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Women’s Health: The Secret to Long Life

SERIES Women's Health

By Dr. Grace Lim

Did you know that millions of women die of preventable causes each year? When women age, they become more susceptible to disease and disability. A number of health and social factors combine to create a lower quality of life. Today, women are outliving men, but this difference in survival rate is a recent phenomenon that began in the 20th century. According to the World Health Organization, the gap between male and female life expectancy is greater in high-income countries where women live around six years longer than men. In low-income countries, the difference is around three years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention establishes that the five leading causes of death in females are heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Nowadays, women tend to have delayed or avoided medical care due to lack of time. Most women don’t know the difference between non-modifiable and modifiable risk factors that contribute to various health concerns. Much of the burden of ill health in older women can be reduced or prevented by adequately assessing their personal risk factors. It is never too late to have a health care visit, being an opportunity to take charge of your health and live a longer and healthy life.

In the November 16 Medical Lecture “Women’s Health: The Secret to Long Life,” Dr. Grace Lim will discuss women’s life expectancy, the aging process, risk factors to consider, and the importance of prevention and early detection of the most common disorders in women.

Dr. Lim is a Canadian physician who received her medical degree from the prestigious Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. She obtained her Internal Medicine degree from the Universidad de Guadalajara, and her subspecialty Critical Care Medicine degree from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. During her training, she had an Internal Medicine residency rotation at Royal Victoria Hospital, a McGill-affiliated hospital in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Lim has been practicing Internal Medicine for five years and Critical Care for three years. She has a private practice here in San Miguel de Allende.

Dr. Lim will present on Thursday, November 16 from 4–5:30pm in the Sala Quetzal at the Biblioteca. We ask people to RSVP beforehand. Please email or call Mx. Cell: 415 10 0810 or Vonage 971-327-7187 to notify us of your participation. Cost of the session is 100 pesos.

The Medical Lecture Series is presented by Peace of Mind in San Miguel and H+ Hospital San Miguel. Every second Thursday of the month, local board certified doctors will offer key information on how to treat and prevent chronic illness, accidents, and common ailments.

Peace of Mind in San Miguel is a community service project created by Melanie Lansing and Clementina Beas, who are devoted to raising awareness among the English-speaking community on how to be prepared for medical emergencies in San Miguel.



Women’s Health: The Secret to Long Life

By Dr. Grace Lim, MD

Thu Nov 16, 4–5:30pm

Sala Quetzal, La Biblioteca

Reloj 50A

100 pesos.



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