If you need help or advice with a women’s health issue, having a primary care provider you feel comfortable with is essential. Ken Wamwiri, MSN, FNP-C, and his team at Evergreen Medical Clinic have considerable experience diagnosing and treating women’s health problems. The clinic in Arlington, Texas, both of which specialize in holistic medicine and the use of bioidentical hormone replacement therapies (BHRT). Call the clinic today to schedule a consultation or well woman exam, or book an appointment online.
Women’s Health Q & A
What is women’s health?
Women share many of the same health and medical problems that men do, such as arthritis. But they also have female reproductive organs, and each has its own set of potential health issues. Organs specific to women are the:
- Fallopian tubes
Women’s health includes all the conditions that could affect these body parts, or have a connection to the female hormones estrogen and progesterone, such as menstruation and menopause.
Women’s health also covers sexual health, birth control, and conditions that are more common in women, such as urinary tract infections (UTIs).
How should I keep myself healthy?
The most important actions you can take to keep yourself healthy are to eat a nutritious, varied diet, get plenty of exercise, and adopt healthy habits like not smoking or drinking to excess and keeping stress under control.
A healthy lifestyle is the best way to prevent many serious medical conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and stroke.
You should also visit the team at Evergreen Medical Clinic for regular well-woman exams. This allows your health care team to check your general health, discuss any symptoms you’re having or problems in your life, and examine your reproductive organs.
A key part of the well-woman exam is the Pap smear, where your practitioner takes a sample of cells from your cervix for analysis. The Pap smear detects any changes that could indicate the first signs of cervical cancer, enabling you to begin treatment at an early stage.
You can undergo testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) during your well-woman exam, or make an appointment for testing if you have any symptoms. Many STDs are treatable, but if left unchecked they may cause infertility and other health problems, as well as contributing to the spread of infection.
What kinds of conditions do women experience most often?
While many different diseases and problems can affect women’s reproductive organs, the most frequently experienced include:
- Bacterial vaginosis
- Heavy or irregular periods
- Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
- Uterine fibroids
- Ovarian cysts
- Yeast infections
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Pelvic organ prolapse (POP)
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Vaginal dryness
Symptoms of menopause and certain other conditions may respond well to treatment with hormone pellet therapy, a type of HRT where an implant slowly releases hormones into the bloodstream to counteract unpleasant symptoms such as vaginal dryness and hot flashes.
Hormones often affect the skin as well, causing acne or breakouts of spots. The team at Evergreen Medical Clinic specializes in treating acne and other skin conditions, whatever their cause.
The team can also help you to succeed with weight loss by working with you on a personalized diet and exercise plan tailored to your individual needs.
Call Evergreen Medical Clinic today to schedule your well-woman exam, or book an appointment online.