Women generally live long and healthy lives in the United States, as compared to other less developed countries, but they still face many health issues involving cancer, disease, mental health, and fertility. In 2017, heart disease and cancer were the leading causes of death among women in the U.S., accounting for a combined 43 percent of all female deaths.
At All Care, we are committed to providing comprehensive care for women. From the treatment of various breast diseases to general checkups, learn more about our women’s health services below.
Most women experience changes in their breasts at some point in their lives. Factors such as age, hormonal changes, and medicines can affect the breasts, causing lumps, bumps, or discharges. There are different types of breast diseases, all of them vary in symptoms and treatments, so it is important to see a medical professional if you experience changes in your breasts.
Fibrocystic breast changes : This often occurs before a woman’s menstrual cycle and causes lumpiness, thickening and swelling
Fibroadenomas : This occurs most often in younger women and causes solid, round, rubbery lumps that move easily when pushed
Cysts : Cysts are fluid-filled lumps
papillomas : These are pimple-like growths that occur near the nipple
Heart disease includes conditions that affect the function or structure of your heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States so it is important to know how to prevent it, or, if you have heart disease, how you can live a healthier, more active life.
How Is Heart Disease
Your doctor will ask you a series of questions, including your symptoms and medical history. Through a standard medical exam, your doctor will listen for important clues about heart trouble. If a heart disease is expected, your doctor will perform further exams to find out what is happening inside the heart. Tests may include an ECG, MRI, CT scans, or a stress test.
How Can I Prevent
There are many things you can do to reduce your chances of getting heart disease. Make a habit of knowing your blood pressure and keep it under control. Get tested for diabetes, and if you have diabetes, keep it under control. Exercising regularly, adhering to a nutrition plan, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol intake are all important.
Menopause is a natural process in which a woman’s reproductive hormones decline. This usually happens when women reach their 40s or 50s and can cause irregular periods, mood swings, fatigue, depression, headaches, changes in libido, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, and bladder control issues. If menopause is negatively impacting your life, there are treatments available that offer symptomatic relief.
Many women begin to suspect the onset of menopause, or her doctor will be based on symptoms. If you are not if you are experiencing menopause, your doctor can do a blood test. Tracking your period and charting them as they become irregular can help you determine if you are experiencing the onset of menopause.
The loss of estrogen that occurs with menopause has been tied to various health problems including :
There are many factors that can keep a woman from enjoying sex. These factors can be physical or psychological and may be influenced by diabetes, heart disease, nerve disorders, work-related stress, anxiety, past trauma, and more. Common sexual problems include:
There is a wide range of treatments for female sexual problems. Treatments may include non-medical treatments like talking, practicing healthy lifestyle habits, and counseling. Medical treatments may include estrogen therapy or androgen therapy.
The uterus is where a baby grows when a woman becomes pregnant. Bleeding in-between period or after sex may be the first sign of a uterine problem. There are numerous types of uterine diseases and treatment depends on the underlying cause of the issue. Common types of uterine diseases include:
It is important for women to schedule routine checkups with a health care provider. Routine women’s health checkups typically include a pelvic exam, a pap test, and general physicals.
The health of all our patients is extremely important to us. That’s why we provide unparalleled women’s health services in the Clearwater, Seminole and Palm Harbor area. We care for women throughout every stage of her life. Whether you need treatment for breast or heart disease, menopause, sexual health problems, uterine diseases, or a routine women’s health checkup, we are passionate about keeping you healthy, happy, and confident.
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