Spa offer services like facials, body treatments and massage, but some have unusual offerings like Ayurvedic consultations, psychic readings, energy work and thalassotherapy. Spa treatments are great way to relax and take a break from the pressures of life. There are many benefits of regular spa visits – from beautification to health and well being. Sometimes people think that a day spa can help them with a wide range of conditions, however there are many consultations which definitely belong in the realm of a health clinic, not a day spa. Here’s a wide assortment of them:
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Obstetrics and gynaecology are the two medical specialties that deal with the female reproductive organs in pregnant or non-pregnant state. A range of obstetrical and gynaecological services for women of all ages can be found in women’s health clinic not a day spa. Obstetrical care services include management of both routine and high-risk pregnancies, prenatal diagnosis and treatment. Gynaecological services include care for all disorders of the female reproductive system.
Digital screening mammography
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the world today. Early detection through screening tests are saving lives. Mammography is the most common screening method for breast cancer. It uses x-ray scan on the breast. The images are checked by the doctors for anything irregular. Digital mammograms store and analyse the information using a computer and prove to be more efficient compared with film mammogram.
Diagnostic exams such as cervical cancer screening also known as colposcopy is advised if you have an abnormal Pap test result. Colposcopy is done to look at the vulva and cervix to diagnose cervical cancer. This process allows the doctor to see the problems that would be missed by the naked eye. If the doctor finds an unusual cervical cells during colposcopy, a sample of tissue can be collected for biopsy or laboratory testing.
Menopausal issues, therapies and counseling
Women need doctors for counseling to discuss menopausal symptoms, risk assessment and treatment. Consulting a doctor helps patients to understand which treatment options are available, effective and safe for them. Doctors can prescribe hormone therapy for menopause to treat specific symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal atrophy. The decision to use hormone therapy depends on clinical evaluation of the risks and benefits of the treatment.
Osteoporosis causes the bones to become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of aging, hormonal changes or calcium or vitamin D deficiency. Get your body mass tested and scanned by a health care professional to decrease your risks. Osteoporosis treatments can slow down the bone loss and improve bone density. Osteoporosis treatments include taking calcium, vitamin D and bone friendly medicines, weight bearing personal training exercises and prevention from falls. Doctors prescribe oestrogen and some hormone like medications for preventing and treating osteoporosis.
Make an appointment with your doctor if you notice persistent swelling in your arm or leg. Lymphedema refers to fluid buildup or swelling (edema) that generally occurs in the arms and legs. It is commonly caused by the surgery or damage to the lymph nodes as part of cancer treatment. Lymphedema can be managed with early diagnosis and care of the affected limb. Medical history and physical examination including measurements of the affected area are important in diagnosing lymphedema. Ask your doctor to refer you to a physical therapist who specialises in lymphedema.
Women’s Physical Therapy
Physical therapy on women’s health diagnoses evaluate and treat pain during and after pregnancy, postpartum rehabilitation, menopausal symptoms, pelvic pain, prolapse, urinary and fecal problems, pelvic floor dysfunction, lumbosacral strain, muscoloskeletal dysfunction, post reconstructive surgical rehabilitation and other women’s conditions. Women’s physical therapy needs specialized programs to treat the pain and physical dysfunctions that only professionals from women’s health clinics can perform.