Women’s Health Specialist

Redwood Family Health Center

Board Certified Family Practice Physicians & Pediatrics located in McKinney, TX & Farmers Branch, TX

If you’re like most women, taking care of your own health needs might fall to the bottom of a seemingly endless to-do list. Fortunately, outstanding women’s health services are available from Venkata Vallury, MD, Visalakshi Vallury, MD, and the team at Redwood Family Health Center in Farmers Branch and McKinney, Texas, under two subscription plan options. No matter how long it’s been since your last women’s health visit, booking an appointment is a great way to improve and sustain your health. Call the nearest office today to schedule an appointment or request one online today.

Women’s Health Q & A

What is women’s health, and why is it important?

Women have a distinct set of health needs, but far too many women place those needs behind obligations to family, career, and community. It’s important to understand that the best way to be there for others is to care for your own health, and women’s health visits are a great place to begin. 

There is a lot of crossover between annual physical exams, annual well-women exams, and women’s health visits. By entrusting your care to our team at Redwood Family Health Center, you can ensure that all aspects of your health and wellness are being looked after efficiently. 

The central focus of women’s health is embracing a healthy lifestyle and addressing health needs specific to the female sex. While reproductive health is certainly part of that process, many other issues also fall under the umbrella of women’s health. 

What are some examples of women’s health topics?

Every woman has a distinct set of health needs, but there are some general categories that all women can and should address. 

Active living

Did you know that heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death among American women? Hypertension, high cholesterol, and a sedentary lifestyle can be a deadly combination, and it’s important to have routine heart health screenings and make lifestyle adjustments as needed. 

Your doctor can help you find ways to incorporate more movement into your daily routines. If you show signs of heart health issues, medications or other treatment options can help. 

Enhanced nutrition

Few things have a greater impact on a woman’s health than nutrition. The foods you choose can make a substantial difference in how you feel each day and how well your body functions. 

Our team at Redwood Family Health Center can assess your diet and show you how to make meaningful improvements. Professional dietary and nutritional guidance can get you on the right track, and our team can also guide you toward supplements to boost your vitamin and mineral levels. 

Healthy sex life

Sexual health is often overlooked, but it’s a vital part of your overall health and wellness. Our team works with you to ensure you’re enjoying a healthy and fulfilling sex life.

That process includes learning how to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, as well as finding the right birth control for your lifestyle. If you find yourself no longer enjoying sex, there are numerous ways to address changes in libido, vaginal lubrication, and other issues. 

Family planning

Birth control is a powerful tool that allows women to choose the number and timing of pregnancies. As you consider how to structure your family, your doctor is here to give you advice on fertility planning, birth control, and how to ensure your body is prepared for the rigors of pregnancy and childbirth. 

Stress management

High levels of stress can be incredibly damaging to your overall health and wellness. Finding ways to identify signs of stress and manage stress levels is an essential part of healthy living.

You learn various ways to achieve more balance in your daily life and incorporate wellness practices into your routines. If you need more in-depth mental health services, our team can access resources to get you the care you need. 

Women’s health goes far beyond reproductive issues. Working with a skilled medical team is a great way to make the most of all aspects of a woman’s life at any age. 

When should I book a women’s health visit?

Any time is a good time to take a proactive approach to your health and wellness. You should also schedule a visit if you’re experiencing changes or symptoms and are searching for answers. 

Feel free to discuss women’s health matters during your annual physical exam or well-woman exam. If you’re already coming in for these essential health visits, you may not need to book a separate women’s health appointment.

When you’re ready to move forward, call the office to schedule an appointment, or request one online today.