Women’s Health Clinic Questions and Answers
Burbank Urgent Care can treat many common gynecological issues and limited pregnancy-related issues. We have a pelvic bed in a designated exam room to ensure your privacy. Our focus is on urgent women’s health issues. Thus, we do not provide any preventive or routine gynecological exams. Please contact us if you have any specific questions regarding our services. We are conveniently located at 3413 W. Pacific Avenue Suite # 102 Burbank, CA 91505.
- Female providers available.
- Designated female examination room.
- Blood and Urine Pregnancy test available.
- STD testing and screening.
What is a common female health concern?
Female body can do incredible things; however, females are still prone to illnesses that can be of great concern. A few medical conditions that are of great concern when it comes to females are:
Heart disease is a leading killer of both men and women. Some symptoms of heart disease to look out for that are often overlooked and missed are chest pain, jaw pain, shoulder ache, nausea, vomiting and shortness of breath. A list of risk factors to be aware of for heart disease are:
- Heredity from family history
- High blood cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Physical inactivity
- Obesity and overweight
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers found in women. Recommendations for women to follow as precautionary measures are to control your weight, exercise, quit smoking and talk to your doctor about your risk and when you should start screening for breast cancer.
A list of risk factors to be aware of for breast cancer are:
- Family history of breast cancer
- Personal history of breast cancer
- Earlier abnormal breast biopsy
- Earlier chest radiation
- Early onset of menstruation or menopause
- Not having children
- Medication use
- Drinking alcohol excessively
Hunched back, back pain and even frailty used to be many things older women were to accept before doctors knew much about osteoporosis. Now females can take steps to avoid such problems including keeping bones strong and healthy and avoiding fractures.
A list of risk factors to be aware of for osteoporosis are:
- Small, thin-boned frame
- Family history
- Sex hormones
- Low calcium and vitamin D diet
- Medication use
- Sedentary lifestyle
- • Smoking
- • Excessive alcohol intake
Sometimes hormonal changes can be a trigger for depression, particularly after pregnancy (postpartum) or around menopause.
A list of risk factors to be aware of for depression include:
- A previous history of depression
- Family history of depression
- History of heart issues
- Major chronic illness
- Marital problems
- Substance abuse
- Stressful life events
- Disease that may trigger depression
- Recent illness or surgery
- Childhood history of physical or sexual abuse
- Anxious or worrisome
- Eating disorder or Anxiety disorder
Autoimmune disease happens when the immune system attacks the body and destroys or alters tissues. It is not known yet as to why the body turns on itself, however some suspects include genetics, hormonal change, and environmental factors.
Why is women’s health so important?
Women also need to focus on their health and access the healthcare system more than ever. Part of the reason women’s health is so important is in part of their reproductive system and sexual health needs. Women are also more chronic to non-reproductive health issues such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes and osteoporosis.
What does women’s health include?
Women’s health at any urgent care, primary care or other includes a wide range of specialities where care is focused on including:
- Birth Control
- Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
- Breast Cancer Awareness
- Ovarian Cancer Awareness
- Other Female Cancers
How often should a woman see a doctor?
While it varies from clinic to clinic and doctor to doctor, at Burbank Urgent Care, your health is of the utmost importance to us. We recommend having a routine physical exam done at least once a year at the age of 50, and every three years if under the age of 50 unless otherwise specified by your doctor. If you have a chronic illness or any other ongoing health issues, you may be recommended to see your doctor more often regardless of age.
We serve patients from Burbank CA, Glendale CA, Pasadena CA, San Fernando CA, and La Crescenta-Montrose CA.