How Technology is Improving Women’s Health and Quality of Life

Advancements in technology are generally appreciated across the board. But when those advancements specifically help a targeted segment of society, there’s special reason to celebrate. Following are some of best new technologies that have become available recently that help women in particular enjoy a better quality of health.

3D Mammograms

3D mammograms have been proven to be better at detecting life threatening tumor growth than previous mammogram screening techniques. This improvement has resulted in fewer false positives and more early detections of breast cancer, which is a win-win for women everywhere. Though 3D mammograms are not yet covered under most insurance plans, they soon will be. At present, women must pay the additional money for a 3D mammogram instead of a traditional mammogram, unless their insurance company agrees to pay for it. But the extra cost may be worth it in order to avoid missing something that a standard mammogram might not pick up on.

Ovulation Detectors

Now, women can detect when they’re ovulating just as easy as they can detect when they are pregnant. Using a similar technique as the stick test for pregnancy, women can buy over the counter test sticks that pick up on natural hormonal changes that occur when ovulation happens. Understanding when they are ovulating helps women know when their likelihood for becoming pregnant is increased, so they can abstain from sex or use extra protection if they chose to avoid pregnancy. On the other hand, for women who are eager to conceive, this new generation of ovulation detectors can be a huge benefit for women to tell when they are most fertile. When the lucky time does finally arrive, women can use Mixbook save the date card templates to announce their pregnancy and due dates to friends and family members!

Hot Flash Eliminators

Women in menopause often suffer silently through hot flashes. These hot flashes can become so intense that women at work and at home have to excuse themselves from their current undertaking. Thanks to a new technology that has only recently been developed, women in the middle of a hot flash can attain instant relief. The Menopod is a battery-operated device that provides instant coolness on the press of a button. It drops to 41 degrees Fahrenheit so women can place it on their pulse points, the back of their neck, or wherever relief is most needed.

Bone Density Scanners

Nearly 20 million women suffer from osteoporosis, or a lack of sufficient bone density. This condition causes bones to become brittle and to break easily, often with just the simple act of walking. Most osteoporosis fractures happen in the joints of the wrist, hip and spine. Thankfully, technology has enabled the development of bone density scanners. These machines, which look similar to MRI scanners, detect and measure bone density problems. With proper diet, medication and therapy, osteoporosis can be halted and sometimes reversed. With the aid of these scanners, treatment can begin much earlier, due to early onset diagnosis.

Women’s health is at the core of many new technologies developed today. With the help of scientists and researchers, women are living longer, healthier lives than ever before, bringing insurance costs down and driving quality of life upward.

 

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