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Women's health care definition:
is a branch of medicine that includes the treatment and diagnosis of diseases and conditions that affect a woman physically and emotionally.
Women's health care includes a wide range of specialties and focus areas, such as:
1-Birth control, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and gynecology
2-Breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and other female cancers
4-Menopause and hormone therapy
6-Pregnancy and childbirth
8-Women and heart disease
9-Benign conditions affecting the function of the female reproductive organs
PREVENTATIVE CARE AND SCREENINGS
Preventative care for women includes the following services:
1-Regular gynecological checkups, including a pelvic exam and breast exam
2-Pap smear and HPV testing
3-Bone density testing
4-Breast cancer screening
5-Discussions about colon cancer screening
7-Healthy lifestyle risk assessment
8-Hormonal testing for menopause
11-Breast self-exam instruction
BREAST CARE SERVICES :
Breast care services include the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, which may involve:
2-Breast MRI scan
4-Genetic testing and counseling for women with a family or personal history of breast cancer
5-Hormonal therapy, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy
7-Mastectomy and breast reconstruction
*The breast care services team may also diagnose and treat noncancerous conditions of the breast, including:
1-Benign breast lumps
SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICES :
Sexual health is an important part not only for the wife but also for her family (her husband and children)
Women's sexual health services may include:
1-Birth control (contraceptives)
2-Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of sexually-transmitted infections
3-Therapies to help with problems with sexual function
GYNECOLOGY AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES
Gynecology and reproductive health services may include the diagnosis and treatment of various conditions and diseases, including:
1-Abnormal Pap smears
2-Presence of high-risk HPV
3-Abnormal vaginal bleeding
5-Heavy and Irregular menstrual cycles
6- vaginal infections
8-Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
10-Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
11-(PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
13-Uterine and vaginal prolapse
What Does a Gynecologist Do?
Gynecologists give reproductive and sexual health services that include pelvic exams, Pap tests, cancer screenings, and testing and treatment for vaginal infections.
PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH SERVICES
Every pregnancy must has caring plan before coming to minimize the mission.
Pregnancy and childbirth services include:
1- Information about proper diet, vitamins, and review of pre-existing medical conditions and medicines used which may cause abortion or be dangerous during pregnancy or breast feeding
2-Prenatal care, delivery, and postpartum care
Women usually follow up specialists who could diagnose and treat infertility problems in different women's health care centers.
Infertility services may include:
1-Testing to determine the cause of infertility
2-Blood and imaging tests to monitor ovulation
4-Counseling for couples who are dealing with infertility or loss of a baby
Types of infertility treatments that may be offered include:
1-Medicines to stimulate ovulation
3-In vitro fertilization (IVF)
4-Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) -- Injection of a single sperm directly into an egg
5-Embryo cryopreservation: (Freezing embryos for use at a later date)
BLADDER CARE SERVICES
A women's health care team can also help diagnose and treat bladder-related conditions.
Bladder-related conditions that may affect women can include:
1-Bladder emptying disorders
2-Urinary incontinence and overactive bladder
4-Prolapse of the bladder
*A women's health care specialist may recommend Kegel exercises to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor.
OTHER WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE SERVICES
2- Skin care
3-Diet and nutrition services
5-Sleep disorders services
Who is the Women's Health Care Team?
The women's health care team may include doctors and health care providers such as:
2-General surgeons specializing in breast care.
5-Physician assistant (PA).
6-Primary care doctor.
7-Nurse practitioner (NP).
When should a woman See a health care provider?
Even if you feel fine, you should still see your doctor for regular checkups.
These visits can help you avoid problems in the future.
Why is Women's Health Care important?
Women, who are key in maintaining healthy families, access the health system more than men, both for themselves and on behalf of their children.
Diseases and Health Challenges Common to Women
Women experience unique health care challenges and are more likely to be diagnosed with certain diseases than men. Chronic diseases and conditions—such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes—are the leading causes of death for women.
Can a gynecologist tell if you are a virgin?
A gynecologist can't tell if you are a virgin by doing a physical exam because of the variation in different hymens and the absence of a hymen isn't an indicator of sexual activity.
Women's Health Care became an important issue as it is related to the family's health.
We could discuss the most common diseases among women and why we must see a health care provider for regular checkups.
By: Dr. Asmaa Ragab