Impact of Social Media on Gynecology
It’s important for women to visit their gynecologist in order to promote excellent health. It should start as early as puberty, or once their reproductive organs mature. Regular evaluation needs to be done through a specialized gynecologist. An examination should be scheduled from an early age, between thirteen and fifteen years, or if they start to become active sexually.
A gynecologist will be able to explain all the usual functions of the body, as well as answer any questions related to menstruation. Among women that are older, they can discuss issues such as therapy for hormone replacements and menopause.
With annual examinations, the gynecologist will examine a womens breasts and perform a pelvic exam. This is important to detect any abnormal cells or any other disorders that can arise in a women’s reproductive system.
In the earlier year’s women would do this regularly. However, times have and are still changing. With women working full time we see less and less regular visits to gynecologists.
In the early year’s women used to mainly stay at home, and perform child rearing and household duties. They cooked, cleaned, took care of the kids and their husband. Yet, when their health was a concern, they made a plan and saw a doctor.
Today, women still have many of these responsibilities, but they now also work outside of the home as most households cannot cope with only one income anymore. Therefore, time has become a precious thing and we see more and more women turning to social media and online articles for advice on health issues.
This has had a great impact on the gynecology. Social Media is no longer just a platform to share your ideas, thoughts, and messages with friends. It is an advertisement and advice portal for all companies and industries as well.
Over 75% of Americans Use Social Media to Research Their Symptoms
Studies done during last year by a number of institutes and companies reported that about 75% or more of Americans use social media to research their symptoms or find advice about their conditions. It is assessed that more than 500 million people around the globe make use of mobile or online health applications to assess their wellbeing. Regular users tend to range in ages from 18 to 50, with those between 18 and 30 being more active.
Gynecologist needs to become more active on these platforms and offer advice, articles, and studies to their prospective and current clients. In this modern age of technology, not doing so could have a detrimental effect on their practices.
Services a Gynecologist Generally Offers to Women
During pregnancy, the gynecologist performs pre and post natal care, with regular visits throughout the pregnancy. An ultrasound is done to detect any abnormalities in the fetus. Bloodwork is evaluated throughout the pregnancy to make sure the mother is healthy.
STDs or sexually transmitted diseases
It’s very important to detect the cause of any STDs, lesions, or unusual discharge from the vagina, thus, it has to be evaluated. The gynecologist can use smears to decide if a sore or discharge can be related to a sexually transmitted disease. These diseases include Syphilis, PID/pelvic inflammatory disease, genital warts or HPV, herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia and bacterial vaginosis.
Common problems in women’s health
The top gynecologist can also assist women with other conditions such as detecting cancer, endometriosis and fibroid tumors. He/she will be able to evaluate these conditions and recommend treatments, surgery or medications, as well as different procedures or different contraception methods that can be used.
Endometriosis and fibroids are very common among women of all ages. If untreated, such issues may lead to serious health problems including cancer and infertility. Therefore, it’s important to detect endometriosis and fibroids as early as possible in order to avoid more serious consequences in the future.
When a woman reaches the stage of menopause, it’s possible to experience emotional and physical symptoms during this period of change in their life. The gynecologist will evaluate hormone blood levels and can prescribe hormonal or nonhormonal treatments to counteract the symptoms.
Most of the techniques to assess these conditions can be performed either in an outpatient surgical room, the office, or some of them in the hospital.
The Importance for Women to Concentrate on Preventative Health Care
Women need to take care of their health and bodies. They can never be too careful or cautious in caring for their bodies by taking steps to prevent and ward off any dangers. Articles and advice found online may at times be a bit off and could spread incorrect or inaccurate information.
Remember, it’s better to fight any condition in an early stage than to wait for the condition to develop into a serious problem. A woman should schedule regular checkups for their health, routine mammograms, and pap smears. They ought to take care and prevent against conditions such as breast or ovarian cancer, or HPVs, which will be in their overall best interest.
Women can do different things in their daily life to prevent any common health conditions like STDs, HPV, ovarian or breast cancers, and much more. If they are educated in the causes of these conditions and how to prevent them, it will be an important step towards their health and wellbeing.
A gynecologist can recommend what they should do to prevent these conditions, as well as what to do if it runs in the family. Additionally, they can assist with any health issues women might experience, what cause it and what steps to take.
A gynecologist can deal with and are trained to assist women in any of the following:
- Birth control
- Treating infections
- Perform pelvic organ surgeries
- Assist with urinary tract conditions
- Do abdominal and minimally invasive surgeries
Using techniques, such as vaginal surgery, laparoscopic hysteroscopy to treat:
The Benefits for Women in Online Searches about Health Conditions
If women experience any symptoms that feel out of the norm, it will be to their advantages to doing searches online about conditions it may relate to. There are a variety of articles that go into depth with information about women’s health conditions and procedures, as well as treatments available.
Yet, it’s very important to consult a gynecologist even when the information they research confirms that it’s not a dangerous condition. Sometimes, it may be symptoms that are similar to different conditions and it won’t be wise to ignore it.
Generally, women first worry about the health of their children, husband, partners and because of it, they neglect their own health. Time is always a factor and finding support and information online is a big help to many.
An illness may have symptoms that only appear now and then, but if it is not confirmed or treated in time, it can lead to serious problems at a later stage and sometimes even be the cause of death.
With gynecological advice and assistance online, on social media and through apps, women can become better informed and find the help they need quicker.
Do you have questions about the Impact of Social Media on OBGYN? Would you like to schedule an appointment with an internationally recognized gynecologist in Midtown NYC, Dr. Anat Zelmanovich of Manhattan Women’s Health and Wellness? Please contact our office for an OBGYN consultation.
Dr. Anat Zelmanovich, Gynecologist (Gynecologist NYC, Midtown OB GYN)
New York, NY10010
(Between Madison Ave & Park Ave)
☎ (212) 533-4575