Women’s Healthcare in America – A Sad Story

Women face a significant health crisis in the United States and perhaps worldwide. We are not treated with the respect and encouragement we deserve. Our health issues are often dismissed or swept under the rug. We are treated as body parts and not as whole people.

Alternative practitioners, usually from modalities based in the East and the Orient, understand holistic health care as do naturopaths and nutritional counselors. Each has a unique take on women’s health and a specific understanding or sneaking suspicion that not only are these health problems not in our heads, but they are systemic and endemic, affecting our entire bodies and minds.

I feel strongly compelled to help women find their voice and speak out about what they need. However, the first step in that process is for women to figure out what it is they want and need from their practitioners. Women are culturally taught to subjugate themselves and their needs in favor of their children and families. Many women overlook symptoms until they get to critical mass.

We don’t need to suffer and struggle. Taking care of ourselves is vitally important. We are the backbone of the family, and we are the backbone of this country, the United States of America. Our contributions aren’t always honored, but they are significant. We are significant.

It’s time we treat ourselves with the love, attention, and respect that we give to others. We are precious individuals worthy of love, respect, and support. It is through us that new life is formed and sustained. We are creators whether we are mothers or not. We birth family, friends and ideas/businesses every day.

For women with reproductive health issues like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Pre-Menopausal Depressive Disorder (PMDD) and endometriosis, the time it takes to get a diagnosis is egregious and, in my eyes, criminal. Women are made to suffer often in silence because no one seems to know how to help them. As a result, they put the responsibility back on the woman and make her feel as if she is to blame for her pain.

What a ridiculous notion! Unfortunately, so many of us fall for that deception. We come to believe that we are a bother and often give up on seeking a diagnosis. One can only get so many nos before they give up. I am asking you not to give up – demand more from your doctors and be willing to fire them should you need to. You are also a consumer and health care is a product. If it is not working for you, then move on to another provider who will listen. Over time, I plan on this site to make a list of caring, compassionate caregivers nationwide that women can go to to receive the help they so richly deserve.

Thank you for indulging me – yet again – on my soapbox. I am currently writing a book tentatively titles “Whore”-Mones. It’s about how primary care doctors and most specialists don’t have a clue about what hormones do to and for women’s health, especially estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

Want to work with me? Great! I’m always on the lookout for new clients. Feel free to set up a free, 60 minute complimentary session with me at https://calendly.com/dcgoodson. I look forward to assisting you.




 

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