Although cancer still ranks at the top of women's health fears, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women. Women are nine times more likely to succumb to cardiovascular disease than to breast cancer, but heart disease encroaches more stealthily; its symptoms may be more subtle and begin about a decade later in women than they do in men, and it usually doesn't kill until women are over 70.
Janice M. Lepp, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Location and Office HoursMemorial Medical Group
102 NW 31st
Lawton, OK 73505
What is the leading cause of death in women?
Celeste Robb-Nicholson, Internal Medicine, answeredHelpful? 1 person found this helpful.
How often does a healthy young woman need a check-up?
Howard LeWine, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredDuring your 20s, you should have a routine preventive care visit every two years. There are two main reasons why you need an actual office visit:
- Blood pressure check
- Pelvic exam with a Pap smear
Plus, when you have an office visit every two years, your doctor can review your family medical history, diet, exercise habits and use of tobacco and alcohol.
Doctors often screen for depression during a routine checkup by asking:
- Have you been feeling sad or hopeless?
- Have you noticed a loss of interest or pleasure in doing things you used to enjoy?
You may feel fine. But a routine checkup gives you a chance to ask medical questions not worthy of a separate appointment.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
As a mom, why does my hip hike up and to the right?
Well, that fact that you are a mom is one big hint for me. In studio I refer to this as “mom hip syndrome”. Both of my kids lived on my right hip for years! It is a constant practice for me to work towards bringing my hips and low back to balance. This “syndrome” is not limited to parents. It is very common. Our hips are meant to be level and square with a neural spine. But, life (like being a mom) takes us out of balance. A simple way you can start to level out your hips is to focus on your feet and weighting both legs evenly while you stand. While standing in line or talking to someone in the office, notice if you are weighting one leg more than the other and jutting your hip out. If you are still holding children, be aware of which side you favor and make an effort to hold them in other ways. Work on drawing up from the core as you weight your feet evenly and stand taller. This will help!Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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