One of the main wishes for women on the 8 March holiday will, of course, be the wish of health. This is indeed one of the most important values in human life, especially in our difficult times. According to statistics, women take better care of their health than men. And the main thing here is not to follow the lead of some myths. Let's analyze the most popular ones. Myth 1. A woman's brain is weaker Until the 20th century, it was believed that a woman's brain is smaller than a man's. Moreover, they could not prove this due to the lack of equipment for diagnostics, and conclusions were made only on the basis that the mission of women did not imply the solution of complex problems. Later it was found out that the volume of a woman's brain is indeed, on average, 10% less than that of a man's, but this is due to the proportions of the human body. Children, by the way, have a small head, but they are able to assimilate a colossal amount of information. There are also scientific studies suggesting that women's brains are more productive at multitasking. Myth 2. Tight underwear causes breast cancer Experts from the Institute of Diseases of Civilization in Hawaii claim that women who wear a bra for more than 12 hours are much more likely to develop breast cancer compared to those who do not wear it at all. This relationship is explained by the fact that a large number of lymph nodes and blood vessels are concentrated in the armpit, and the bra, supporting and tightening the breast, exerts too much pressure on them. Myth 3. Only women suffer from hysteria Indeed, women have hysteria three times more often than men. Nevertheless, representatives of the strong half of humanity are also susceptible to this disease. Myth 4. After 40 it is more difficult to get pregnant This is so. In 25-year-olds, at the peak of fertility, the probability of pregnancy is about 20 percent, and at 40 it no longer exceeds 5 percent. There is no way to accurately determine the quality of eggs, but statistics convincingly demonstrate that with the appearance of a baby, it is better not to delay - with age, it becomes more difficult to get pregnant. Myth 5. Girls' voice does not break Voice mutation occurs not only in boys, but also in girls. It's just that in the fairer sex, this process is less noticeable. In children, the larynx is almost doubled, and in girls - by a third. In proportion to the larynx, the vocal cords also increase, the length of which affects the pitch of the voice. Myth 6. Pain during menstruation is not a cause for concern An experienced gynecologist will definitely ask the patient about the abundance and soreness of menstruation - these signs are very important for the diagnosis of various gynecological conditions. So, profuse bleeding can be the result of physical overload, diseases of the reproductive system and fluctuations in hormone levels. Even if there are no obvious reasons for painful or heavy menstruation, they are still considered a disease - dysmenorrhea and menometrorrhagia. These conditions reduce the quality of life (due to severe pain, many women cannot go to work and are forced to miss important events) and often lead to the development of anemia, which is characterized by symptoms such as general fatigue, drowsiness, decreased concentration, and hair loss. So there is only one conclusion: painful or heavy menstruation is always a reason to see a doctor. Myth 7. Sex is essential for women's health. Not everything is as simple as it seems. On the one hand, the connection between a regular sex life and a woman's health has indeed been proven. Orgasm and hormone release improves mood and blood circulation in the pelvic organs. But some researchers are inclined to believe that cause and effect should not be confused. On the contrary, if a woman is healthy physiologically and psychologically, then she wants passion and relationships. On the other hand, if a woman has health problems, decreased libido, then it is not worth having sex against her will - this will not solve the problem. It is better to consult a specialist: gynecologist, endocrinologist, sexologist - depending on the problem. Myth 8. Earrings impair vision Cases when someone has gone blind because of an earring has not yet been recorded. Some believe that piercing your ears can hit an acupuncture point and damage your eyesight. But this is not at all the case. Sometimes they look for a “point of view” on the earlobe and pierce it on purpose to heal the eyes. Myth 9. Cellulite is a disease Many experts say that cellulite is a physiological norm, a secondary sex characteristic, and not a disease. Cellulite is more of a cosmetic defect than a dangerous disease. Do not exhaust yourself with diets and painful massages. You just need to move enough, play sports, if possible, drink 1.5-2 liters of water per day and not abuse fatty and fried foods. And the painful anti-cellulite massage can be replaced with a sports one. Myth 10. Menopause has grown younger The average age of the onset of menopause is 47 years. According to medical statistics, compared to the beginning of the last century, such changes in a woman's body appear much later. Myth 11. Birth control pills cause obesity Weight gain is primarily associated with diet, low physical activity, and sometimes with fluid retention in the second phase of the menstrual cycle. Modern oral contraceptives allow you to safely control the onset of pregnancy and solve health problems. They are prescribed not only to protect against unwanted pregnancy, but also in the treatment of acne, ovarian cysts, mastopathy, to prepare for conception. Now only pills with a minimum content of estrogen and progesterone are used. The contraceptive medication is selected individually, and only by your gynecologist. Myth 12. You can only sunbathe when you are young Ultraviolet radiation is equally dangerous for all ages: it causes premature aging of the skin and can contribute to the appearance of cancer. Experts advise using sunscreen on sunny days, even while driving, even on your face, neck and ears. Myth 13. Women have a smaller bladder It is possible that women really go to the toilet more often than men, but not because of the size of the bladder, which in both sexes has approximately the same capacity of about 500 ml. However, in women, the bladder pushes against the uterus and fills faster due to the extra pressure. Myth 14. The peak of sexuality occurs at 35 years old. The world famous psychologist David Schnarch claims that there are two peaks of sexuality. One falls on youth, when hormones start to play, and the second - on maturity, when you have experience and you are happy with yourself and your sexuality. Hence the great news: often a woman reaches her sexual peak when she is already in her 40s, 50s or even 60s. So everything is in your hands! And be healthy!