10 Common Women’s Health Questions Answered by Nao Medical Experts

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As women, we all have questions about our health and well-being. From changes in our menstrual cycles to concerns about pregnancy and sexual health, it’s important to have accurate information and guidance from trusted medical professionals. At Nao Medical, our team of experts is here to answer some of the most common women’s health questions we receive from patients.

1. How often should I have a pelvic exam and Pap smear?

The frequency of pelvic exams and Pap smears can vary based on your age and medical history. Generally, women should start having pelvic exams and Pap smears around age 21 or when they become sexually active. From there, the frequency of these exams will depend on factors such as age, overall health, and previous Pap smear results. Your Nao Medical provider can help determine the best schedule for you based on your individual needs.

2. How can I lower my risk of breast cancer?

While there is no surefire way to prevent breast cancer, there are steps you can take to lower your risk. Maintaining a healthy weight, limiting alcohol consumption, staying physically active, and getting regular mammograms and breast exams can all help reduce your risk. Your Nao Medical provider can work with you to develop a personalized breast cancer prevention plan.

3. What is HPV and how can I protect myself?

HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a common sexually transmitted infection that can lead to cervical cancer. Vaccines are available to protect against certain strains of HPV, and practicing safe sex by using condoms can also reduce your risk of infection. Regular Pap smears can also help detect HPV and cervical cancer early on.

4. What should I expect during menopause?

Menopause is a natural part of aging for women, typically occurring in their late 40s or early 50s. Common symptoms include hot flashes, mood changes, and vaginal dryness. Your Nao Medical provider can help manage these symptoms through lifestyle changes, medications, and hormone therapy.

5. What are some effective birth control options?

There are many birth control options available, including hormonal methods such as the pill, patch, and ring, as well as non-hormonal methods such as condoms and intrauterine devices (IUDs). Your Nao Medical provider can help you determine which method is best for your individual needs and lifestyle.

6. What should I know about nutrition during pregnancy?

A healthy diet is important for both you and your baby during pregnancy. Eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can help ensure you’re getting the nutrients you need. Your Nao Medical provider can provide specific recommendations based on your individual pregnancy and medical history.</p

7. How can I maintain good sexual health?

Practicing safe sex, getting regular STI testing, and discussing any concerns with your healthcare provider are all important steps for maintaining good sexual health. Your Nao Medical provider can provide guidance on safe sex practices and testing schedules.

8. What are some common menstrual cycle changes and when should I be concerned?

It’s normal for menstrual cycles to vary slightly from month to month, but significant changes such as irregular periods, heavy bleeding, or severe cramping may be cause for concern. If you experience any unusual changes to your menstrual cycle, speak with your Nao Medical provider to determine if further evaluation or treatment is needed.

9. What mental health services are available at Nao Medical?

Nao Medical offers a range of mental health services, including therapy and medication management. Our providers are experienced in treating a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

10. How can I maintain overall wellness as a woman?

Maintaining overall wellness as a woman involves prioritizing self-care, including getting regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and managing stress. Your Nao Medical provider can work with you to develop a personalized wellness plan to meet your individual needs.


At Nao Medical, we understand that women’s health concerns are unique and require personalized care. Our team of expert providers is dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable care to women of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you have questions about your menstrual cycle, pregnancy, sexual health, or overall wellness, we’re here to help. Book an appointment today to start taking charge of your health!


Q: What insurance plans does Nao Medical accept?

A: Nao Medical accepts a wide range of insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare. Please visit our Insurances Accepted page for a full list.

Q: How can I book an appointment at Nao Medical?

A: You can book an appointment online through our patient portal, or by calling your nearest Nao Medical clinic.

Q: Does Nao Medical offer telemedicine services?

A: Yes, Nao Medical offers telemedicine services for select appointments. Please speak with your Nao Medical provider to determine if telemedicine is a good option for you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be considered, construed or interpreted as legal or professional advice, guidance or opinion.

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