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For Women Only

For Women Only

Women are unique for all they do, working hard at their jobs and for their families. They’re active, strong and resourceful.

While there are no guarantees, there’s plenty of research to suggest women can live long, healthy lives if they exercise regularly, control their stress, eat healthy foods and see their doctor for regular check-ups.

But being a woman also means experiencing health conditions that are unique to women, such as menopause with those embarrassing hot flashes and fibroids with that uncomfortable pain. Dare we mention incontinence? At OhioHealth, we’re sensitive to meeting women’s unique healthcare needs, read our women's health guide for more information. 


Breast health

Breast health for every woman is a little bit different. At OhioHealth, our breast health program is a little bit different too. Our comfortable mammography centers are equipped with all-digital technology, where routine care is just easier. And for women who need it, the OhioHealth breast health program includes a team of expert physicians in 5 medical specialties, leading-edge diagnostic and treatment options and dedicated breast health nurses to guide and support you at every step.


Fibroids

OhioHealth offers women more treatment options for uterine fibroids than any other health system in Ohio, including the only MR Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) in Ohio, a non-invasive technology that destroys uterine fibroids without removal of the uterus. Contact the OhioHealth Fibroid Center of Excellence at Riverside Methodist for more information at (614) 566-3232, or talk to your doctor about what options are best for you.


Incontinence

If you accidentally release urine, you’re not alone—more than 16 million American women experience some degree of incontinence. While the problem is common, it is not normal and in most cases can be treated. At OhioHealth, we offer non-surgical treatments, such as medication and physical therapy, as well as surgical options


Menopause

Menopause is defined by a complete end to menstrual periods and is a transition to the non-fertile years in a woman’s life. Realistically, it also means a wide range of symptoms that can be visible to others and, at times, embarrassing. The average age for menopause is 51, but it can happen at a much earlier age for some women. If you’re experiencing signs and symptoms of menopause, talk to your doctor about what you can do to relieve your symptoms and keep your body healthy during this transition.


Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a silent disease—you could have it and not even know it since osteoporosis has virtually no symptoms. It affects half of all women over the age of 50 and almost 90% of those over 75. Even young women are being diagnosed. Talk to your doctor about your risk for osteoporosis. Take precautions by getting screened for osteoporosis with a bone density test.