In today's world, it is easy to ignore your body, assuming that you can take a pill or have a surgery that will bring you right back to your accustomed state of health. Unfortunately, as good as modern doctors and medical technology have become, they are still not as good as living everyday to maximize your health.
Maintaining good dental health, being conscientious about eating the right foods in the proper amounts, getting regular exercise, and appropriate amounts of sleep are all important ways to maintain your health. Our Lifestyles Weight Loss program can help you achieve your goals. Monthly breast self-examination, annual exams, and regular pap smears, all help you and your doctor assure that you are not developing some of the common health problems that affect women. As you age adding mammograms, colonoscopies, and bone density tests are also recommended. Cholesterol and diabetes screening is done depending on your age and risk factors.
Most adults do not consider the importance of maintaining vaccinations. However, in addition to the usual childhood vaccinations, you should also consider getting vaccinations against human papilloma virus, herpes zoster (shingles), annual influenza vaccine, and tri-annual pneumonia vaccine.
With advances in genetics, we are now able to offer breast and ovarian cancer gene screening through Myriad Genetics. A screening questionnaire is available on their website or in our office to determine your eligibility for testing. The test is administered in the privacy of our office and results are given in person. Prevention and early detection strategies are available for breast and ovarian cancers and will be discussed with you as necessary.
Your mental and emotional health are crucial to maintaining your physical health and well-being. The company of others, having a pet, regular prayer or meditation, and laughter have all been shown to improve your health.
Health is a life-long journey. Welcome to the next step.