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What are some of the health issues in women?
Endometriosis and endometrial ablation
Endometriosis is a disorder that causes a lot of pain and heavy bleeding during your period. It occurs when tissue similar to the tissue that usually lines the inside of your uterus called endometrium grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis mostly involves your ovaries, uterus, and the tissue lining your pelvis. If you dread getting a period because of heavy bleeding or because your periods are very long, you should consider endometrial ablation. Endometrial ablation is a medical procedure that reduces or completely stops your overflow. The procedure removes the endometrium, the lining of the uterus that thickens during your menstrual cycle and is then sloughed off during your period. After the procedure, the lining no longer becomes thick enough to cause heavy bleeding during your cycle. Your doctor may recommend endometrial ablation for excessive bleeding caused by the following conditions:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Ovulation problems
- Uterine fibroids or polyps
- Adenomyosis (Endometrial tissue growing outside the uterus)
Endometrial ablation is not recommended if you are postmenopausal. Alternatively, you have certain medical conditions such as cancer causing your heavy flow.
Hormonal imbalances and hormone replacement therapy
Declining or increasing hormone levels affect women as they age. This is what is called hormonal imbalance. Menopause, when a woman’s fertility ends, and she stops having monthly periods, is the leading cause of hormonal imbalances. Other causes of hormonal imbalances include declining estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, surgical menopause, and endocrine disorders such as hyperthyroidism. The main symptoms of hormonal imbalances include:
- Hot flashes
- Low sex drive
- Painful intercourse
- Mood swings
- Weight pain
- Vaginal atrophy
- Vaginal dryness
What is involved in hormonal replacement therapy?
When you visit your healthcare provider, he will review your medical history and discuss your symptoms in detail. The specialist works to find the best medical products and dosage to control symptoms and restore your comfort and vitality based on your needs. Some of the hormone replacement therapies include:
- – Oral medications
- – Topical creams
- – Vaginal creams
- – Skin patches
- – Pellet implants
- – Antidepressant
- – Lifestyle changes
- – Dietary changes
Once you get the best treatment plan to manage your hormones, the team at the clinic will request you to have regular checkups to ensure the plan works well and that you are safe and healthy.
In conclusion, to learn more about the above and other health conditions that affect women, kindly visit Suncoast Women’s Care. The team is devoted to providing gentle and comprehensive OB/GYN care for women by women.