Women’s Health – Healthy You, Happy You

May is Women’s Health Care Month. While men and women have the same overall health concerns, women have their own health issues. Deer Creek Family Healthcare and Wellness Clinic is dedicated to providing this specialized care for women.

Reproductive and Sexual

Puberty for girls usually begins between the ages of 8-13, with menstruation starting at 10-15. This can be an exciting, yet confusing change. We ease this transition with education and services. Schedule an appointment for well woman exams, pap smears, PMS symptoms, and birth control consultation and management. Also, we give STD evaluation and treatment. We conduct pregnancy tests and also offer the HPV vaccine, when needed.

These are sensitive topics and we approach your wellness with the utmost attention. We welcome discussion so you will feel comfortable expressing any concern.

Hormone Evaluation and Treatment

Hormones are crucial in regulating the behavior of our bodily functions including: digestion, metabolism, respiration, tissue function, sensory perception, sleep, excretion, lactation, stress, growth and development, movement, reproduction, and mood. They are the body’s communicators. With any imbalance in levels, the communication is faulty, leading to dysfunction.

If you have felt sluggish or are experiencing unexplained weight gain, hormones might be the reason. A look into your levels is simple and we strive to get you back to your healthy self.

And naturally, changes occur with different stages in life. Help is needed to balance this adjustment. Pregnancy and advancing into menopause present these imbalanced situations. We are here for every stage of women’s health.

General Health

Because some medical events happen more with women than with men, women must be aware of changes to their bodies and symptoms. Migraines, for example, affect 18% of women as compared to 6% of men. Gallstones are something else that happens 3-4 times more in women. Other conditions are irritable bowel syndrome, urinary tract and kidney infections. In fact, kidney disease is a cause for hypertension and after the age of 50, hypertension is more prevalent in women than men. Women’s bodies may also process medication differently than men. One size DOES NOT fit all and we understand that.

We also realize many women are busy taking care of others, often putting their own health aside. Deer Creek Family Healthcare has convenient appointment times, working around those busy schedules, and we are here to be your helpful provider for women’s health. ??

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