Many women are scared to talk openly about their gynecological problems; however, keeping numb will only give birth to many health concerns. Moreover, these problems will intervene with your sex life and cause you unwanted pain and the risks of developing a grave disease like cancer. The common types of cancers that women face because of gynecological problems are – uterine, ovarian, and cervical cancer.
Dr. Matt Boente MD is a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology with over 30 years of valuable experience in the field with a sub-specialty in Gynecology Oncology. He graduated from the Rush Medical College located in Illinois, Chicago, USA. He later joined the Rush Presbyterian Medical Center to complete his Residency. He specializes in gynecologic oncology and is a member of many accredited medical boards in the USA like The American Association for Cancer Research, The American Society of Clinical Oncology, Oncology Society, and more.
When it comes to the gynecological health of women, he lays down five steps for women to take care of themselves well-
- The need to respect and fully accept your body
He says, as a woman, the first thing that you should do for yourself is to respect and accept your body, especially when it comes to gynecological health. He says that many women are still uncomfortable and ashamed to have a Pap Smear as they regard it to be a disgusting and unpleasant procedure.
However, he says that the reproductive system and sexual organs are an integral part of a woman’s body, and there is nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to taking care of their health. This is an attitude that should change, he says.
- Practice safe sex
He says there are over twenty sexually transmitted diseases that have been identified. The most common of them is the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or AIDS. This disease destroys the ability of the body to fight off infections and increases its risks to cancers. Other diseases could be the Human Papillomavirus or HPVs that boost the risks of developing gonorrhea and cervical cancer that causes pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and ectopic pregnancy.
- Maintain healthy body weight and eat a balanced diet
The menstrual cycle of a woman relies on her weight. Women who are very thin or too heavy will begin to experience issues like the loss of periods or irregular or excessive flow. Women should eat a healthy diet rich in fiber and drink plenty of water to keep constipation at bay and bring down period pain.
- Practice Kegel Exercises
Kegel exercises will make the pelvic region stronger. You will not experience sexual problems or issues with your bladder. Regular exercise in moderation will help you get a strong pelvic region.
- Good vulva and vagina care
Do not wear panty liners as they trap moisture in the area. Wear clothes through which you can breathe through easily. Avoid using harsh soaps in the region.
Dr.Matt Boente MD says that the above five steps will ensure good reproductive and sexual health in women. In case of any problems or pain in the area, you must consult a good specialist immediately.