Especially in this day and age when information is so accessible – whether it’s accurate or not – it’s very important to have sources that you can trust, especially when it comes to medical information.
In addition, there are some myths that stand the test of time. So in order to provide you with a clear view of what’s happening (or not happening) inside a woman’s body, Bronx Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is sharing four popular women’s health myths that just won’t die.
- It’s Harder to Get Pregnant After 35
The medical community terms pregnancies after the age of 35 to be “high-risk,” but studies have found that it’s not necessarily more difficult to get pregnant at 35. Research indicates that fertility doesn’t slow down to the point where it becomes statistically relevant until around age 40.
- Cranberry Juice Can Cure a UTI
Urinary tract infections are issues that generally affect women, and left untreated, can really lead to major complications. You might hear that cranberry juice or supplements can help cure a UTI, but the Cleveland Clinic found that there’s not enough of it to help make a difference.
- Post-Menopausal Weight Gain
Gaining weight around the time of menopause is common for women, but is not necessarily due to menopause: exercising and eating better becomes more and more important as we age and our metabolism slows.
- You’ll Get Abs From Ab Exercises
You might tone those abdominal muscles by adding more crunches, sit-ups, and planks to your exercise regimen, but ab definition only shows when body fat is at a level of 20% or below. Meanwhile, women are best thought to have optimal health and hormone production with a body-fat level of 20-25%.
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