Women’s health care is focused on issues that specifically affect women and female reproductive health. Women’s health care is specialized and centered on caring for women and their unique needs.
The Village Emergency Centers provides a variety of diagnostic testing and treatments for women who have:
This list represents an overview of the myriad health problems that women face.
Women face a number of emergency health issues that fall under any of the categories listed above. More specifically, these problems include:
Again, this list only represents some of the issues that require emergency care. If there’s any question as to whether you should seek immediate medical care, please call Village ER for guidance.
About one in three women die annually in the United States because of heart disease or stroke. One of the biggest problems is that women often have symptoms that present differently than they do in men. To better understand the issue, here are most common signs of a heart attack in women:
While these are largely the same symptoms that men experience, women may feel dizziness and lightheadedness, without feeling any pressure in their chests, which is the most common symptom associated with heart attacks. All too often, a woman is unaware that she’s having a problem until it’s too late, because heart attacks are most often associated with chest pains.
A UTI, or a urinary tract infection, is any infection that occurs in the urinary system, which includes your bladder, urethra, ureters, or kidneys. Most UTIs involve the bladder and urethra, and prompt treatment helps prevent the infection from moving into the ureters and kidneys, which is a more serious condition.
Although you may not have all of these symptoms when you have a urinary tract infection, the most common ones include:
If the UTI goes untreated or spreads to your kidneys, there can be serious complications, such as:
When your body’s defense system fails and bacteria enters your urinary tract, they settle and multiply, often in the bladder. In women, a common cause of UTIs is Escherichia coli (or E. coli, for short) which is a bacteria found in the gastrointestinal tract that spreads from the anus to the urethra when wiping back to front after a bowel movement.
Other causes include:
The Village Emergency Centers medical experts have extensive experience diagnosing and treating urinary tract infections. If you have symptoms, visit one our locations, which are open 24 hours a day and all year round.
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