Alopecia, or hair loss, is and continues to be one of the most frequent reasons for medical appointments. Hair loss is undoubtedly a concern in today’s society. A good head of hair has always been a prized trait in all civilisations and it is undoubtedly an essential ornamental feature in the female appearance for social and aesthetic reasons.
It is a malignant tumour with a high incidence rate in developed countries, a natural history of slow growth and in the majority of types need years to become apparent.
Some 20% of healthy women will experience a urinary tract infection over a period of less than 6 months.
It is treated as a Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) when three or more episodes occur in one year or two or more in a 6-month period.
Urinary incontinence is defined as "the leakage of urine in patients with the condition" (this is not applicable to childhood). It is a very frequent problem affecting about 20% to 25% of the female population and tends to worsen with age.
An urinary infection is defined as the presence of microorganisms (infection) in any organ in the urinary tract. It becomes more common with age, although it also occurs more frequently during some stages of life and with sex. The usual symptoms are pain and burning when urinating, sometimes with abdominal pain and fever.
Menopause is another stage in woman's life. Just as puberty is the period in which women reach sexual and reproductive maturity, menopause is the sign that they have lost their ability to reproduce. During this time, the ovaries stop their main function of producing oestrogens and hormone secretion.
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