Just because you read something on the internet doesn’t mean it’s fact. I’d go as far to say that most things on the web are just a matter of opinion. Especially when it comes to women’s health care. The media, magazines and the internet are all places chock full of information regarding women’s health. They’re always telling us what to eat, how much to eat, what we should look like and how to act. How are we supposed to know how to make healthy choices when there is so much conflicting information? For that reason, we’ve put together a list of women’s health myths.
Take your vitamins! It’s been ingrained into our brains since a young age. But now, we are starting to hear that the opposite is true. They say that as long as you are eating a balanced diet, you should be getting your daily dose of nutrients. If only it were that easy. In today’s world, much of our food isn’t as nutritious as it used to be. In addition, the environment around us floods our bodies with toxins and free radicals. Taking a multivitamin every day can help detoxify your body from all that garbage.
Secondly, many women are under the impression that as you age, your sex drive will decrease. This can be partly true, but there are ways around it. Menopause plays a major role in a decreased sex drive of older women. This is because a woman’s hormones, progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone, get out of balance. The change in hormones, especially testosterone, results in a decreased sex drive. However, a hormone imbalance is easy to remedy and is in no way permanent. Therefore, the myth that your sex drive goes away with age is unwarranted.
Next, many women believe that if you spend a lot of time with each other, your menstrual cycles will start to sync up. It’s said that women who are menstruating secrete pheromones that can alter other women’s cycles. Conversely, many scientists have disproved this bogus claim. It may seem like you’re synced up with a gal pal, but that’s just a pipe dream, sorry.
Only men have an Adam's apple, right? Wrong. The majority out there think that men have an Adam's apple due to an excess of testosterone. Surprisingly, this is half-true. Both men and women alike have a set of cartilage plates that protect their vocal cords. However, the bulge called the Adam's apple is formed in men during puberty because testosterone makes the larynx grow at a rapid rate. In turn, this causes a man's voice to deepen along with his vocal cords getting pushed out. As you can see, each sex has a set of cartilage plates. The difference is males have one that is more prominent.