Together at Her Medical we support seniors to age well. The goal is to maintain the highest quality of life and Her Medical is focused on prevention, identifying risks early and preventing problems later in life so that the patient can enjoy an independent, high quality of life in their senior years.
From the mid-thirties, women begin to lose bone density. Osteopenia and Osteoporosis refer to a loss of bone strength which makes bones more fragile and at high risk of fracture.
After age 60, 1 out of 2 Australian women will have a fracture related to Osteoporosis.
General Practitioners can guide and provide information on the importance of calcium and vitamin D supplementation, measures to prevent bone loss, maintain bone strength and prevent falls.
Screening of patients at higher risk of Osteopenia and Osteoporosis due to certain medical conditions and medications is another important aspect of women’s health consultation.
Urinary incontinence and bowel leakage is common and often embarrassing to discuss.
1 in 3 women who have had a baby and up to 10% of those who have not given birth, will have urinary incontinence.
During pregnancy and with age, the pelvic floor muscles that support the bladder, bowel and uterus can stretch and weaken; causing continence issues, and often, these issues tend to worsen with time.
The good news is that there is a multitude of treatments available to improve incontinence, and the sooner treatment is sought, the better. There is no such thing as being “too old” or “too late”.
Pelvic organ prolapse refers to the stretching of the ligaments and muscles that support those organs causing them to drop down. Uterine, vaginal, bowel and bladder are all types of prolapse.
Anything that increases pressure on the pelvic floor can cause a prolapse, for example:
Postmenopausal women are also very prone to prolapse due to the decline in oestrogen levels which causes thinning, weakening and loss of elasticity in the pelvic floor muscles.
Treatment options including lifestyle modification, pessary sizing and insertion and Juliet Laser treatment or referral for surgery if required.
The general practitioners at Her Medical are driven to utilise anti-ageing knowledge aimed at treating and preventing diseases associated with growing old.
Getting older is inevitable, but the process can be slowed down if healthy preventative life choices are made. Part of the preventative solution is being proactive and ensuring that you are participating in all preventative processes available to you.
Keep your mind and body at their best.
Exercise is used as a lifestyle prescription to reduce pain, better manage chronic conditions, and improve sleep and life mood.