvement – one after the other – office work, household chores, and kids’ responsibilities and so on. The biggest risks for women in 40s are:
1. Bone density changes – Eat calcium tablets for a month every year to provide the full supplement to bones and avoid osteoporosis symptoms. Bones become weak and thin. Drinking two glasses of milk daily is a big help to bones.
2. Eye-sight changes – Eat green leafy vegetables and carrots. Get power lens or spectacles prescribed for your eye-sight problems, and get cataract surgeries, etc. done on time.
3. Hormonal imbalances – Keep hemoglobin levels, hair loss and dermatological changes to acceptable levels by taking doctor’s advice.
4. Reduced attention – leading to improper diet. Eat well. Get your teeth cleaned once every quarter or as advised by doctor.
5. Fatigue – Avoid stress, headaches, migraine, and insomnia. Take adequate rest. Follow timings for lunch, dinner and sleep.
6. Heart disease – Be happy, be mentally relaxed. Help your heart with regular exercise and by eating low-fat food.
7. Blood pressure – Eat low-sodium foods and avoid tension. Keep away from anxiety and depression. Avoid both high & low blood pressure.
8. Blood sugar – A very risky surprise factor if not kept under check. As blood sugar levels go up, the case in women lead to hospitalization and other side-effects like loss of hearing etc.
9. Breast Cancer – Monitor any changes or symptoms and report to a doctor immediately. Early diagnosis and treatment can extend life by decades.
10. Fitness – Eat healthy (fruits, oats and easily digestible foods), do exercise like walking and stay fit. Get active with life.
In the busy life, give some attention to yourself and get regular medical-check-ups done on you to avoid last minute surprises. Take medicines as needed. Read good books. Spend some time with youngsters to cheer yourself up.