Osteopathic care is preventive care, designed to help you stay healthy. This is especially important if you are a woman. Women are at risk for many diseases of the reproductive system. Your osteopathic doctor can help protect you.
What You Need To Know About Osteopathic Medicine and Women’s Health
Your osteopathic doctor considers you as a whole person, not individual parts. Your body is interconnected, and osteopathic medicine considers the interconnection in treatment. This interconnection is important in women’s health because your general health can play a large part in the health of your reproductive system.
Osteopathic medicine uses all of the techniques and tools of conventional medicine including x-rays, laboratory testing, and other diagnostic tools, combined with a proactive approach. Your osteopathic doctor will perform regular women’s health examinations, which include:
- Recording height, weight, blood pressure, and other vital information
- Breast and reproductive system examinations
- Ordering laboratory testing including pap smears, cholesterol, blood sugar levels, and other tests
- Ordering and evaluating imaging studies including ultrasound, mammogram, MRI, and other imaging
After a thorough examination and consultation, your osteopathic doctor will develop a customized treatment plan designed to help you enjoy optimal health. Your treatment plan may include:
- Dietary counseling to prevent weight gain, ease inflammation, and help control blood sugar and cholesterol levels
- Exercise recommendations, to help you stay fit while preventing stress on your joints
- Medication therapy to help control cholesterol, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure, to help prevent heart disease and diabetes
- Stress management, to help you enjoy optimal health of your body, mind, and spirit
Your osteopathic doctor can also provide the guidance and treatment you need if you want help with common women’s health issues like these:
- Birth control methods
- Fertility issues
- Pregnancy side effects
- Heavy bleeding during your period
- Heavy cramping during your period
- Irregular or late periods
- Hormonal imbalances
- Hormone replacement options
- Perimenopause and menopause
- Osteoporosis and bone density medications
Want To Know More?
To learn more about osteopathic care and women’s health, call your osteopathic doctor today.