Women’s Health, The Major Concerns

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Women’s Health

Women have unique health challenges, not to mention their increased risks to chronic conditions such as heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, and more. A larger percentage of women also do not have access to quality medical care due to financial constraints and discrimination. Their reproductive system complications are also a major concern.

Provision of women’s health services is vital in meeting women’s health needs and improving their living. Denise Molina Furlong MD, Chicago Center for Women’s Health, commits to empowering women by offering a safe space to care for their health concerns. Consider calling them today for a consultation.

The Chicago Center for Women’s Health team uses advanced techniques to provide extensive and customized care for women of all ages. Dr. Furlong, a highly experienced urogynecologist, offers gynecological care for the following services.

Pelvic pain

Many women encounter pelvic pain at some point in life. The pain occurs in the pelvis area, including the uterus, fallopian tubes, cervix, ovaries, bladder, vagina, bladder, and pelvic floor muscles.

Pelvic pain may result from different causes, including:

·         Endometriosis

·         Fibroids

·         Tumors

·         Cysts

·         Infections

·         Urinary tract infections

·         Irritable bowel syndrome

·         Constipation

·         Hemorrhoids

Your provider carries out a thorough diagnosis to determine the exact cause of your pain. Dr. Furlong may recommend the following tests.

·         Urine tests

·         Blood tests

·         Ultrasound

·         CAT scan

·         MRI

·         Hysteroscopy

·         Cystoscopy

After identifying the cause, your provider recommends treatments such as:

·         Physical therapy

·         Antibiotics

·         Minimally-invasive procedures

·         Hormone therapy

·         Medications to relieve pain

Urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence can be hard to deal with, but with the right treatments, you can recover. It can develop due to various factors, including infections, hormonal changes, diseases of the nervous system, and pelvic floor issues.

Excessive weight, pregnancy, and child delivery can weaken the pelvic muscles leading to incontinence.

Stress incontinence may occur due to pelvic floor pressure leading to bladder leakage. The bladder leakage may occur when laughing, exercising, or sneezing. Older individuals are likely to experience stress incontinence.

Urge incontinence occurs when the need to urinate repeatedly, even when there is little urine in the bladder.

Irregular bleeding

Usually, the normal periods occur from three to seven days within the 28 days cycle. Irregular bleeding is the bleeding that happens between periods. It can occur less or more often, heavy or not occur at all.

Irregular bleeding may occur due to hormonal shifts, fibroids, polyps, ovarian dysfunction, or cancer. Your provider performs a comprehensive diagnosis to identify the cause and provide personalized treatments.

Menopause

Menopause care is also a major part of women’s health. Women experience uncomfortable symptoms during menopause that affects their daily living. The changes occur due to changes in hormone production. You are likely to experience:

·         Night sweats

·         Insomnia

·         Urinary incontinence

·         Hot flashes

·         Vaginal dryness

·         Irregular periods

·         Low libido

Your provider at Chicago Center for Women’s Health offers treatment options to help manage your symptoms and better your life quality. Hormone replacement therapy is among the common treatment for menopause symptoms.

Consult a women’s health specialist today

There are a lot of concerns when it comes to women’s health. Dr. Furlong provides compassionate care to women to enhance their wellness and promote their living. Contact the practice today to schedule your consultation.

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