Women’s Health

Women’s Health services offered in Houston and Spring, TX

Whether it’s time for your first pelvic exam, you need birth control, or you’re desperate to get relief from menopause symptoms, Yamil Benech Jimenez, FNP-BC, and the team at Benech Family Clinic can help. You get compassionate care for your concerns and gentle treatment that eases your symptoms and improves your quality of life. When you need gynecology services or care for other women’s health concerns, call the office in Houston, Texas, or book an appointment online today.

Women’s Health Q&A

What are the top women’s health concerns?

Women’s health traditionally refers to caring for their unique reproductive health care needs. While that’s certainly an essential part of women’s health, Benech Family Clinic takes it a step further to include all the concerns that affect your health.

Three issues that have a high priority in women’s health care include:

Heart health

Heart disease and heart attacks are the top cause of death in women, accounting for one in five deaths.

Breast cancer

Out of all the possible types of cancer, breast cancer is the most common, even surpassing lung and colorectal cancers.

Autoimmune diseases

Women are much more likely than men to have an autoimmune disease — 80% of people diagnosed with an autoimmune condition are women. Examples of autoimmune diseases include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Type I diabetes
  • Celiac disease
  • Lupus
  • Psoriasis
  • Alopecia areata (hair loss)
  • Hashimoto’s disease (underactive thyroid)
  • Grave’s disease (overactive thyroid)

While autoimmune diseases aren’t curable, your symptoms can be well controlled with chronic health management at Benech Family Clinic.

What women’s health services might I receive?

Well-woman exams include a comprehensive evaluation of reproductive health — Benech Family Clinic welcomes anyone with female reproductive organs to receive top-tier care. Your Benech Family Clinic provider reviews your medical, menstrual, and reproductive history. They also check your weight, blood pressure, and heart rate.

During your exam, you may get a range of services, including:

  • Pelvic exam
  • Breast exam
  • Pap smear
  • Birth control
  • Pregnancy test
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing and treatment
  • Menopause management
  • Hormone replacement therapy

As part of women’s health care, your provider also screens for chronic health conditions, including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and autoimmune diseases.

Depending on the results of the exam, your provider may do blood tests, a urinalysis, or order diagnostic imaging.

What screenings does women’s health include?

Your Benech Family Clinic provider recommends health screenings based on the most current guidelines, your risk factors, age, and overall health. They take care of some health screenings in the office. For example, they check for lumps in your breasts and do a Pap smear, which screens for cervical cancer.

Your provider may refer you to another clinic for more specialized health screenings. Examples include a mammogram (to screen for breast cancer if they find a lump), a bone density screening (for osteoporosis), and a colonoscopy (to screen for colorectal cancer).

If you have questions about women’s health or need to schedule an appointment, call Benech Family Clinic or book online today.