From a young age, physical health needs to become a priority for every woman. The choices made, habits created, and scheduling of regular checkups to know what is happening in your body are of utmost importance to make a lasting impact on your health as you enter adulthood. The Woman’s Clinic has some specific advice for women from 16-24 years old.
Today’s young woman has so much to consider when it comes to her health. Some of the main issues that need to be considered (and decided on) are having regular routine checkups with a doctor, menstrual cycle health, sexual health and pregnancy prevention, weight management, and more.
At The Woman’s Clinic, we have a strong conviction to support women of every age, so we want to provide the education, tools, and treatment to assist through every stage of life. Here are a few recommendations to ensure a great start into adulthood:
Good Habits For A Healthy Lifestyle
It might get old hearing about how important diet and exercise are or trying to maintain a healthy sleep cycle, but it’s foundational to good health and helps prevent a number of health complications down the road. Plus, you’ll feel better!
Managing stress is also important. We all experience varying degrees of stress from time to time, and it is actually a useful response to a challenge or of demand. However, when you don’t purposely de-stress and let go of those challenges, it can become chronic and isn’t healthy. Often, this becomes consistent anxiety that you may need help addressing. Anyone at any age can suffer from anxiety disorders, and there are treatments available that can range from psychotherapy to medication.
Regular Check-Ups, Sexual Health, and Contraceptives
Every woman who has gone through puberty should get regular well-woman check-ups to make sure they are aware of body changes and can catch any health issues early enough to treat them. Although you may be nervous about your first exam, they often include more talking than you might expect. Your doctor will ask you good questions about you and your family, and a few that may seem a little personal, such as questions about your menstrual period or sexual activities. It’s important to answer honestly to make sure you’re getting the right care and are taking the best precautions where necessary.
Well-woman checkups are a great time to address any health questions with your doctor and get all the information you need to make the best decisions for yourself. Common concerns include:
- Cramps and problems with menstrual periods
- Weight management
- Sex, birth control, and STDs
- Alcohol, drugs, and smoking
- Emotional ups and downs
Making An Appointment At The Woman’s Clinic
At The Woman’s Clinic, our physicians and staff can give you compassionate advice regarding these sensitive issues and are always concerned about helping you navigate these challenges. New patients can establish care with a couple of simple forms and contacting us here.