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Comprehensive Lifestyle and Nutritional Counseling

Annual gynecological exams are preventative tools available to help women identify and treat complications that pose a threat to their health as early as possible. By getting annual exams, women can also learn to maintain a healthy lifestyle and adopt habits that facilitate long-term health. Exams for women often screen for sexually transmitted diseases and include the administration of vaccinations for common diseases like HPV, hepatitis, and the flu. As women age, annual exams may also include discussions about using hormone supplementation to manage the symptoms of, as well as the use of supplements to prevent osteoporosis.

Did you know…

that your annual gynecological exam is an excellent opportunity to discuss family planning with your doctor? Your gynecologist can offer fertility counseling, as well as education about ovulation and improving your chances of conception. If you are not yet ready to start a family or are finished having children, you can speak with your gynecologist about your options for birth control.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m not overweight. Do I need lifestyle and nutritional counseling?

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that you begin getting breast health exams at age 19 and annual pelvic exams with pap smears at age 21. Once your reach age 30, you will still need breast and pelvic exams each year but may space pap smears every two years so long as all previous pap smears have been normal.

How can lifestyle and nutritional counseling help me?

Lifestyle and nutritional counseling are not an attempt at rapid weight loss or successful dieting. Instead, it is designed to facilitate changes that can be sustained for life. Our program can help you:
Set realistic health goals
Achieve and maintain your ideal weight
Maximize your energy levels
Fight back against cravings
Understand nutrition and the types of foods that help/harm your body
Manage your stress

What types of changes will I need to make to see improvements in my health?

Per the name, lifestyle counseling will target your health and wellbeing in every area of life. When one area is out of balance, every area suffers. The changes you will need to make will be specific to your situation. However, we always encourage changes that mean better sleep, less stress, healthier nutrition, and a stronger mind-body connection.