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Wellness is a lifetime journey. The ObGyns and clinicians at Women's Health Texas are here to help you be your healthiest self, at every age. Read important news, get helpful tips for wellness, and find answers to frequently asked questions.

Wellness Articles and Blog Posts

How to perform a breast self-exam

How to perform a breast self-exam With February being designated self-check month, we thought we’d to share some useful information on how to perform a breast self-exam at home. Below you’ll learn how often you should perform an exam, the best positions for doing a self-exam, what to do if you notice a change and…

MonaLisa Touch® treatment delivers gentle CO₂ laser energy to rejuvenate the vaginal cells

MonaLisa Touch® treatment delivers gentle CO₂ laser energy to rejuvenate the vaginal cells. The MonaLisa Touch laser restores moisture and elasticity to the vaginal tissues, helping relieve the symptoms of vaginal atrophy.  This type of fractional laser has already been used effectively for many years to promote collagen production during cosmetic facials. The FDA approved…

Lesser-known birth control options for women

Lesser-known birth control options for women. If you think your options for birth control are limited, you may be pleasantly surprised to find there are some lesser-known birth control methods that may suit your needs. Our Women’s Health Texas ObGyns are here to share three options that you might not be familiar with. The female…

Cyberchondria – the dangers of using Google to self-diagnose

Cyberchondria – the dangers of using Google to self-diagnose. Nagging headache for 2 days…you could go to the doctor’s office. Or, you can consult Dr. Google since it’s faster, cheaper and more convenient, right? However, the first thing that pops up on your Google search is brain tumor! Although a headache is more likely caused…

Five facts every pregnant woman should know about preeclampsia

Five facts every pregnant woman should know about preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a condition that occurs during pregnancy. If left untreated, a woman with preeclampsia has a serious problem with high blood pressure that can affect her organs and cause harm to mother and baby. Generally, it occurs after the 20th week of pregnancy during the…

Five questions to ask during a well-woman exam

Five facts every pregnant woman should know about preeclampsia. Our ObGyns want you to know which questions you should ask during a well-woman exam. This appointment is the perfect time for you to talk frankly and openly with your physician. After all, an open and honest dialogue gives our ObGyns an opportunity to address your unique…

A discussion about pregnancy after age 35

A discussion about pregnancy after age 35. With more and more women postponing childbirth, the experienced ObGyns at Women’s Health Texas want you to have information about pregnancy later in life. Here are five facts about pregnancy after age 35: It can be more difficult to get pregnant. After age 32, a woman’s fertility begins to…

Baby on board – 10 tips for travel during pregnancy

Baby on board – 10 tips for travel during pregnancy. At Women’s Health Texas, we get a lot of questions about travel during pregnancy. Generally, most women can travel safely until their 36th week of pregnancy. However, women who have certain high-risk pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia, shouldn’t travel during pregnancy. Every pregnancy is different, so you…

The importance of the annual well-woman exam

The importance of the annual well-woman exam. Your annual well-woman exam is important. In fact, it’s a fundamental part of preventative care. Several vital assessments take place during this visit, including a health check, a physical exam, and health screenings. If you no longer need a yearly pap smear, you might be wondering if you still need…

The symptoms and findings of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

The symptoms and findings of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)? And what are the signs, symptoms and findings? At Women’s Health Texas, we hear a lot of questions about PCOS. We’re doing our part to help raise awareness and foster an open discussion about this important topic. PCOS is a hormonal disorder…

Five steps to take when preparing for labor and delivery

Five steps to take when preparing for labor and delivery. Congratulations on your pregnancy! As your due date approaches, preparing for labor and delivery will make you feel more confident for the grand finale of pregnancy—the birth of your baby. Our experienced ObGyns are here to help you get ready for labor and delivery and for everything…

The dos and don’ts of preventing STIs

The dos and don’ts of preventing STIs. World AIDS Day on December 1 serves as a reminder that you need to understand the dos and don’ts of preventing STIs. Our Women’s Health Texas ObGyns are always available to answer questions and provide confidential diagnosis and treatment for women who are concerned about STIs. STIs, or…

Three things you should honestly share at your first visit to the gynecologist

Three things you should honestly share at your first visit to the gynecologist. It’s perfectly normal to be nervous at your first visit to the gynecologist. To help you feel more assured and at ease, know that our Women’s Health Texas ObGyns are here to provide you with professional and compassionate women’s healthcare in a…

Women over 50 and STIs – What you need to know to protect yourself

Women over 50 and STIs – What you need to know to protect yourself. Today, more women over 50 are single than in past decades. Yet, many of these women do not take protective measures against STIs, or sexually transmitted infections. If you’re over 50, our ObGyns are here to offer vital information and advice…

Five signs you are going through menopause

Five signs you are going through menopause. Menopause is a natural transition for all women that can be accompanied by aggravating symptoms due to decreased ovarian production of estrogen and progesterone. Since no two women are alike, the severity and the length of time that symptoms persist varies from person to person. How can you…

From hot flashes to weight gain, there are ways to find menopause relief

From hot flashes to weight gain, there are ways to find menopause relief. People like to make jokes about menopause. But if you’re experiencing the symptoms, then you know it’s no laughing matter. Our ObGyns will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan because every woman’s experience during menopause is unique. Menopause Defined Most…

How minimally invasive surgery for heavy periods can help you

If you are suffering from heavy periods, our ObGyns can help. We provide expert diagnosis and treatment, including minimally invasive surgery for heavy periods. First, we’ll work to diagnose the cause of your heavy periods. We take a thorough history, perform a pelvic examination and may perform other diagnostic tests such as ultrasounds. Your treatment…

Four reasons NOT to ignore heavy menstrual bleeding

Four reasons NOT to ignore heavy menstrual bleeding. Bleeding through a pad or tampon every hour for several hours, requiring extra protection for nighttime bleeding or passing blood clots approximately the size of a quarter or larger. Does any of this sound familiar? Heavy menstrual bleeding, or menorrhagia, shouldn’t be ignored as it can cause…

Do these 5 things when you find out you’re pregnant

Do these 5 things when you find out you’re pregnant. Congratulations on your pregnancy! This is an exciting time and you’re probably full of questions like, when should I tell my family and friends? What will I name the baby? And how should I decorate the nursery? All of that is important, but you need…

Fertility treatment options for women dealing with infertility

Fertility treatment options for women dealing with infertility. If you are concerned about conceiving, you should consult with our ObGyns about fertility treatment options and fertility services. Our physicians can provide an infertility evaluation, fertility testing, and treatment for certain problems. Lifestyle changes are one of the most basic fertility treatment options There are several lifestyle…

I want my body back: Guidelines for postpartum exercise

I want my body back: Guidelines for postpartum exercise. Within weeks (or sometimes, days) after childbirth, many of our obstetricians will hear questions from mom’s about regaining their pre-pregnancy figure. Such questions as, “How soon can I exercise?” or “Is it ok for me to do crunches?” are commonly posed. At Women’s Health Texas, your…

What women need to know about the current Pap smear recommendations

What women need to know about the current Pap smear recommendations. In recent years, researchers and physicians have learned more about the relationship between HPV and cervical cancer, leading to new Pap smear recommendations. This information has led to co-testing, meaning our ObGyns perform both an HPV screening and Pap smear in women ages 31…

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