National Women’s Health Week
National Women’s Health Week is May 10-16 this year, led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH). Across the United States, women and girls use this week to consider steps they can take to improve their physical and mental health. This year, National Women’s Health Week is especially important because of the outbreak and added stress of COVID-19. Women with underlying health issues such as hypertension or diabetes are particularly encouraged to talk with their doctor about how they can improve their health this year.
The Office on Women’s Health has issued recommendations to follow throughout the week. Most importantly, the OWH recommends reaching out to your healthcare provider if you begin experiencing signs and symptoms of the coronavirus. The most common symptoms are a dry cough, fever, and fatigue. Other symptoms might be shortness of breath, chills, sore throat, loss of taste, or muscle aches. If you begin experiencing a number of these symptoms, stay home and self-isolate. Many of these symptoms also overlap with the flu, so it is important to get tested if possible.
The OWH also recommends taking steps toward reaching a healthy weight, or making a plan to maintain a healthy weight. In the U.S., two in three women are overweight or obese. Excess weight often leads to other health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. If you feel that you might be overweight or obese, your doctor can help you find a path to a healthier weight.
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