Why Women's Health Is Important

Why Women's Health Is Important

How your internal medicine doctor in Woodbridge, VA, can help protect your health

Women and men have different medical needs because they can experience different medical conditions. If you are a woman, the expertise of a doctor who specializes in women’s health can give you the peace of mind you need.

Dr. Deana Al-Khateeb at Ridgeview Internal Medicine in Woodbridge, VA, provides a wide range of medical care, including women’s health services to help protect your health.

The importance of women’s health begins with the yearly examination. Your doctor will perform a complete physical examination, including:

  • Checking blood pressure, height, and weight
  • Ordering lab tests to check cholesterol and blood sugar levels
  • Ordering imaging studies if necessary

Your reproductive health is monitored with a yearly examination, including:

  • A vaginal exam to check your overall reproductive health
  • A pap smear to check for cervical cancer
  • A breast exam, to check for early signs of breast cancer
  • Ordering imaging studies including a mammogram, ultrasound, and others

If you are an older woman, you may be experiencing changes due to menopause. Your doctor can help you get relief from unpleasant menopause symptoms by recommending:

  • Hormone replacement therapy to manage menopause symptoms
  • Medication to strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis
  • Lifestyle and dietary modification to help reduce night sweats, mood swings, and limit weight gain

Your women’s health doctor helps women of all ages by providing expertise and services for:

  • Types of birth control
  • Infertility issues
  • Pregnancy side effects
  • Heavy bleeding during menstruation
  • Heavy cramping during menstruation
  • Irregular or late periods

Your women’s health doctor can help with men’s health too, by providing a wide range of medical services to diagnose and treat:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Arthritis and other age-related issues
  • Lupus and other autoimmune disorders

Your women’s health doctor can give you the specialized care you need. To find out more about the importance of women’s health, call Dr. Deana Al-Khateeb at Ridgeview Internal Medicine in Woodbridge, VA. You can reach her in the office by calling (703) 494-4116, so call now.

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