Health Issues for Young Women

Statistics and medicine have always had some ties with one another in Western medical philosophy, with the numerical analysis

making it easier to paradoxically both specify and generalize patients. Populations are divided by gender, then by age, and

then by even more demographics, all in an effort to find out which groups are more likely to develop which illnesses. At the

same time, the numbers are used to analyze whether or not medication would be effective on a large enough size of the

population to be useful. Each segment of the population undergoes varying degrees of scrutiny and study, with various

sections showing medical commonalities. One of these groups would be women’s health issues, particularly around the ages of

25 to 40.

Stress, believe it or not, counts among the most prominent women’s health issues in the aforementioned age group. The

triggers for stress tend to vary widely from person to person, but there are a couple of causes that can be considered

common, regardless of demographic. Professional careers, family life, social pressures, and parental care can all bear down

on a woman in this age group. Juggling all of these has never been easy on anyone, but some believe that the emotional toll

of the internal “family versus career” debate puts more stress on women due to expected social and cultural roles.

Statistically speaking, they are more prone to stress than other female age groups, particularly in recent years.

As a possible outcrop of stress, conditions such as anxiety and depression have also been noted as women’s health issues in

this age group. However, it is worth stating that the forms of anxiety and mood disorder that occur to women in the ages

between 25 and 40 are usually not female-specific, such as postpartum depression. One of the factors believes to contribute

to the emerging prevalence of this problem would be the delicate balance between cultural perceptions on female behavior and

how it compares and contrasts with career and drive. Tears and crying are often seen as weaknesses among the corporate elite,

for example, so women striving to earn positions of power in the business world often make an effort to suppress natural

emotional reactions. Medicine and science both state that crying and the release of tears, in moderation and when

appropriate, can actually relieve a good amount of stress and tension in women. In theory, this is similar to how

“therapeutic” hitting objects is for men under the same situations.

Skin care is also a major concern for the 25 to 40 age group, particularly because it no longer has the resiliency and

strength of youth. It is a little known fact that teenage skin is much more resistant to outside influence than adult skin,

as well as being more sensitive to topical treatments. Time also contributes to the lower level of skin care during this age,

as career or family concerns begin to take more priority over appearances. There are various ways that a woman can maintain

the overall health of their skin without investing time she may not have, ensuring that skin damage does not become a major

concern later on in life.