Category Archives: Women’s Health Issues

Women’s Health Issues In The 21st Century

In the 21st century, prevention of diseases must be the top priority, as women’s health issues are often gender-specific. Prevention involves creating new strategies to fight environmental hazards and protect our nation’s future. Preventing diseases also includes ensuring every child is protected from drugs, tobacco, and violence. Prevention efforts also help women and girls maintain a healthy lifestyle. The importance of preventing disease cannot be understated. As women’s health issues become more widespread, we must all do our part to address them.

It is critical that all women in the United States have access to quality, evidence-based health care. Health care policy should address women’s unique needs and address disparities in access. By providing women with equal access to quality care, policymakers can improve health outcomes for future generations. It is imperative that policymakers take the views of women and their families into account. By improving women’s health in the United States, policymakers can improve health care outcomes for all women.

Despite its common misconceptions, menstruation is a normal part of women’s lives. However, irregular menstruation symptoms may be signs of a more serious ailment. Some vaginal conditions are signs of serious illnesses such as STDs and reproductive tract cancer. In addition to STDs, mild infections may be signs of a more serious condition. If left untreated, women may have to undergo hysterectomy surgery, a major surgery that removes the uterus and eliminates the chances of becoming pregnant.

As women age, they are more likely to face gynecological problems. These issues include vaginal dryness, pain during intercourse, and uterine atrophy. Cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease are common in women over age 45. By maintaining a healthy lifestyle and taking care of your health, you can enjoy a longer and healthier life. Getting regular health screenings is essential to maintaining your health as we age.

Health care disparities are also common among minority and LGBTQIA women. Women of color, race, and sexual orientation are less likely to receive routine mammograms, which may have lasting effects on their health. The disparity in access to health care is even more pronounced for women of various ethnic groups. In addition to limiting access to reproductive health care, lesbians are often less likely to receive routine mammograms. While these factors contribute to the lower screening rates, there are other solutions. For instance, increasing access to primary care can reduce the risk of breast cancer and polycystic ovary syndrome.

Women face many unique health issues. Women are more susceptible to cardiovascular disease and heart disease, which are often linked to the same pathology. These diseases affect women’s reproductive systems and increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Women are also twice as likely to have a UTI compared to men. Throughout the life cycle, a woman experiences hormonal changes that affect her physical structure, including the development of breasts, menstrual cycle, and even old age.

Extended Cycle Birth Control Pill Packs

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Extended Cycle Birth Control Pill Packs

Extended cycle birth control pill packs are popular choices for Desoto, TX women who experience heavy menstrual flow, severe cramps, migraine headaches or just simply prefer to have four periods per year.

Now, extended cycle birth control pill packs are designed for a 3 month cycle. With the extended cycle, the progesterone effect on the uterine lining results in progressive thinning with a corresponding decrease in menstrual blood loss. The same effect can be achieved with the standard monthly contraceptive pill by changing the way it is taken.

For patients with menstrual migraines, the cycle can be safely extended to 3 or 4 months to reduce the intensity and frequency of headaches. A neurologist is sometimes consulted with patients who experience aura to determine the safety of estrogen use in this setting.

At your next Rogers Gynecology & Women’s Health OB/Gyn check-up in Desoto, TX, ask Dr. Rogers to see if you are a candidate for extended cycle pills.

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950 SCOTLAND DR, 
DESOTO, TX 75115
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The Controversy of Pelvic Exam Vs. Pap Smear

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DESOTO, TX 75115

214-228-0565

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The Controversy of Pelvic Exam Vs. Pap Smear

Women in the Desoto, TX – Raleigh NC area need an annual wellness / pelvic exam. The new guidelines issued by the United States Preventive Services Task Force have resulted in great confusion for women. Much of the confusion was intentional. According to the CDC, women are 33% more likely to visit a doctor than men and their annual visits for exams and preventive services are double that of men. The health care reform agenda is focused on cutting costs. Decreasing women’s visits to the doctor is the first place they have started. While it is true that many women can safely have pap smears every three years, every woman should have a breast exam, pelvic exam, and rectal exam annually.

The gynecologist is uniquely qualified to evaluate and examine the breast along with regional lymph nodes, as well as the uterus, ovaries and rectum. We are seeing colorectal cancer at younger ages and breast cancer continues to be a threat to all women.

As women age, certainly beyond age 35, their odds of developing cancers of the breast, colon, uterus, ovary and fallopian tube increase. These conditions can be elusive and difficult to diagnose. It is in the woman’s best interest to see a gynecologist annually to optimize their surveillance of these deadly cancers. Remember, pap smear and pelvic exam are not interchangeable terms. The pap smear is done during a pelvic exam.

Discuss with me at your annual visit whether you need a pap during your pelvic exam.

Dr. Ronald Rogers, an experienced gynecologist in Desoto, TX, has been serving patients for more than 18 years. View a list of services offered at Rogers Gynecology and Women’s Health or schedule an appointment with Dr. Rogers today by calling 214-228-0565
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Rogers Gynecology & Women’s Health
950 SCOTLAND DR, 
DESOTO, TX 75115
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