While men’s and women’s health have a lot of overlap, many health complications affect women disproportionately or exclusively. In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dr. Faride Ramos provides women’s health visits to women at all stages of life. She also provides telehealth visits for patients in Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. To book your next women’s health visit, call Dr. Ramos’ office, or use the online scheduling tool today.
As a woman, certain parts of your body are specific to your gender. That means you need specific care for them to keep yourself healthy. Dr. Ramos believes that lifestyle changes are key to becoming and staying healthy, and she can teach you to adopt healthy habits to improve your health and well-being. However, she also encourages you to take part in the care you need to maintain all aspects of your health as a woman.
During a women’s health visit, Dr. Ramos can prevent, diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that disproportionately affect women or that affect women exclusively. You should report any symptoms or changes you’ve noticed since your previous women’s health visit.
Common conditions affecting women’s health are:
Hormone disorders result in too many or too few hormones in your system. They can cause a wide range of symptoms affecting your mood, appetite, metabolism, sleep, and stress. You might experience weight fluctuations, hair loss, acne breakouts, and more.
A common hormone disorder in women is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which can cause follicles on your ovaries, irregular periods, and excessive male hormone production.
Menopause is the time in your life when your menstrual cycle stops. During perimenopause, you slowly stop producing estrogen. Because of the hormone fluctuations, you might get symptoms like mood swings, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and fatigue. It's important for you to know that due to so many toxins that our environment is overwhelmed with, women are facing menopausal changes at early age, sometimes as early as 35’s or younger
More than 90% of menstruating women get PMS. The symptoms arise right before your period and can include bloating, cramps, cravings, and weight/mood fluctuations.
Sexual dysfunction happens when you have trouble becoming aroused for sexual activity. There are many possible causes, including physical and psychological factors.
Mood disorders like depression and anxiety are more common in women than in men. If you experience ongoing feelings of hopelessness, guilt, low energy, or relationship problems, Dr. Ramos can assess you for a mood disorder.
CFS is a complex disorder with an unknown cause. If you have it, you experience extreme fatigue. You might also have trouble concentrating, poor quality of sleep, and headaches or joint pain.
An important part of women’s health care is your annual exams. During your annual women’s health exam, Dr. Ramos can address all of your questions and concerns about your health.
An annual women’s health exam also includes a breast and pelvic exam, and sometimes, also includes a Pap smear, based if you are due for it or not or if you had abnormal result n the past. During a Pap smear, Dr. Ramos collects a sample of cells from your cervix to test them for unusual changes and features that could indicate a risk for cervical cancer.
To find out more about women’s health or to book your next exam, call Dr. Faride Ramos or request an appointment online today.