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Myths about women’s health explained

Saturated media is the leading reason due to which more and more useless myths are being shared, which makes it difficult for people to identify valid and relevant information from the rest. Misleading information about women’s health can cause a lot of confusion and lead people astray.

Here are a few common myths about women’s health explained for your reference:

The Myth about weight gain during and after menopause: Weight gain is one of the leading concerns which has on countless occasions led to women employing drastic food and health changes which might prove to be detrimental to their overall health. Weight gain during menopause is normal and should not be a worrying cause for concern. It is just one of the changes women experience during this transition period and weight gained certainly does not have to be permanent according to a myth that says so otherwise.

Myths about low fat and low-calorie diets: Many people think that restricting the number of calories consumed per day will help control your weight. This is, however, just a temporary fix and not a permanent solution to maintain a healthy weight and body mass index. The body needs a certain amount of calories (being the primary energy source) and certain fats for vital functions, which might get affected due to any imbalance. Weight gain or loss also depends on how your metabolism works. People with a high metabolism tend to not gain any weight at all despite their calorie intake and vice versa. Cutting calories will not affect the metabolism at all, which is why a healthy diet has to be maintained.

Minimum hours of sleep recommended: A useless myth affecting women’s health which states that as you grow older, your sleeping patterns and the number of hours you sleep for is reduced. Ideally, medical professionals recommend a good eight hours of sleep for both men and women. Only the sleep cycle changes as you grow older, affecting deep sleep phases. It will be difficult for women above a certain age to achieve a full deep cycle without any disturbances, compared to younger women.

The myth about decreasing sex drive: Researchers have revealed a very surprising survey of sex drive while comparing findings for womens health. It has been observed that the libido does not decrease with age necessarily. There are factors like hormonal imbalances and menopause which might affect your libido. However, these factors don’t necessarily affect womens health as you grow older.

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