Many New Year’s resolutions focus on ways to improve health, such as losing weight, making healthier food choices, and being more active. Though making changes to your lifestyle is a good way to improve your health and well-being, you may set yourself up for failure if you make your plan unrealistic and unsustainable.
This year, set yourself up for success and start the new year right with a well-woman exam. Here at Eve Medical of Miami, our team of women’s health experts conducts comprehensive well-woman exams that evaluate each woman’s overall health and wellness.
During your well-woman exam, we assess your current health to help you devise a realistic and sustainable plan that optimizes your future health.
Why you need a well-woman exam
Your annual well-woman exam is one of the best tools available for keeping you healthy. The purpose of the exam is to assess your current health and help you devise a lifestyle plan so you can live a long and active life.
As noted by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, your annual well-woman exam gives us an opportunity to talk to you about your healthy lifestyle and how it may prevent you from developing chronic health issues down the road.
Your well-woman exam also gives us an opportunity to screen you for common health issues that affect women. Finding and treating health conditions during the early stages increases your chances of a full recovery.
Assessing your current health
The purpose of your well-woman exam is to assess your overall health and wellness. The specifics of your exam depend on your age, medical history, gynecological history, family history, and current health concerns.
First, we spend time talking to you and getting to know you so we can better understand your health needs. We ask questions about your menstrual cycle and sexual history, and then perform a physical, pelvic, and breast exam.
Depending on your age and health needs, we may also request various screening tests, such as a:
- Pap smear
- Blood glucose test
- Check of blood lipid levels
- Bone scan
- Colon cancer screening
Depending on your situation, we may recommend sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing.
We also talk to you about your current and future pregnancy plans so we can help you with your family planning and birth control needs to prevent unintended pregnancies.
Planning for your future health
Based on the information we gather during your exam, we help you devise a realistic plan that helps you improve or maintain your healthy lifestyle to prevent future health problems.
Your plan may include:
- Diet modifications
- An exercise program
- Nutritional supplements
- Safe sex counseling
- Menopause management
We may also provide treatments to address any of the health problems we find during your well-woman exam, such as treatment for an STD or additional testing and treatment for an abnormal Pap smear.
Women often put other people's needs before their own. Scheduling your well-woman exam at the start of the new year helps you get the care you need so you can take care of everyone else.
To schedule your well-woman exam, contact us today by calling our office in Miami, Florida, or requesting an appointment online.