While it is true that men and women are created equal, our bodies are very different and women are more at risk for a variety of illnesses. These health concerns are why getting your annual physical and staying on top of recommended testing is so vital. At Eagles Landing OB/GYN we not only specialize in women’s health, we are passionate about educating every patient on their health risks and prevention.
Anxiety and Depression
Due to hormones that often fluctuate and body chemistry, women are more likely to suffer from anxiety or depression than men. These fluctuations could be due to menstrual cycles, PMDD, post-partum changes, or menopause. If you are suffering from anxiety or depression, you are not alone and we are here to help.
You have likely heard the term autoimmune disorder before, but you may not be aware of everything that qualifies as an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases happen when your immune system attacks healthy cells by mistake. Anyone who has suffered from an autoimmune disease will tell you that they can be incredibly detrimental and serious. Some of the most common autoimmune diseases by women include arthritis, thyroid disorders, lupus, and psoriasis.
Around 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in their life. And most of us will be affected by breast cancer in some way. It is crucial to stick to a healthy lifestyle as well as perform monthly self exams and get regular mammograms after the age of 50. Eagles Landing OB/GYN offers state of the art 3D mammograms to give you clear, accurate results.
Cervical or Ovarian Cancer
While breast cancer can occur in men, cervical and ovarian cancer are exclusive to women. We know that everyone dreads their yearly pap smear, but you should never skip it. These yearly exams are the best way to catch the early stages of cervical cancer.
The loss of estrogen after menopause has a direct effect on bone health. This natural change is why women are more likely to suffer from things like stress factors in their older age. The best way to beat osteoporosis is through prevention. Protecting your bones by eating calcium and taking vitamins and prescription medication is recommended.
At Eagles Landing OB/GYN we want to put you in control of your health. If you are experiencing any of these issues or if it is time, or past time, for your next physical, contact us today to schedule an appointment.