Coral Gables Executive Physicians
Concierge Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Coral Gables, FL
Women’s Health Q&A
What is women’s health?
Women’s health is a term that covers all the conditions that relate to the female reproductive system and the female sex hormones.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual health, and reproduction are also women’s health issues, as well as problems associated with the menstrual cycle, such as pain and cramps during your period, heavy bleeding, and PMS (premenstrual syndrome).
The female sex hormones, estrogen, and progesterone have a significant role in women’s health, too, particularly during menopause. This can be a tough time for many women, but the team at Coral Gables Executive Physicians provides help and support as well as medical care.
What conditions come under women’s health?
Examples of more common women’s health conditions include:
- Uterine fibroids
- Ovarian cysts
- Yeast infections
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Bacterial vaginosis
- Vaginal atrophy
Women are also more likely to suffer certain health problems than men, for example, breast cancer, thyroid imbalance, and osteoporosis, which causes loss of bone density and makes you vulnerable to fractures.
What tests could help with women’s health issues?
The team at Coral Gables Executive Physicians provides a selection of tests that can help with a range of women’s health problems. These tests include:
Bone-density testing is a way of measuring how strong your bones are if you’re at risk of developing osteoporosis. Starting treatment early can help stop the bones from deteriorating if you do have osteoporosis. Coral Gables Executive Physicians use a Hologic DXA scanner, a state-of-the-art device for assessing fracture risk.
Hormone problems are common, and even a slight hormone imbalance can make you feel tired and out of sorts. The Coral Gables Executive Physicians team can carry out hormone tests, including for thyroid and adrenal gland disorders.
To arrange an appointment for women’s health tests or discuss any concerns you have, call Coral Gables Executive Physicians today.