Annual physical exams with a doctor are very important for the prevention of any serious healthcare problem. Dr. Janette Nguyen and Dr. Hoan Ngo can provide you with women's health care at Premier NW Houston Medical Group in Cypress, TX.
In the U.S., 41.8 percent of women over the age of 19 are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Often, obesity is a chronic problem that has many causes and can cause related health care problems. When the body has excessive fat it can alter the way it works.
The Body Mass Index is used to decide if someone has an obesity problem. A BMI of 30 or higher means the person is obese. A woman with obesity could work on changing her diet to consume fewer calories. She could, also, exercise more frequently and attempt to burn calories. Reducing the amount of stress that they are experiencing can help some women.
Losing weight does not always work right away, but a healthy diet and a low-stress lifestyle would usually help them and prevent illnesses that are related to obesity.
The disease that affects the most women is heart disease. In the U.S., about 300,977 women die annually from heart disease. Only about half of women are aware of this.
Dietary changes that include more fruits and vegetables and less saturated fat and cholesterol help with decreasing risk.
Uterine fibroids are tumors that usually are not cancerous that grow in a woman's uterus. In the U.S., approximately 26 million women ages 15 to 50 have uterine fibroids. They can be so small that they cannot be seen and so big that they change the shape and size of the uterus. A woman may be at risk of getting them if they use birth control, are deficient in Vitamin D, have a diet with excessive meat and low in fruits and vegetables, and have a family history.
Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Ngo can provide you with women's health care at Premier NW Houston Medical Group in Cypress, TX. Call their office today at (281) 758-1022 to schedule an appointment.