Female Wellness, Birth Control, & Menopausal Care
Women’s wellness care is key to health management as well as disease detection and prevention throughout your life. We call this type of care the well woman exam. It allows your health care provider to screen for potential reproductive health problems, answer your questions, and to discuss your concerns. Your exam will include the following:
- Basic history
- Physical exam
- Review of medications
- Breast exam
- Pelvic exam with pap test
- Contraceptive counseling (if indicated)
- Menopause and midlife counseling (if appropriate)
- Laboratory testing
When our Central Iowa OB/GYN specialists perform these fundamental gynecology services in Des Moines, IA, it reduces the risk of untreated conditions and future problems.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
We use bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to balance upset or deficient hormone levels. Blood tests determine these levels, and if there is a deficiency or imbalance, we recommend BHRT. These abnormal levels may occur with lifestyle habits and aging. Hormone supplementation such as BHRT can relieve the following symptoms:
- Painful periods
- Heavy bleeding
- Menstrual migraines
- Low sex drive
- Trouble sleeping
- Menopausal symptoms
Local pharmacies prepare specific BHRT hormone creams to treat such symptoms. Restoring hormone balance also provides greater protection from chronic diseases.
Bio-identical hormones are safe and effective in relieving declining hormone symptoms. Unlike conventional HRT, BHRT is derived from plant sources and structured to resemble natural hormones. Since the body recognizes these hormones, it uses them to replenish healthy hormone levels for optimal function. Forms of BHRT include progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone. Take control of your feminine health with our quality gynecology services in Des Moines, IA. Call us at (515) 267-8300 to set up your appointment today.