At All Care, we are committed to providing comprehensive care for women. From 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 which vary in symptoms and treatments, so it is important to see a medical professional if you experience changes in your breasts.
Common Breast Changes:
- 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
- Intraductal 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.
Examples of Heart Diseases:
- Coronary artery disease
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Abnormal heart rhythms
- Heart valve disease
- Aorta disease
- Vascular disease
- Congenital heart disease
- Pericardial disease
Symptoms of Heart Disease
- Shortness of breath
- Increased heart rate
How Is Heart Disease Diagnosed?
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 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 Heart Disease?
There are many things you can do 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 which offer symptomatic relief.
How Do I Know If I’m Experiencing Menopause?
Many women begin to suspect the onset of menopause, or her doctor will, 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.
What Health Issues Are Related to Menopause?
The loss of estrogen that occurs with menopause has been tied to various health problems including:
- Heart disease
- Bladder and bowel issues
- Increased risk of Alzheimer’s
- Increased wrinkling of the skin
- Poor muscle tone
- Weakening in vision
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:
- Low libido
- Inability to become aroused
- Lack of orgasm
- Pain during intercourse
How Are Sexual Problems Treated?
There are 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:
- Uterine fibroids
- Pelvic pain
Women’s Health Checkup
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.
Women’s Health Care In Clearwater and Tampa, Florida
The health of all our patients is extremely important to us. That’s why we provide unparalleled women’s health services in the Clearwater and Tampa 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.