Mature Woman

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MATURE WOMEN

Many women in their late 40s and early 50s will experience a natural change in their body, which typically indicates the end of a woman’s reproductive period and menstruation. As a woman approaches menopause, she may experience a variety of symptoms such as hot flashes, which is a feeling of warmth throughout the body causing blushing and sweating. The severity of the hot flashes can vary for each woman.

Other symptoms may include:
  • Insomnia
  • Mood Swings
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Racing Heart
  • Headaches
  • Changes in sex drive or libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Bladder control

Menopause is determined by 12 months since the last menstruation cycle. Woman going through menopause don’t have to suffer through these symptoms and can be relieved through treatment. Contact us for more information or to make an appointment.

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Woman who have gone through menopause will experience a drop in estrogen production, which can lead to a significant loss in bone density and osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a bone disease that causes bone to lose strength and density. It’s important consult with your provider on how to prevent bone loss as well as schedule a density screening.

To help you decide the best treatment, contact us for more information or to make an appointment.

See a list of our physicians and certified nurse midwives here.

During menopause, Woman will experience a drop in estrogen production. As a result, Woman experience hot flashes, vaginal dryness and bone loss. To help ease these symptoms as well as prevent bone loss, a provider may recommend a course of treatment with hormone replacement therapy. There are a variety of treatments depending on the severity of symptoms.

To help you decide the best treatment, contact us for more information or to make an appointment.

See a list of our physicians and certified nurse midwives here.

As Woman get older, some may experience urinary incontinence or urine leakage.

Stress and urge incontinence are common in Woman. Stress incontinence can happen after having children and after menopause. Urine leakage occurs when a woman laughs, coughs or sneezes. Urge incontinence is when a Woman gets the sensation she has to go to the bathroom but is unable to make it to the bathroom in time.

Although both result in leaking urine, they are two different issues and not treated the same. Stress incontinence can be treated surgically and urge incontinence can be treated with medication.

To help you decide the best treatment, contact us for more information or to make an appointment.

See a list of our physicians and certified nurse midwives here.

As Woman age and have children the muscles in the pelvis gradually relax and the bladder, vagina and rectum are affected. This can get progressively worse as Woman age. Symptoms of incontinence are:

  • Pelvic Pressure
  • Inability to empty bladder
  • Leaking urine when coughing, laughing or sneezing
  • Unable to make it to the bathroom in time.

If left untreated, it can cause

  • Urinary issues such as urinary tract infections
  • Abnormal discharge and odor
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Problems with moving bowels

The treatment for stress or urge incontinence can either completely correct it or lessen the severity. Woman should consult with their provider to evaluate their situation and decide the best treatment option.

To help you decide the best treatment, contact us for more information or to make an appointment.

See a list of our physicians and certified nurse midwives here.

As Woman go through childbearing, hormonal changes and aging, they may experience changes in their body as well. TotalCare for Woman offers options to help ease these changes that improve quality of life. Many Woman experience changes in their health after going through menopause. Approximately 50 percent of postmenopausal women suffer from changes in their vaginal health, such as dryness, burning, pain with sex and vaginal atrophy. There’s no need for women to suffer after menopause. Some Woman may feel embarrassed to talk about it but there are treatment options available to help relieve this discomfort. The treatment is relatively quick with little discomfort. One option is the MonaLisa Touch® which is laser therapy that improves vaginal health. Also known as vaginal rejuvenation, the MonaLisa Touch® delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue that stimulates a healing response by generating new collagen, elastin and vascularization. A typical course of treatmentis three procedures over 18 weeks. The benefits of this treatment include:

  • In-office procedure
  • Requires no anesthesia
  • No downtime
  • Minimal side effects
  • Each treatment is less than 7 minutes
  • Thousands of Woman have been treated worldwide since 2012

In both European and US clinical trials, women reported symptom relief after the very first treatment and even greater improvement after the second and third treatments. The providers at TotalCare for Woman offer this treatment in its Chesapeake location.

To help you decide the best treatment, contact us for more information or to make an appointment.

See a list of our physicians and certified nurse midwives here.

Many of us know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. However with ongoing research and increased awareness and education, the five-year survival rate is over 90 percent if detected early.

Fortunately breast cancer is treatable if detected early. This is why it’s important to know family history and get regular screenings.

Some risk factors for breast cancer may include:

  • Age: Most breast cancers are diagnosed after age 50
  • Gene mutations: Women who have inherited the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene have a higher risk of developing breast cancer
  • Late or no pregnancy: Having first pregnancy after age 30 or never having a full-term pregnancy can raise breast cancer risk
  • Physical Inactivity
  • Overweight or Obesity
  • Family History

Monthly self-breast exams as well as an annual breast exam by a healthcare provider are important in detecting breast cancer early.

Getting regular mammograms starting at age 40 are also important especially if there is a family history. Women should discuss with their physician how often a mammogram should be scheduled depending on family and health history.

By doing self-breast exams at home, many signs and symptoms of breast cancer can be detected early. These symptoms may include:

  • Lump or thickening in or near the breast or underarm
  • Mass or lump in the breast area which can feel as small as a pea
  • A change in the appearance or texture of breasts and/or nipple (dimpled, puckered, scaly or inflamed)
  • Clear or bloody discharge from the nipple
  • Redness on the breast or nipple

Contact one of our locations here or request an appointment here.

See a list of our physicians and certified nurse midwives here.

TotalCare for Women has partnered with Mid-Atlantic Imaging Center for digital mammography services. With six convenient area locations in Hampton Roads, peace-of-mind and early detection are only a call or click away. Schedule an mammogram here.

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TotalCare for Woman is committed to caring for Woman through every stage of their life.