Today, women are busier than ever, and taking time out for an annual checkup is critical to protecting your health and wellbeing. Dr. Steven Dobberfuhl and Dr. Allen Sonstein at Adult Care of Austin provide comprehensive women’s healthcare services to women of all ages from in and around Austin, Texas. The doctors are committed to preventive healthcare to improve and maintain your health as well as to reduce your risk of many diseases and chronic conditions. Call or schedule an appointment online today for expert women’s healthcare.
There are many reasons why you should make time in your busy schedule for a women’s health check. First, many health issues don’t cause symptoms in their early — and more easily treatable — stages. You can have the preventive health screenings, like Pap smears and blood pressure monitoring, that can show signs of illness long before you begin to experience any symptoms.
Second, regular physicals and wellness allow you and your doctor to check in on your health. You can ask questions about any changes you’ve noticed in your health and well-being and get customized advice on changes you can make to improve your health and reduce your risk of serious illness.
And finally, having annual checkups with your trusted physician enables them to make records of your health so that if something does change, they will know right away and can provide advice and medical care to restore your health.
Women’s health appointments are similar to an annual physical. Your doctor or a member of the clinical staff measures your weight, height, blood oxygenation, and blood pressure. Then your doctor performs a physical exam and discusses your personal and family medical history.
In addition to the routine physical exam, your doctor performs a breast exam, pelvic exam, and if necessary, a Pap smear.
You can talk to your doctor about any of your health concerns or changes you’ve noticed. Your doctor may have requested blood work before your appointment, and you’ll discuss the results of any lab testing.
Make sure to ask your doctor if your results are normal and what you can do to improve your health. They can offer suggestions and support to help you make healthier lifestyle choices.
Heart disease is the most prevalent cause of death for American women today. Other health concerns include:
Dr. Dobberfuhl and Dr. Sonstein offer thorough health screening and preventive care to help you improve your health and reduce your risk of developing these and other diseases.
If you’re due for your annual women’s health visit or want advice on how to improve and maintain your health, call or schedule an appointment online today.