Female’s Concerns Stem from Female’s Uniqueness
Traditionally, women and men have been seen as almost as two different
species; the old saying “men are from Mars women are from Venus” rang true for many decades, even centuries. In my opinion, the difference between the two genders does not revolve around their physical anatomy. There are many other differences that are not visual or tangible for both genders. These differences dictate that each gender should be viewed according to its unique qualities. Each gender should be fed according to it’s special qualities. Each gender should be medically examined according to its special qualities. I can’t view a male’s headache as similar to that of a female. Nor a man’s colitis is similar to that of a female’s. Even the way people describe their symptoms differs so much from gender to gender. People must be viewed from their gender’s point of view.
Throughout history women have led predominantly more difficult lives than that of their counterpart. They were held to high expectations with respect to family, children and their twenty-four-seven maintenance of their households. These responsibilities have evolved what I call non-visual or non-tangible super woman characters within that one individual called “female”.
Over the past 20 years I came to realize that a bronchitis condition in a female should be treated differently than that of a male. This means, a little more passionately and less aggressively than a male’s treatment. A yeast infection should be treated more aggressively and longer in a female than in a male. Yeast is housed and expressed differently in a female than in a male. Most of all, the psychological aspects should be treated with extreme tenderness and care in a female. This comment should not mean or
insinuate that a male’s psychology should be treated lesser or harsher than that of a woman. The note denotes the emphasis needed during medical history taking, physical examination and remedy prescribing.
Women have their own department in medicine for female diseases and treatments. This involves their hormonal balances, pregnancies, deliveries, breast feeding, amenorrhea and menopause. Some women smoke, this action reflects on all organs especially on those special female organs that may affect the way a disease is expressed in the body. These subtle diversities must be well understood by all physicians whether males or females.
At our Clinic, our clinical staff takes pride in their ability to treat each and every female patient uniquely based on her individuality, symptoms, health history, and medical examination. The number one method that we use is really the most straightforward and uncomplicated of them all: we take the time to listen to our female patients (each and every one of our clinical staff, happens to have two functional ears). Quite often, women are selfless beings who are so busy trying to take care of the world around them, especially those who maintain their homes twenty four hours a day and seven days a week plus they add ten more hours in the work force. I have seen this in my mother, my wife, my sister, my daughters, my colleagues at work, my female friends and my patients. It is impressive, to say the least, that they can fit thirty four hours in a twenty four hour day.
Dr. Srajeldin www.inaturopath.ca 416-207-0207