Female Facts: How Much Do You Know?

Women (and men) tend to not know as much as we should about our own bodies. Every time I see a doctor, I’m hit with a new fact about my health! As we age, it’s even more important to be aware of the changes we can expect our bodies to experience. It’s also crucial that we understand what signals our bodies are sending us about potential diseases, so we can prevent them before it’s too late. Considering this, we’ve created a quiz to see just how much you understand about your body. Stay tuned. We’ll tell you how you did next week.

1. Lower hormone levels in menopause may lead to:

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2. Hormone therapy may be prescribed to help with bothersome menopause symptoms. This therapy may:

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3. Is compounded hormone therapy (CHT), where a pharmacist creates custom hormone therapies for women, more “natural” than FDA approved HRT you can get from your physician?

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4. Approximately one in two women over age 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis:

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5. A woman can lose up to _____% of her bone density during the five to seven years following menopause:

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6. Some of the most common bladder issues a woman faces during and after menopause are:

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7. How many women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime:

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8. A top risk factor for breast cancer is simply getting older. Most breast cancers are found in women aged _____:

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9. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States:

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10. When your estrogen levels decline, your risk of cardiovascular disease increases:

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11. Can a simple blood test tell you whether your breast cancer is likely to return?

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12. Which of these symptoms are common for women experiencing a heart attacks:

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