More Than a Pap Smear: Here's What Else Goes Into Women's Health

Women's Health CostCare

A regular Pap smear is an important part of evaluating a woman’s cervical health, but there’s a lot more to your body. At CostCare, we offer comprehensive exams and screenings to ensure a woman’s whole body is healthy. Consider the spectrum of health needs of women, and know that CostCare is available to help.

Women’s special needs

Women have unique health needs. These include issues surrounding pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. Women are far more likely than men to develop breast cancer, urinary tract infections, and osteoporosis, too. At CostCare, we offer screenings and support for all of these issues.

Women who don’t want to become pregnant and want to make sure to avoid sexually transmitted diseases benefit from frank conversations about their sexual habits and birth control choices. We provide the confidentiality and compassion at CostCare to make these conversations possible.

Preventive screenings

In addition to a Pap smear, women benefit from regular gynecological checkups and breast exams. After age 40, you also require regular mammograms as your risk of breast cancer increases as you get older.

After menopause, your decreased production of estrogen puts you at a higher risk of developing osteoporosis. Bone density screenings evaluate the health of your bones and whether you need treatment for osteopenia or osteoporosis.

Women, as well as men, benefit from colon cancer screenings starting at age 50. Women also need to stay up-to-date with immunizations and screenings for sexually transmitted diseases.

Gynecological health

A Pap smear offers insight into part of your gynecological health, but you also benefit from HPV testing. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that can lead to the development of genital warts, abnormal cervical cells or cervical cancer. You benefit from regular screenings for HPV at age 30 and older.

Gynecological health involves evaluation and treatment for any irregular uterine bleeding. If you have a vaginal infection or signs of an issue such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, or ovarian cysts, CostCare’s team can help.

The health of a woman’s bladder is also important. Women are more likely to suffer incontinence  compared with men. CostCare can address incontinence and reduce the discomfort and frustration it causes.

General health services

A woman’s health isn’t isolated to her unique reproductive organs. A woman benefits from Dr. Bridges’ support when it comes to diet and nutrition counseling, smoking cessation, sleep disorder services, and psychological evaluation.

Women who have diabetes or heart disease — they’re more of a risk after menopause — also benefit from regular monitoring by CostCare staff.

Cosmetic services

A woman often feels better when she looks her best. We provide TempSure™ Envi radiofrequency treatments to target the skin and address concerns such as sagging skin, facial wrinkles, and cellulite. TempSure Vitalia is specially designed radiofrequency technology that addresses sagging and loss of sensation in the vaginal area.

These treatments can bolster your self-confidence and overall sense of well-being to improve your health.

A comprehensive medical center such as CostCare addresses all of a woman’s health needs. Call today to take advantage of the complete, compassionate care offered by our office. Alternatively, book a consultation using this website.

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