Annual checkups with a primary care physician are important, but they are just one aspect of promoting overall good health. For women, maintaining good health also includes getting regular gynecological exams that include screening for breast cancer and various gynecological cancers. South Metro OB/GYN in Englewood, CO, offers a full range of gynecology services to help you be your healthiest.
At South Metro OB/GYN, our physicians provide routine gynecological exams, breast exams, birth control options and treatment of symptoms associated with menopause. They are also skilled and experienced in the detection and treatment of osteoporosis.
Breast exams are an integral part of gynecological exams. Research done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that breast cancer is the second most commonly occurring cancer in women. Gynecologists can help with early detection of breast cancer. During your exam, your gyecologist will check for lumps or other abnormalities in the breast area that might be associated with breast cancer. If there are any concerns, a mammogram can be scheduled for further screening.
Osteoporosis is a condition associated with bone loss. It can affect women as early as age 35 when estrogen levels begin declining. Estrogen helps prevent bone loss, so when estrogen levels decline in the body, bone loss can occur. Gynecologists can recommend ways to prevent developing osteoporosis, as well as detect and treat it to minimize bone loss when it does occur.
For women going through menopause, your doctor can help you deal with any uncomfortable symptoms. For instance, hot flashes, sleep disturbances, fatigue and vaginal dryness can all develop with menopause. Your gynecologist can recommend treatment options to help ease the discomfort associated with many of these menopausal symptoms.
Whether you simply need routine gynecological exams, are interested in birth control methods or are dealing with menopausal symptoms, a gynecologist can address any questions and concerns you might have. The physicians at South Metro OB/GYN in Englewood, CO, provide all types of gynecology services and can help you maintain good health through regular checkups.
To make an appointment for a checkup, call our Englewood, CO office today!