Congratulations, you’re having a baby! Now begins a lifetime of choices that you’re not only making for yourself, but for your new little one as well. While some decisions will be easier than others, choices regarding your baby’s health can be tough, especially if you’re getting conflicting information.
There are very few things more important than being well-informed about your health. Regular checkups, screenings and preventive medicine often put a patient’s mind at ease and may help increase their quality of life. Recently, the American Cancer Society has changed their recommendations on mammogram guidelines, and we’ve encountered patients who are confused, not only about what the new guidelines are, but about why they’ve changed.
Some medical conditions exhibit symptoms that are very recognizable, making those conditions faster and easier to diagnose and begin treatment. But what if you’re exhibiting symptoms of a disorder that seem like they’re common day-to-day maladies? This can make disorders like PCOS, a prevalent, long-term disorder, harder to diagnose and treat. What’s worse, sometimes the symptoms of PCOS can cause additional, serious risk factors for patients.