When it comes to women’s health, you can never be too cautious or too careful about caring for your body and taking preventative steps to ward off common dangers. After all, it is easier to fight a potential problem in the early stages, rather than wait until the problem fully develops into something more serious. The same philosophy should ring true when it comes to taking care of our bodies.
For women, this means scheduling regular health checkups, routine pap smears and mammograms, taking preventative care against things like HPV, ovarian cancer and breast cancer, and overall just doing what is in the best interest of your body. Luckily, Zeid Women’s Health Center is here for you through every step of this process and offers the essential services that our patients need to stay healthy long into their senior years.
Women’s Preventative Health Care
There are a number of things that you can do each year, and even in your day-to-day life, to help ward off common women’s health problems such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, HPV, STDs and more. Being educated about what causes these problems and what you can do to prevent them is the first and most important step to preventing common women’s health issues. Therefore, speak to your OB/GYN about any concerns you may have, what health problems you should watch out for, possible health issues that run in your family, and any other questions you may have.
Also be sure that you are taking the following preventative steps:
- Get vaccinated against common diseases such as HPV and hepatitis
- Undergo regular STD screenings once you become sexually active
- Talk to your doctor about birth control if you are not ready to have children
- Sign up for routine mammograms and pap smears (see more info below)
We here at Zeid Women’s Health Center offer a number of gynecological and obstetric services that will help you be proactive about your health, as well as a number of helpful outpatient procedures you may want to consider.
One of the most common and most serious health problems in women is breast cancer. Therefore, women over the age of 40 should be undergoing routine mammogram screenings to check for the disease so preventative steps can be taken before it is too late.
Screening mammography has helped to significantly reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer among women between the ages of 40 and 74, even among those who have no other signs or symptoms of the disease. Therefore, it is more important than ever that women sign up for routine mammograms once they reach the age of 40.
Routine Pap Smears
Another important annual exam that every women should have is a pap smear or a pap test. This important exam samples cells that are taken from a woman’s cervix or vagina and tests them for cancer or any common conditions that may develop into cancer. In fact, routine pap smears are so important to women’s preventative health that they are encouraged for all women between the ages of 21-65.
Sign Up For Preventative Screenings At Zeid Medical
If you are interested in signing up for your annual mammogram or pap smear exam, be sure to contact Zeid Women’s Health Center today. Our doctors can not only help walk you through important preventative care tests, but can also speak to you about how you can best prevent common women’s health diseases at home in your day-to-day life.
To find out more or to schedule your appointment today, contact Zeid WHC today at our Longview, Tyler or Henderson locations.