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Don't take risks with your health. Journalist and broadcaster Janey Lee Grace features Medichecks.


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How much care are you taking of yourself?

‘Self-care’ has become synonymous with meditation and walks in nature, but a recent poll by a leading charity has found that even the basics are not being covered. The headline was – ‘Women ‘Risking Their Health by Putting Family First’:

The Daily Mail reported ‘growing numbers delay visiting a GP for health problems. Women will take 15 days to seek professional advice for a health complaint’. 

Women sort out their children’s concerns within five days and even their pets within seven.  Most of us gals think of men as the ones who ignore any health issues, but it seems women are just as bad probably due to busy-ness.

A poll was conducted by Ovarian Cancer Action and they found in this study that there is a worrying lack of awareness around ovarian cancer, which can affect around seven thousand women every year.  Most people don’t know the symptoms to look out for, and while they act on symptoms of breast cancer if they find a lump for example, most women wouldn’t realise that needing to go the loo frequently, extreme fatigue, bloating and stomach pain can be signs of ovarian cancer.

It can be difficult to walk a fine line between being aware of what our bodies are trying to tell us, and simply being exhausted and overwhelmed by the families’ needs. Many women are juggling work commitments, their children and their elderly parents, so if they feel ridiculously tired, or have a few tummy pains it would be understandable that they might just put it down to the stressful lifestyle.

So, what’s the answer?

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