Women’s Health: Key Issues and the Power of Prevention

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Riin Rehemaa
Social Media & Community Manager

In today’s fast-paced world, health often takes a backseat, especially for women who juggle multiple roles. However, prioritizing health is not just about managing symptoms but preventing them.

As we celebrate Women’s Month, it’s crucial to spotlight the main health issues women face and the preventive measures available, including free health screenings in Estonia and how our March campaign can further support women’s health.

The Health Challenges Women Face

Women encounter unique health issues, from reproductive health concerns to higher risks of certain diseases. Here are some key health challenges women should be aware of:

  • Breast Cancer: The most common cancer among women worldwide. Regular screenings and self-exams are vital for early detection.
  • Cervical Cancer: Caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), regular Pap tests can detect precancerous conditions of the cervix.
  • Osteoporosis: Women are at a higher risk, especially post-menopause. Calcium intake and bone density tests are preventive steps.
  • Heart Disease: Often perceived as a men’s issue, it’s also the leading cause of death for women. Awareness and lifestyle changes can make a significant difference.
  • Mental Health: Women are more prone to depression and anxiety. It’s essential to recognize symptoms and seek help early.

The Role of Health Screenings

Health screenings are pivotal in preventive health care. They can detect diseases early, even before symptoms appear, leading to more effective treatment. Estonia’s health care system offers free health screenings for various conditions, aligning with the commitment to preventive health care. These screenings include:

  • Breast cancer screenings for women aged 50-69, conducted every two years.
  • Cervical cancer screenings for women aged 30-65, also every five years.
  • Colorectal cancer screenings for men and women aged 60-69, every two years.

These programs underscore the importance of early detection in managing health risks effectively. For more information on these screenings, visit Tervisekassa’s website.

Our Commitment to Women’s Health

In line with our dedication to women’s health, we launch a special campaign this March. Recognizing that health is multifaceted, we offer the Salu Full Body Analyses Package at a discounted rate. This comprehensive health assessment goes beyond standard screenings, providing detailed insights into your overall health and wellness.

For just €125 (regular value 217€), the Salu Health Explorer Gift Card grants access to Salu’s primary healthcare services for three months, including the Full Body Analyses Package. It’s an opportunity to take charge of your health, understand your body’s needs, and make informed decisions about your health care.

Taking Action for Your Health

This Women’s Month, let’s put health at the forefront. Whether it’s through participating in free health screenings offered by Estonia’s healthcare system or taking advantage of our March campaign, every step towards preventive health care is a step towards a healthier, happier life.

Remember, when it comes to health, knowledge is power. By staying informed and proactive, we can address women’s health issues head-on and pave the way for a healthier future.

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