Women’s Health Services for Monterey County, CA
Access to the Resources You Need for a Strong & Happy Life
The best way to protect your health and longevity is through regular, proactive
care and preventative screening tests. At SVMHS, we are passionate about
empowering our patients to take charge of their own healthcare journeys
by providing access to the resources and support you need to take ownership
of your health. It’s also important to ensure that you have a strong
relationship with a doctor you trust who can provide care for you through
the health milestones and changes in your life.
Screenings & Vaccinations for Women
The following are the major screenings and vaccinations recommended for women.
Ask your doctor about establishing a vaccination appointment or regular
screening schedule for:
- Breast cancer screening
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination
- Pap test for cervical cancer
Women’s Health Concerns
Every woman is unique. Your health and wellness are your own story, affected
by your family medical history, your lifestyle and more. A close relationship
with your healthcare team will allow you to navigate the changes life
brings and the healthcare decisions you must make over time.
Some common health-related issues and concerns shared by many women include:
Heart disease – Did you know that the leading cause of premature death among patients
with diabetes is cardiovascular disease? There are steps you can take
to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Mental and emotional health – Disorders affecting your emotional or mental health and wellness
may include anxiety disorders, depression, stress, eating disorders and
premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Sleep disorders – Sleep plays a critical role in your overall health and wellness.
Learn about how sleep disorders such as insomnia can affect your health
and ask your doctor about conditions that cause sleeplessness.
Weight management – Your weight is affected by a number of factors including body composition
and muscle mass. Finding your healthy weight is an important part of maintaining
long-term health and wellness and preventing diseases such as heart disease
and diabetes. Your doctor can answer your questions about approaching
weight loss in a healthy way. If you have questions about procedures such
as liposuction, ask your doctor whether these solutions are right for you.
Breast pain – Causes of breast pain may include endometriosis, amenorrhea, pregnancy,
premenstrual syndrome, cervical cancer, fibroids, menopause, toxic shock
syndrome, vaginal prolapse, vaginal yeast infection, vulvodynia and some
sexually transmitted diseases. Only 10% of breast cancers include pain
as a symptom. If you have fibrocystic lumps in your breasts and you are
concerned about whether these lumps are benign, our team can answer your
questions and help you. Learn more about our
Mammography Center at SVMHS.
Hair loss – Both men and women can experience hair loss. Some women suffer
from hair loss caused by hereditary thinning or alopecia areata. Ask your
doctor about diagnosis and treatment options.
Domestic violence – It’s important for every individual to know the signs of
abusive behavior. Do you know how to identify abuse in your own relationship?
Can you detect potential signs of abuse in the life of a friend or loved
one? Learn what to do.
Sterilization – Some women have questions about how a hysterectomy could affect
their lives, including their sex lives. Ask your doctor about how this
procedure could affect you or ask about less invasive options such as Essure.
Contact Our Women & Children’s Health Center
Through the many phases of your life, we are here to support you. Our team
at SVMHS considers it an honor to take part in your care and the care
of your family. We are committed both to providing you with advanced care
and also to ensuring that you have access to the resources you need to
manage self-care and to make informed and empowered decisions concerning
your health and wellness.
To learn more about the services offered at our Women & Children’s
Health Center, call us today at 831-759-3262.