Lompoc Valley Medical Center
Women have unique health issues such as pregnancy, menopause, and conditions of the female organs. Women and men also have many of the same health problems. But these problems can affect women differently.
Osteoporosis is a condition in which the body’s bones become less dense, making them vulnerable to breaks, also known as fractures. Gradual bone loss is a normal part of aging, but people with osteoporosis will have more bone loss than expected. Although osteoporosis is very common in the general population, there are things that you can do to reduce your risk of ever developing osteoporosis.
Detection and Diagnosis
Breast cancer can be detected in a number of ways. First, a woman may notice changes in her own breast tissue and she may bring them to the attention of her medical provider. Alternatively, a medical provider may perceive a change in a woman’s breast tissue during a clinical breast exam. Breast cancer may also be detected through a screening mammogram.