Many women also rely on their Gynecologist as their primary or only source of womens health care. A gynecologist can help keep you healthy by identifying symptoms and concerns before they become medical conditions.
Discuss Chronic Health Conditions With Your Gynecologist
The U.S. has the highest rates of chronic health conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease: 87% of older Americans report at least one chronic illness, and 68% reported two or more. Many people rely on primary care physicians, family clinics or hospitals to stay healthy. Preventing certain diseases is possible and your gynecologist can also offer preventive medicine alongside treatments. Your gynecologist can spot early signs of symptoms of these conditions and keep them from getting worse.
Heart disease costs the U. S. about $200 billion each year. This total includes the cost of healthcare services, medications, and lost productivity. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Eighty-four percent of people age 65 years and older die from heart disease. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually. About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the U.S. each year.
Schedule A Women’s Health Screening Today
Women are at an increased risk for certain diseases such as heart disease and cancer. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease. About half of Americans (47%) have at least one of these three risk factors and since 47% of sudden cardiac deaths occur outside a hospital, studies suggests that many people with heart disease don’t act on early warning signs. Speaking to your gynecologist can help you understand early warning signs.
Someone suffers a heart attack every 34 seconds in the United States. Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack. Since women are more at risk of developing heart disease, discuss heart care, cardiology, thyroids and other kinds of healthcare for women with your gynecologist at you next gynecology appointment.