Preventative Care

Premier Physician Network providers answer frequently asked questions about preventative care.

What are some of the top threats to a woman’s health?

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the top health threats facing women in the U.S. are as follows:

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Stroke

Other top health issues that threaten women’s health include the following:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Depression
  • Osteoporosis

Steps to Prevent Disease

For many health risks, but especially for heart disease and stroke, there are steps women can take to try to prevent these threats to their health:

  • Stay physically active – Studies have shown that having an active lifestyle can lower your risk of heart disease, stroke and other health problems.
  • Eat healthfully – Focus on eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy, fish, beans, peas, nuts and lean meats to help you maintain a healthy weight. Eating healthfully can also improve your arteries, blood pressure and glucose level.
  • Take care of yourself – An increased risk of heart disease has been linked to stress, anxiety, depression and a lack of sleep. Your mind needs to be kept in good shape, just like your body. If you feel overstressed, overtired or overloaded, make sure to make time for yourself.

Talk to your physician for more information about health threats for women and what you can do to help prevent them.

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Source: Suzanne Bell, MD, Vandalia Family Care; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Timothy Markus, MD, Dayton Heart Center; Allison Mendenhall, PA-C, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Katrina Paulding, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Breanna Veal, PA-C, Walden Ponds Primary Care: James Halderman, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine; Christopher Lauricella, DO, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Ann DeClue, MD, Ann DeClue, MD; Angelia Mickle, DNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Leelmohan Ravikumar, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Aaron Block, MD, MPH, Franklin Family Practice; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center, Tammy Taylor, DO, The Pediatric Group