While both men and women contract various similar conditions, there’s no question that women have complex and unique medical needs that require special attention. Some conditions affect women differently and could go undiagnosed for years without proper medical care. If you’re having a women’s health issue or want to maintain your health, call or book an appointment online today with the team at Bridge City Family Medical Clinic in Portland, Oregon, for quality, informed care.
The common health issues that affect women include:
Gynecological health represents a significant portion of a woman’s health concerns, including:
About 14,000 women die from ovarian cancer in the United States every year. Breast and cervical cancer are the three most common cancers affecting women. While treatment has become more effective, these cancers are still present and can be fatal. Detecting cancer early is key to keeping you living the best life.
The team at Bridge City Family Medical Clinic offers preventive measures and treats issues relating to women’s reproductive health, including:
Women are more prone to suffer anxiety and depression than men. There are also certain types of depression that only women experience, such as perinatal depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and perimenopause-related disorder.
The Bridge City Family Medical Clinic team also cares for thyroid disease, osteoporosis, bone health, vitamin deficiencies such as vitamin D, and menopause.
Every women’s health issue has a preventive or corrective method designed to make you thrive.
To help women live their best healthy lives, the Bridge City Family Medical Clinic team offers consultations to discuss your age, health, and medical history. Depending on your health concerns, you may receive:
Well-woman exams help you maintain wellness and identify any disease or risks before serious complications arise. You can get a well-woman exam from as early as 21 years of age. At each stage of life, the exam is different.
During a well-woman visit, your health history is taken then a member of the team assesses you for any health problems. That might include checking your blood pressure and weight, a breast exam, testing your urine, or a pelvic exam.
You don't only get physical exams; you also learn more about your health, how to follow healthy habits and get support and counseling that helps you and your family for a lifetime.
No matter what stage of life you’re in, the Bridge City Family Medical Clinic team can help you manage all of your women’s health issues. Call or schedule an appointment online today.