Are you working overtime at work probably almost every day? Well, you may get your boss appreciation and perhaps an early promotion to bath it may not be good for your health.
Potential Health Risks
As per new research, women who logged 45 or more hours a week were found to be at a higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes as compared to women who logged up to 40 hours a week.
While the reasons why extra work why women tend to increase the risk of diabetes or why the issue is found in women only. However, the researchers suspect it could be because of the extra unpaid hours of work at home that women tend to indulge in after office work than men.
Women must understand that the work environment in their workplace does matter a lot and plays a key role in your overall health maintenance. This also means that your work environment is directly linked to chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes a heart attack, and hypertension etc.
In other words, working for longer hours is never a solution, when it comes to your health. Instead, you should try and manage to complete your work within the assigned working hours every day.
This not only will help you leave on time past completing your work but also will allow you some me-time to learn something new pursue a passion of your own.
Diabetes And Its Effects On Women
Although the symptoms of diabetes are the same in men and women there are some symptoms or effects that are particularly seen in women.
- Oral and vaginal thrush
This refers to the occurrence of yeast infection or thrush in the mouth as well as in vagina. The increased blood sugar levels create an ideal breeding ground for a fungus called candida that is responsible for this condition.
Here are the symptoms
- Itchy sensation
- Vaginal discharge
- White coating on the tongue (only in case of mouth infection)
- Painful sex
- Sore skin across the infected area
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
This is one insulin-related condition that is uniquely found in women, where insulin is the hormone that is responsible for regulating blood sugar levels in humans. This condition refers to a stage where the ovaries become enlarged and therefore are not able to release eggs properly.
Although this condition is more of a disposition 2 diabetes in case of women than a typical symptom, it still triggers the release of unique symptoms that could be indications of approaching onset of diabetes. This also means PCOS has a direct link to increased insulin resistance in the body.
Among these symptoms are:
- Fertility problems
- Irregular menstrual cycle
- Increased body weight
- Sexual dysfunction
Diabetic neuropathy is one condition that origins from diabetes. In this condition, elevated blood sugar levels cause nerve fiber damage.
Some other effects of diabetic neuropathy include reduced sensation in hands, legs, feet, and altered sexual experiences in the vagina that reduces sex drive in women.
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