Women’s wellness

The time of a woman’s life following menopause is called postmenopause. During this time, many of the bothersome symptoms a woman may have experienced before menopause gradually decrease. But as a result of several factors, including a lower level of estrogen, postmenopausal women are at increased risk for a number of health conditions, such as osteoporosis and heart disease.

To build a strong bone, prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis, our body needs Calcium as basic building block, the Calcium is then need to be absorbed into our blood stream with the helps of Vitamin D, the Calcium in our blood then needs Vitamin K2 to transport it to the bone. Thus we need 3 essential components: Ca + Vit D + Vit K in the bone formation process.

Our modern healthy diet, rich in Calcium, but often deficient in vitamin K. Reasons is to obtain 45 mcg of vitamin K2 (RDA) through our normal diet, one should consume: 4 kg of steak or 80g of soft cheese or 5L of milk. Which is impractical to said the least. Fortunately for Japanese, Vitamin K2 is abundantly found in fermented Natto. Thus unless you are on a Japanese (Natto rich) diet, you will be better of to supplement with Vitamin K for anti osteoporosis and maintaining your bone health.

Even if you are postmenopausal, getting regular check-ups and preventive screening tests such as pelvic exams, Pap smears, breast exams, and mammograms are among the most important things you can do for yourself.

Breastlight is a new product which is designed to be used as an aid to breast awareness by women at home. Breastlight is a handheld device that transilluminates the breast with a red light (617nm) that is absorbed by haemoglobin so that areas of high vascularity (such as malignant tumours) should appear black.

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