This Month is National Women’s Health Month

Just a few days ago, we celebrated all of the moms in our lives on Mother’s Day. But the month of May is more than Mother’s Day; it’s a month-long focus on women’s health through the National Women’s Health Month initiative. That’s right, doting on the women in our lives should last all month long (and then some!) as women navigate unique and challenging health issues all their own.

Men and women have obvious differences but even the things we have in common affect us differently, with different rates of frequency and different side effects, warning signs, and risks. You might be surprised to learn that the #1 health risk for women is heart disease.

Here are the top nine health concerns women in the U.S. face:

  1. Heart Disease
  2. Stroke
  3. Diabetes
  4. Maternal Health Issues
  5. Urinary tract infections
  6. Sexual Health
  7. Breast Cancer
  8. OsteoporosisAlzheimer’s Disease