If you’re looking for an office that can handle all of your women’s health needs, look no further. At Bloom La Vie Health in Kansas City, MO, we offer an array of different women’s services that can meet every woman’s needs from routine check-up exams to helping you find the right birth control.
Pelvic and Breast Exams
Pelvic and breast exams are important because they’re basically like preventative maintenance for your body. They check to make sure that everything is healthy and functioning accordingly, and they can also help us detect possible warning signs that may need further investigation. A pelvic exam can help us detect signs of certain health conditions, including:
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Early cancer detection
- Ovarian cysts
- Other vaginal problems
Breast exams are an essential part of women’s health. These exams help us detect the early signs of breast cancer, which is much easier to treat when spotted early. We’ll check both breasts to make sure the tissues are healthy, and that there are no warning signs that require additional examination. If you’ve never learned how to perform routine self-checks on yourself, we can teach you how to do so during this appointment.
Pap smears are another important test that helps us check for cervical cancer. During this exam, well collect a small sample of cells from your cervix, which will then be sent to a lab for testing to make sure that all your cells are healthy. If you receive abnormal results, we’ll discuss them with you and provide you with all the information necessary regarding what your next steps should be. We offer these tests at discounted rates so women can receive care no matter what their budget is.
Birth Control Management
When you don’t want to get pregnant, you really don’t want to be pregnant. That’s where birth control comes in. If you want to begin a birth control management plan, change your existing one, or get advice on your current one, we can help. Whether you’re new to the world of birth control or you’re done having children and don’t want to get pregnant again, we’ll walk you through all of the options, discuss your goals, and help you choose the right birth control for you.
Birth control isn’t what it used to be. It’s expanded so to the point that there is a birth control plan that can meet the needs of women from all different walks of life. During your appointment, we’ll consider your goals, sensitivities to certain medications and discuss every option available. If at any point you have questions about your particular birth control method, we’ll be here to answer those questions and provide you with any assistance that you might need.
Mammograms and Bone Density Testing
Mammograms and bone density testing are two important aspects of women’s health. Mammograms are important tests that women over the age of 40 should schedule routinely. These tests help screen for breast cancer and detect breast abnormalities so that we can take rapid steps to address the issue and protect your overall health.
The aging process can cause your overall bone density to decrease, which puts you at a higher risk of osteoporosis. A bone density test can check the status of your bones and determine if you do have osteoporosis, which is a condition that makes your bones more fragile and prone to breaks. If you need either one of these tests, we can refer you to a provider who we trust and will give you the care and attention that you need and deserve.
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
When your hormones are out of balance, so is your life. Whether multiple pregnancies or menopause have caused your imbalance, we can help restore these hormones and help you achieve vitality and wellness. We’ll perform a series of detailed tests to determine your hormone levels and then create a treatment plan that helps you restore balance to your hormones and life. Some of the signs of a hormone imbalance include:
- Low libido
- Chronic fatigue
- Emotional instability
- Brain fog
- Weight gain
- Inability to gain lean muscle mass
- Poor complexion
There are several different delivery methods involved with BHRT, and we will choose the best one based on your lifestyle, hormones, and ultimate goals. We’ll walk with you through this process and monitor your levels along the way to ensure that your hormones are at optimal levels and that you feel amazing. Once you begin treatment, you’ll notice a change in your symptoms and your general well-being within a few weeks as your hormones stabilize.
The Benefits of BHRT
Patients who take steps to address their hormone deficiencies experience many different benefits, including:
- Increased sex drive
- Increased energy
- Mental clarity
- Balanced emotions
- Healthy weight loss
- Better muscle tone
- Improved complexion
PCOS stands for polycystic ovarian syndrome. This is a condition where multiple cysts grow on the ovaries, which influences hormone levels and a woman’s ability to get pregnant. Those who suffer from PCOS produce more male hormones than women without this condition. This can lead to irregular or missing periods and other problematic symptoms, including:
- Irregular ovulation
- Difficulty getting pregnant
- Excess hair growth
- Poor hair condition
- Oily skin
If you suffer from PCOS, we’ll assess your condition and help you achieve optimal health. We’ll provide you with ways to manage and resolve your symptoms so that you can find freedom from the pain and the discouragement that sufferers from PCOS often experience.
Your Health, Your Life
You are more than your health, but your health affects you. We want to treat your entire person so that you can not only be as healthy as possible but emotionally, physically, and mentally balanced. We offer a wide range of women’s health services to meet each of your needs and help you achieve and maintain optimal health. Investing in your health is one of the easiest ways to prevent disease and get a step ahead of any health conditions that arise.