National Women’s Health Week Kicks Off

How fitting the National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 14, 2017! National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority.

At DeRosa Medical, we are all about women empowerment! We encourage women to take a proactive role in regarding their health, happiness and well-being so that they can “feel better, live better.™”

No matter your age, there are steps you can incorporate into ensure that you are living your best life NOW.

Your 20s – A well-woman visit is a yearly preventive checkup with your doctor. It’s a time to check in on how you’re doing, how you’d like to be doing, and what changes you can make to reach your health goals.

Contemplating birth control? Learn about the new choices available to you. Your Mother’s IUD is nothing like the IUDs available now.

Your 30s– Contemplating pregnancy? Better get started. Women over the age of 35 are considered high risk.

Get tested for STDs! At minimum, sexually active women should get tested once a year, even if they always practice safer sex. It’s a good idea to get tested again (on top of the once a year rule) after having unprotected sex, or if you think your partner might have an STD (because of symptoms or they’ve had sex with someone else).

Your 40s– Schedule your first mammogram. Mammograms detect 80% of all breast cancer.

Know the signs of perimenopause! Mood swings, migraines, low libido are just a few of the symptoms that could herald you’re experiencing premenopausal symptoms. Thankfully, at DeRosa Medical, treating all symptoms of perimenopausal is our specialty. Simply call to make a appointment with one of our valued providers and get back to feeling like yourself again!

Your 50s– Time for a colonoscopy. Colon cancer screenings should begin at age 50 for most people. If a colonoscopy doesn’t find adenomas or cancer and you don’t have risk factors, the next test should be in ten years.

Menopause – time to conquer the symptoms of menopause. Night sweats, mid-section weight gain, low libido, hot flashes DO NOT need to be suffered in silence. DeRosa Medical specializes in bio-identical hormone therapies! Simply call one to make an appointment with one of our providers and be on the road to relief quickly and safely!

Your 60s– How dense are you? A simple bone density exam can determine if you are suffering from osteoporosis (the silent killer) long before a bone is broken.

Get a flu shot! Vaccination is especially important for people 65 years and older because they are high risk for complications from flu. Flu vaccines are often updated each season to keep up with changing viruses and also immunity wanes over a year so annual vaccination is needed to ensure the best possible protection against influenza. In fact, it is a good time to check to make sure you are current on all of your vaccinations.

At DeRosa Medical, we are to help women, of any age, live your best life. If it is time for you to incorporate any of these suggestions into your personal health and wellness plan, we are here for YOU!

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