Silly Old Myths About Women’s Health


By: Krystle Crossman

New research in the medical field is helping women to figure out what is fact and what is fiction when it comes to their health. Here are some of the top myths that we have been lead to believe but now research is debunking:

1. You can’t get pregnant in a hot tub: Even though it is true that sp*rm will only survive for a few seconds when released into frothy, chlorine-filled, above normal temperature water, that doesn’t mean that you can’t get pregnant. If your partner lets his little swimmers go inside of you they may never make contact with the water and could very well get you pregnant.

2. No [email protected] cancer in your family? You are safe: This is definitely fiction. Around 80% of the women that are diagnosed with [email protected] cancer have no previous family history. There are 10% that have a distant relative with a history and the other 10% have a mother or sister who was diagnosed with it. The only part that your family history plays at the moment is determining women who are at a higher risk due to lack of other indicators.

3. Your biological clock stops at 35: You have seen all of these celebrities lately that have been having children into their 40s right? That is because while the chance that you will get pregnant is lower as you get older the doors do not close forever at a certain age. Everyone is different.

4. Drink cranberry juice and that urinary tract infection will clear right up: The acids that are found in cranberries can help to prevent infection by not allowing bacteria to stick to the walls of the bladder, but if you already have a hint of infection that juice will get you nowhere.

5. Here come the hot flashes, you must have menopause: Hot flashes can come at any time with any age. They can be caused anxiety, stress or fear. If you are under 40 years old check the other possibilities first as less than 1% of the population hits menopause before then.

6. Heart attacks aren’t as dramatic in women: Wrong again. Women have the same heart attack symptoms that men do. When research was done to compare how the two genders described their pain there wasn’t much of a difference between the men’s answers and the women’s. Women experience heart attacks every day.


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