How to take care of women’s health?

An obste­tri­cian-gyne­col­o­gist at the ICSI Clin­ic repro­duc­tive health clin­ic tells how mod­ern women can take care of them­selves and their health Anna Polosenko.

advice from a gynecologist

What is she, today’s woman? Phoenix Bird with a mul­ti-task­ing set of pro­fes­sion­al, mun­dane, mater­nal, mar­i­tal and many oth­er tasks and respon­si­bil­i­ties. Every day she burns out in the dai­ly host of wor­ries, so that in the morn­ing, thanks to cof­fee, she will rise again from the ash­es and go along the usu­al route of her busi­ness.

Every­one knows that the human body, as a com­plex mech­a­nism, wears out over time, requires care, repair and rest. They know. But they for­get that any prob­lem is eas­i­er to pre­vent than to solve.


First of all, a reg­u­lar annu­al check-up is nec­es­sary — this is not a waste of time, but an impor­tant invest­ment in your future health.
I advise you to under­go an extend­ed com­plex, which includes the fol­low­ing diag­nos­tic meth­ods:

  • Ultra­sound of the pelvic organs;
  • Ultra­sound of the mam­ma­ry glands;
  • Ultra­sound of the thy­roid gland (with the deliv­ery of hor­mones);
  • col­poscopy (exam­i­na­tion of the cervix);
  • col­lec­tion of cer­tain lab­o­ra­to­ry tests (analy­sis of secre­tions and cytol­ogy).

Based on the results of these tests, the gyne­col­o­gist and the woman will under­stand the state of her health.


Also, do not for­get about your diet, which should suit you as much as pos­si­ble and sat­is­fy your needs, since nutri­tion great­ly affects the state of the body as a whole.

“We are what we eat,” Hip­pocrates once said. In his opin­ion, many human dis­eases are the result of mal­nu­tri­tion.

And a woman, as the beau­ti­ful half of human­i­ty, should know like no one else: exter­nal beau­ty depends on inter­nal health! And look­ing into the refrig­er­a­tor before going to bed, it is advis­able to remem­ber that there are food-friends, and there are food-ene­mies.

There­fore, be friends with cab­bage, get along with berries, be friends with fish, do not for­get about eggs, be on friend­ly terms with cot­tage cheese and sour-milk prod­ucts, keep com­pa­ny with all nuts, respect greens and, for­give me men, favor gar­lic — an implaca­ble ene­my of female inflam­ma­to­ry dis­eases. dis­eases!

“Lis­ten to your­self and do not exhaust your­self with diets!”.

advice from a gynecologist



An equal­ly impor­tant point in assess­ing wom­en’s health is the hor­mon­al back­ground.

“Your hor­mon­al pass­port is an impor­tant doc­u­ment for trav­el­ing through your hap­py future.”

There are many hor­mones, but there are espe­cial­ly impor­tant for wom­en’s health:

  • FSH (fol­li­cle-stim­u­lat­ing hor­mone) is pro­duced in the pitu­itary gland, pro­motes the for­ma­tion and mat­u­ra­tion of eggs. Par­tic­i­pates in the for­ma­tion of the fol­li­cle. It is its max­i­mum lev­el that leads to ovu­la­tion. The test for the lev­el of FSH is one of the main ones for detect­ing patholo­gies of the repro­duc­tive sys­tem in women.
  • LH (luteiniz­ing hor­mone) also “orig­i­nates” in the pitu­itary gland and stim­u­lates the pro­duc­tion of prog­es­terone, ensur­ing ovu­la­tion and the for­ma­tion of the cor­pus luteum. Keep an eye on it: its high lev­el is a har­bin­ger of pre­ma­ture menopause.
  • Prog­es­terone is a unique “devel­op­ment” of the female body. Syn­the­sized in the ovaries, adren­al cor­tex. Its main task is the reg­u­la­tion of the men­stru­al cycle. It pre­pares the endometri­um for the attach­ment of the egg, main­tain­ing the preg­nan­cy.
  • Estra­di­ol is a beau­ty hor­mone. It is he who forms the sec­ondary sex­u­al char­ac­ter­is­tics, round­ed shapes of the fig­ure, is respon­si­ble for the soft tim­bre of the voice and del­i­cate skin, while simul­ta­ne­ous­ly par­tic­i­pat­ing in the reg­u­la­tion of the men­stru­al cycle and main­tain­ing a good mood and libido.
  • Testos­terone (yes, it is he!) plays an impor­tant role in a wom­an’s repro­duc­tive health, par­tic­i­pat­ing in the for­ma­tion of the ovar­i­an fol­li­cle. It is about him that you can say “too much, it’s not healthy”: an increase in its lev­el can lead to men­stru­al irreg­u­lar­i­ties, the appear­ance of facial hair, acne, and seb­or­rhe­ic der­mati­tis.
  • AMH (anti-mul­ler­ian hor­mone) is respon­si­ble for the ovar­i­an reserve of the ovaries — for the female trea­sury of eggs. The chances of suc­cess­ful con­cep­tion depend on it. Most often, the hor­mone is ele­vat­ed in poly­cys­tic ovary syn­drome, infer­til­i­ty, and ovar­i­an tumors.
  • Pro­lactin also ensures the prop­er func­tion­ing of the repro­duc­tive sys­tem. An increase in its lev­el is one of the com­mon caus­es of infer­til­i­ty.
  • Thy­roid-stim­u­lat­ing hor­mone helps main­tain nor­mal weight and stay lean.


On aver­age, women are more stressed than men. But thanks to our lit­tle helpers — estro­gens pro­duced by the female body, we cope with dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tions with greater ease and endurance.

We cope! But stress also has a detri­men­tal effect on our body, remind­ing us of our­selves for a long time with headaches and nau­sea, chron­ic fatigue and hair loss, decreased libido, men­stru­al irreg­u­lar­i­ties and fre­quent urge to uri­nate. Fur­ther more — a vio­la­tion of the hor­mon­al back­ground, pan­ic attacks, dis­tur­bances in the func­tion­ing of the immune sys­tem and, as a result, a greater pre­dis­po­si­tion to the appear­ance of many com­plex dis­eases.

How to fight? Con­sume vit­a­mins A, C and E, which con­tain a large amount of free rad­i­cals; love your body and give it annu­al exam­i­na­tions: any fire is eas­i­er to pre­vent than to extin­guish it lat­er! Neg­a­tive has accu­mu­lat­ed — go to a psy­chol­o­gist, this is nor­mal!

Final­ly learn not to take unpleas­ant sit­u­a­tions to heart and enjoy small dai­ly joys — go in for sports, have sex, allow your­self a glass of red dry after a hard day! And smile: stress does not like when they do not obey it 🙂

Trust your gyne­col­o­gist. Take care not only of your phys­i­cal con­di­tion, but also of your men­tal state. So many moti­vat­ing pro­grams, cours­es that will help you unlock your poten­tial. Make time for your­self! Lis­ten to your body! Talk to your­self! A healthy woman is a hap­py woman!

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