Women's Health Specialist

ALON Family Health

Family Medicine located in San Antonio, TX

While both men and women contract various similar conditions, there’s no question that women have complex and unique medical needs that require special attention. Some conditions affect women differently and could go undiagnosed for years without proper medical care. If you’re having a women’s health issue or you want to maintain your health, call or book an appointment online today with the team at ALON Family Health in San Antonio, Texas, for quality informed care.

Women's Health Q & A

What are the common health issues affecting women?

The common health issues that affect women include:

Gynecological health

Gynecological health represents a significant portion of a woman’s health concerns, including:

  • Menstruation and menstrual irregularities
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vaginitis
Cancer

About 14,000 women die from ovarian cancer in the United States every year. That, breast, and cervical cancer are the three most common cancers affecting women. While treatment has become more effective, these cancers are still present and can be fatal. Detecting cancer early is key to keeping you living the best life.

Reproductive health

The team at ALON Family Health offer preventive measures and treat issues relating to women’s reproductive health, including:

  • Contraceptive use
  • Preconception testing
  • Cervical screening
  • Menopause
  • Preventive and corrective measures against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
Mental health

Women are more prone to suffer anxiety and depression than men. There are also certain types of depression that only women experience such as perinatal depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and perimenopause-related disorder.

The team at ALON Family Health also provide care for thyroid disease, osteoporosis and bone health, vitamin deficiencies such as vitamin D, and menopause.

How are women’s health issues treated?

Every women's’ health issue has its own preventive or corrective method designed to make you thrive. To help women live their best healthy lives, the team at ALON Family Health offer consultations to discuss your age, health, and medical history. Depending on your health concerns, you may receive:

  • Preventive screenings like Pap smears and mammograms
  • Bone density test
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Well-woman exam

What is a well-woman exam?

Well-woman exams help you maintain wellness and identify any disease or risks before serious complications arise. You can get a well-woman exam from as early as 21 years of age. At each stage of life, the exam is different.

During a well-woman visit, your health history is taken then a member of the team assesses you for any health problems. That might include checking your blood pressure and weight, a breast exam, testing your urine, or a pelvic exam.

You don't only get physical exams, you also learn more about your health and healthy habits and get support and counseling that helps you and your family for a lifetime.

No matter what stage of life you’re in, the team at ALON Family Health can help you manage all of your women’s health issues. Call or schedule an appointment online today.