Women's Services at TMC
It's good to know that medical professionals are available to help you take care of yourself and understand your body, your life and your needs. At Texoma Medical Center, we have the knowledgeable staff, advanced technology and wide range of programs and services to help you through all the changes of your life.
Women's Urinary Incontinence
Millions of American women have trouble with urinary incontinence. The good news is that incontinence is treatable, and it's not an inevitable sign of aging. At Texoma Medical Center, primary care physicians, OB/GYNs or urologists can discuss the options that might be best for you.
If you're experiencing painful periods, excessive bleeding, pelvic pain or infertility, you could have endometriosis.
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, and in the United States, it is the second most-common surgery performed on women according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Your physician may recommend a hysterectomy if problems with your uterus, such as endometriosis or cancerous tumors, do not improve with other treatment.
Women have the option of having hysterectomies performed using single-site robotic surgery. Robotic surgery may offer a number of benefits, including:
- Smaller incisions compared to traditional open surgery
- A shorter hospital stay and less pain or discomfort
- Lower risk of infections or other complications
Ultrasound is sometimes used to help examine suspected breast cancer, track ovarian cysts and view fetal development. Increased use of ultrasound to assist with diagnoses is helping to reduce a woman's exposure to X-rays.
Osteoporosis/Bone Density Screening
As women age, their bones can lose density and become brittle, making them more prone to fracture. Bone density screening can help physicians detect changes in bone mass. If density appears to be lessening, your physician may recommend a program of dietary supplements or medication and weight-bearing exercise. Osteoporosis, caught early, can be slowed, stopped and in some cases, even reversed.
Heart disease and stroke are the number one and number three causes of death among women in the United States. While women can't control all risk factors, such as our age, race, gender or family history, we can help lower our risk by doing the following:
- Take medications as directed
- Eat a well-balanced diet
- Drink alcohol in moderation
- Don't smoke
- Minimize use of nonprescription drugs
- Get a good night's sleep — every night!
- Check your blood pressure and cholesterol regularly
- Practice healthy hygiene to help prevent infections
- Watch your stress levels and learn to relax!
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