As with men, women have some unique health conditions that they face as they age.
While it is true that women have a higher average life expectancy than men, they can still be burdened by chronic and disabling diseases in later life.
The most common health concerns for women in Australia include breast and cervical cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and melanoma.
Many women in their 40s and 50s are also managing the physical and emotional changes that can accompany menopause. The impact of menopause symptoms on a woman’s quality of life can vary drastically and in some cases can increase the risk of developing other health conditions such as osteoporosis.
Understanding the impact that a balanced diet and physical activity can have to women’s health is also very important. Read more in the Food & Diet and Exercise & Fitness sections of this website.
Check out the articles below for the latest research and useful information on women’s health.
The articles on this website are intended as a starting point for getting information on healthy lifestyle choices. We urge you to please speak with your health care provider about what’s best for your health and well-being.