The start of the new year is a great time to think about how to stay healthy. There are many things you can do to protect your health and well-being in 2019. Keep the following women’s healthy tips in mind.
Schedule Your OB/GYN Checkup
Having an annual exam done can help ensure that you’re healthy. Your gynecologist can do a Pap smear to check for early signs of abnormal cells that can raise your risk of cancer. If needed depending on your age, you can also schedule a mammogram to check for abnormalities in breast tissue. Antheia Gynecology is now accepting new patients.
Maintain a Healthy Body Weight
Your body weight can affect your menstrual cycle and raise your risk of gynecological health problems. Work on losing weight if you’re overweight or keeping your weight at the same range if you’re already at a healthy weight. You can do this through healthy eating and getting regular exercise.
Listen to Your Body
If you experience any symptoms that concern you, such as bleeding that is heavier than usual during your period or pain in your pelvic area, see your gynecologist. Tests may be available to determine what is causing these changes and get treatment for them if needed.
Chronic stress can affect your menstrual cycle, fertility and other aspects of your gynecological health. Finding ways to manage and reduce stress better, such as by meditating or doing yoga, can help lower your risk of having these problems occur.
Call Antheia Gynecology today to schedule your appointment.