Most Common Women’s Health Issues

Most Common Women’s Health Issues

Men and women are similar in many ways but they are also very different. When it comes to health issues, men and women are very different from each other. Although some health conditions affect both genders, women are prone to certain unique health conditions as well.

Women need to see specialized providers who are trained to deal with their unique health concerns. We can address all of your questions. The providers at NewMed Immediate Care list some of the most common women’s health issues.

Why seek help from NewMed Immediate Care?

When you need help with women’s health issues, you may not have a relationship with a gynecologist or they may have a long wait to be seen. Sometimes, you may have a women’s health concern that needs urgent attention.

If you need immediate care, the providers at NewMed Immediate Care are always willing to help. In addition, Dr. Thakkar has special training to handle women’s health concerns.

These are some of the most common women’s health issues:

Reproductive health

Women face some special reproductive health concerns. Whether you need a prescription for birth control or to manage your pregnancy, NewMed Immediate Care has you covered. Unsafe sex is also a specific concern for many women, which can lead you to have a pregnancy scare or to need testing for sexually transmitted diseases. If you do happen to have a sexually transmitted disease, we can also provide the treatment for it.

Mental health

Both men and women face mental health concerns but women are at greater risk for certain mental illnesses. Women have higher rates of anxiety and depression, and are also more likely to experience somatic complaints. These are illnesses that are often associated with a focus on chronic pain and fatigue. 

When left untreated, all of these mental health concerns can lead to poorer functioning and even increased risks of other diseases including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, and suicidal ideation. Fortunately, all of these conditions are very treatable.

Osteoporosis

This condition literally means porous bones. As you get older, many women are at a greater risk of developing osteoporosis. Estrogen has a protective effect on bone density, which is lost after you go through menopause. You can protect your bone density by lifting light weights on a regular basis. But we can also provide medications to build back some of your bone density.

Autoimmune diseases

Women are substantially more likely to experience autoimmune diseases. Approximately 75% of cases of autoimmune disease occur in women. When you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system begins to attack itself. While these diseases aren’t preventable, early detection can help you begin treatment and possibly prevent further suffering. If you have strange, unexplained symptoms that just don’t seem to go away, you should get checked out as soon as possible.

Sexual and bladder health

Women are at greater risk than men for experiencing certain sexual and bladder health symptoms. These include urinary tract infections (UTis) and yeast infections. With both of these types of infections, you’ll feel much worse symptoms the longer that you delay getting treatment.

If you have any of these signs or other symptoms that concern you, you should contact the providers at NewMed Immediate Care right away or request an appointment online.

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