40 Craziest Women's Health Myths That We Still Believe

Some women can go their entire lives believing things about their health that simply aren’t true, and that’s a shame. Before you continue using yogurt-covered tampons for yeast infections, stay away from breastfeeding in fear of hurting your breasts, or give up on s3xual satisfaction because you think you’re past your peak, take a look at these myths. You might be surprised about what the world always seems to get wrong. SCIENCE, EXERCISE, WEIGHT LOSS, WORKOUT, HEALTH, WOMEN HEALTH, WOMEN, COOL STUFF, CROSSFIT, FITNESS, MUSCLE, SCIENCE, SCIENCE, HEALTH

From drug ads to diet books, we hear so much about menopause and women’s health that it can be hard to know what’s true. Listed below are 10 common myths — and the reasons why women should not believe them. SCIENCE, EXERCISE, WEIGHT LOSS, WORKOUT, HEALTH, WOMEN HEALTH, WOMEN, COOL STUFF, CROSSFIT, FITNESS, MUSCLE, SCIENCE, SCIENCE, HEALTH

Bioidentical “natural” hormones are better than traditional hormone therapy.

There is no evidence that bioidentical hormones are safer or more effective than other hormone therapy. Large research studies have not been conducted on bioidentical hormones, and the compounding pharmacies that prepare and distribute them are inadequately regulated. In the absence of data, women are probably best served by assuming that the potential harms of bioidentical hormones are similar to those of conventional hormones. SCIENCE, EXERCISE, WEIGHT LOSS, WORKOUT, HEALTH, WOMEN HEALTH, WOMEN, COOL STUFF, CROSSFIT, FITNESS, MUSCLE, SCIENCE, SCIENCE, HEALTH

We’re a mess during menopause — suffering from hot flashes, memory loss and depression — and the rest of our lives is downhill.

What an awful picture! In reality, for many women, the menopause transition involves relatively minor discomforts that do not require medical intervention or treatment. Even for women whose hot flashes or other discomforts are intense, the problems are generally temporary and there are often other options available for managing them. Similarly, the stereotype of all women losing our minds and falling into depression at menopause is simply inaccurate. SHOW MORE

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