Women’s Health Specialist

Weight Loss and Vitality

Medical Weight Loss & Cosmetic Surgery located in Alexandria, VA & Washington, DC

Women face a variety of unique health challenges ranging from urinary incontinence to vaginal atrophy and hormone loss. At Weight Loss and Vitality in Washington, DC, and Alexandria, Virginia, the team offers comprehensive and customized women’s health services. If you’re looking for a health care team that puts your needs first, call Weight Loss and Vitality or make an appointment online today.

Women's Health Q & A

What are the common women’s health issues?

While women may develop a wide range of health issues, two of the most common problems women face not commonly discussed include hormonal imbalances and urinary incontinence.

Hormonal imbalances

Your hormones control nearly everything your body does, and if you have too much or too little of hormones such as estrogen, progestin, testosterone, DHEA, cortisol, or thyroid hormones, the symptoms can wreak havoc on your wellness, health and fitness level.

Hormonal imbalances trigger many reproductive health issues such as polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids. Also, as you approach menopause and your body produces fewer hormones, you may develop a wide range of symptoms like vaginal atrophy which causes reduced vaginal moisture, pelvic floor weakness or painful sex.

Incontinence

While men can develop urinary incontinence, women are significantly more likely to develop this condition. Stress incontinence is common in women because the physical trauma of pregnancy and childbirth can damage and weaken your pelvic floor. Also, the hormone reduction of menopause can also lead to weakness in your pelvic floor, which reduces the support available to your bladder and urinary tract, increasing your chances of leaking urine when you put pressure on your pelvic floor.

Some women also experience overactive bladder syndrome, a type of incontinence that causes an intense, uncontrollable urge to urinate.

What treatments are available to address women’s health issues?

The team at Weight Loss and Vitality is committed to helping women live healthy and active lives. They offer a comprehensive range of women’s health services including:

  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
  • BTL Emsella® chair
  • BTL Ultra Femme 360™

The BTL Emsella chair and Ultra Femme 360 vaginal rejuvenation treatments improve your vaginal tissue, reducing symptoms such as vaginal dryness and painful sex while also strengthening your pelvic floor to reduce incontinence symptoms and improve vaginal tightness.

The team also offers natural hormone therapy to restore any hormonal imbalances that are interfering with your health. Your doctor will carefully monitor your symptoms and hormone levels and adjust your treatment as necessary to improve your health and overall well-being.

How often should I see my women’s health provider?

You should see your women’s health provider at least once a year to check in on your health and talk about any changes or new symptoms. However, if you have symptoms such as urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, or painful sex, you should schedule an appointment at Weight Loss and Vitality right away. While these symptoms might feel embarrassing to talk about, in most cases, your doctor can provide treatments to relieve your symptoms and restore your health.

Call Weight Loss and Vitality or make an appointment online today for expert women’s health services.

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