Exploring Essential Aspects of Women’s Health

Written by CPGPs

On February 21, 2024
Women's health blog

In the UK, women still have a longer life expectancy than men. However, the latest data suggests healthy life expectancy has fallen, and women spend more years living with ill health and disability than men. Women’s health is of prime importance to our team. We offer specialised women’s health appointments to suit patients at different stages of life and to support their healthcare needs. Women’s health covers a huge range of conditions but below are three common areas in which we can help.

Reproductive Health

Reproductive health influences women’s well-being from their preteens to their later years. Understanding and managing your reproductive health is important. Looking out for any any changes or issues before they become more problematic is essential to ensure you live as healthily as possible. Reproductive health services can include:

  • Contraceptive advice: you may have a preferred contraceptive or be looking for advice and guidance on the best option to choose. Our GPs can discuss your options so you can make an informed decision.
  • Pregnancy and fertility: if you are hoping to get pregnant or have concerns about your fertility, we can advise on the next steps or refer you to specialists in the field.

Perimenopause and Menopause

The journey through perimenopause and menopause is unique to every woman. Age of onset, symptoms and experiences vary hugely. At Chelmsford Private GPs, we understand the importance of tailored support, advice and help for every woman to help her own journey through this change.

  • Symptom management: our GPs will help you manage uncomfortable symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness, exploring different options to suit your needs.
  • HRT and alternatives: We’ll discuss a range of options, including lifestyle changes, natural remedies, and complementary therapies, alongside the potential benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
  • Emotional support: your emotional well-being can feel fragile as you navigate hormonal changes in your body. From mood swings to anxiety and sleep issues, we can help you find a treatment plan to manage any unwanted emotional changes.

Cervical Smear Tests

Cervical Smear Tests: Prioritising preventative care

Regular cervical smear tests are crucial for early detection of cervical cancer. At Chelmsford Private GPs, Dr Abeyratna can offer cervical smear tests and she ensures:

  • Comfortable and convenient testing: We prioritise a gentle and respectful approach, putting you at ease.
  • Clear explanations: Receive all the information you need to understand your results and the next steps for informed decision-making.
  • Ongoing support: It’s natural to feel nervous about such an invasive procedure. We offer guidance and reassurance before, during, and after your test.

Prioritising Women’s Health

Chelmsford Private GPs offer a wide range of general medical services. Our women’s health service is designed to make all our patients feel at ease. You can book an appointment at a time that suits them to discuss any health issues at all. The three women’s health concerns discussed above are not at all exhaustive. Furthermore, our team is here to support female patients with any health concerns at all. Get in touch to book a women’s health check today.


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