India, Aug. 2 -- By S.N. Tejaswini, Associate Professor, JSS College of Physiotherapy

Women experience unique healthcare challenges and are more likely to be diagnosed with certain unique diseases compared to men. 38 percent of women suffer from one or more chronic diseases, compared to 30 percent of men. As women grow older their health needs change and starts developing chronic problems which are often neglected.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. The risk of heart disease is due to unhealthy lifestyle, like diabetes, hypertension, obesity and lack of physical activity.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. Cancers of the breast, lung, colon, skin and uterus is often common in many women. Approximat...