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Women's Health Needs

Maryvale Family Practice

Family Practice located in Phoenix, AZ

Women have special health needs because of their reproductive organs. Nahla takes a holistic approach to care and focuses on your whole-body health, including your gynecological needs and concerns. For women’s health care, call the office in Phoenix, Arizona, or book an appointment online today.

Women's Health Q&A

What is women’s health?

As a woman, your life stages are centered around your reproductive life cycle, which includes menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause.

Each life stage may affect various aspects of your health. Regular evaluations help you stay on top of your gynecological and general health to manage any issues and potentially prevent the onset of chronic disease.

 At Maryvale Family Practice. With her training and experience, she can assess, diagnose, and treat health problems and diseases that affect women. 

What are women’s health issues?

There are many health issues that affect women. Some of the most common include:

  • Abnormal menstruation
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Thyroid disease
  • Menopause
  • Cervical cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Heart disease

Though some of these conditions affect all people, they may lead to more serious health complications in women. For example, STDs may increase a woman’s risk of developing gynecological cancer or infertility. 

What can I expect during a women’s health exam?

Nahla takes a holistic approach to health and focuses on your whole-body health, not just your gynecological health.

During your exam, she first spends time reviewing your medical and gynecological history, as well as your health concerns. She also conducts a physical, pelvic, and breast exam. If you want birth control, she can help you decide on the best type of contraceptive for your needs.

Based on the information gathered, she may request diagnostic testing to assess your general health or to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. 

Routine or advanced testing for women’s gynecological health issues might include any one or a combination of the following:

  • Pap smear
  • HPV test
  • Ultrasound
  • Mammogram
  • Bone density testing
  • STD testing
  • Blood work
  • Urine testing

For your convenience, Maryvale Family Practice offers many diagnostic tests right in the office.

What happens after my women’s health exam?

After your exam, Nahla spends time talking to you about your health and provides recommendations to maintain or improve your current health and prevent future health problems.

Preventive treatments may include updating your immunizations or making lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking. If you have a health issue, Nahla educates you about your diagnosis and your treatment options so you can make an informed decision about your care.

To schedule your women’s health exam with a compassionate provider, call Maryvale Family Practice or book an appointment online today.