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Office on Women´s Health

Good mental health

Good mental health means you can deal with daily stress and meet your personal goals.1 Many factors, such as trauma, stress, and sleep problems, can affect your mental health. You may not be able to prevent a mental health condition, but you can take steps to protect and maintain your mental health throughout life.

Food allergies

About 4% of adults and up to 8% of children have some reaction to food. With the increase in food allergies in children, some pregnant or breastfeeding women are likely to worry about eating certain types of foods.

Anorexia nervosa

Anorexia nervosa, or anorexia, is a type of eating disorder. People with anorexia eat so little that they experience unhealthy weight loss and become dangerously thin. Generally speaking, they consider themselves to be overweight or fat, even when they are underweight or simply very thin. Anorexia affects girls and women more than boys and men. Anorexia is a serious health problem that can increase the risk of premature death. But people with anorexia can get better with treatment.

How do I know if I have a mental health condition?

Understanding what is considered "normal" mental health can be difficult. For example, when does nervousness turn into a phobia? When sadness turns into depression, which is a serious condition? A mental health professional can help you find out if you have a mental health condition. If so, treatment can help you feel better. People can recover from mental health conditions.

Physical activity for all women

Physical activity is important to all women throughout life. Read on to find ways you can change your physical activity routine to suit your needs based on your age, stage of life, or physical abilities.

Weight loss and women

What is the best way to lose weight for women? Every woman is different, but the latest research suggests that women may lose weight differently than men.

Pregnancy and body image

Pregnancy creates many changes in the body. It can be difficult or very uncomfortable to deal with some of these changes. Also, after delivery, it may take time for your body to return to the way it was before, or it may never be the way it was before the pregnancy.

About Me

The Office on Women's Health (OWH) was established in 1991 within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). OWH coordinates women's health efforts across HHS and addresses critical women's health issues by informing and advancing policies, educating health care professionals and consumers, and supporting innovative programs.
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