Wellness is a journey that everyone takes, no matter the age.
Common Health Conditions and Diseases for Women
While most health issues can affect anyone, some conditions are more common or only found in women. The top health issues to be aware of are:
- Heart disease
- Breast cancer
- Autoimmune diseases
It is common for many conditions and illnesses to affect women differently than men. For example, women are at a higher risk for heart failure after a heart attack than men, yet men are more likely to have problems at a younger age.
Furthermore, pre-existing conditions may become worse for women who are pregnant or nursing, and care decisions often have to be adjusted based on these factors.
Knowing the differences between men’s and women’s health and screening for a separate group of risk factors will ensure that the proper care plan is in place, giving patients the confidence to manage their health and wellness more effectively.
Services & Health Screenings for Women
Attending annual wellness appointments is the best way to properly manage health, depending on lifestyle and age. By scheduling an annual exam at a local Horizon medical clinic, patients can gather the right information about screenings and care services while discussing risk factors with their primary care provider.
Horizon Health Care helps women maintain wellness through preventative care, family medicine, screenings, behavioral health, health education, and much more.
Some common screenings and services provided to women at Horizon Health Care include:
The most important thing for patients to do to optimize their wellness is to get connected with their primary care provider to discuss their risk factors and find out what they should be doing to improve their health.
If there’s something you need that you don’t see in our list of services, we’ll help coordinate additional testing for you.