From family planning considerations to specific conditions and diseases, women face a different set of health challenges than men. For some, there are options to reduce your risk. For others, you may be able to lessen its symptoms.
The top issues for women’s health
- Heart disease – The leading cause of death for women can also be preventable! Work with your doctor to recognize your potential risks, then make the necessary chances to diet and exercise. And of course, don’t smoke or vape, and limit alcohol.
- Cancer – Although many people associate breast cancer with women, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it occurs more often in young women. Also, lung, colon and uterine cancers (together), account for almost as many cancers as breast cancer. So, what can you do? Perform monthly breast self-exams, wear sunscreen, avoid smoking, get that colonoscopy, and if your periods become abnormal or you notice abdominal problems, see your doctor.
- Stroke – Did you know? 60% of stroke deaths occur in women. Learn the stroke warning signs and remember … FAST: Face drooping, Arm weakness or numbness, Speech problems, Time to call 911.
- Menopause – Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and sleep problems. At the very least, menopause (which begins 12 months after your last period) can be an uncomfortable and frustrating time. To get through it, try to keep a healthy weight, eat a balanced diet, get plenty of exercise and explore stress management techniques like yoga and meditation.
Experienced, dedicated women’s healthcare throughout the Inland Empire
From well-woman checkups to menopause and osteoporosis care, we’re committed to keeping women healthy throughout life. At Pomona Valley Health Centers, we provide a complete range of women’s health services in La Verne, as well as in Claremont, Chino Hills Crossroads and Pomona. Count on us for personalized women’s healthcare, along with comprehensive family medicine, radiology, urgent care, physical therapy and more.
To schedule an appointment at a PVHC location near you, call 909-536-1493 or click here to use our online form.