Health And Wellness Specialist

My OBGYN

OB-GYNs located in Pembroke Pines, FL

Women’s health needs can change dramatically as they get older, and at My OB/GYN, Dr. Helen Salsbury and the entire team are dedicated to providing the health and wellness services and care options that help women stay healthy at every stage of life. From family planning services to menopause management to diet and nutrition, every care plan is customized to suit the needs of women from teens to seniors throughout the Pembroke Pines, Florida, region.

Health and Wellness Q & A

What types of health and wellness services does My OB/GYN offer?

The team at My OB/GYN is committed to helping women enjoy optimal health and wellness at every age by providing not only the health screenings and treatment options women need, but also by offering lifestyle guidance and education to help every woman make healthier decisions and take a proactive role in her health and wellness. The practice offers an array of services aimed at addressing a woman’s whole-health needs, including:

  • Well-woman exams and checkups
  • On-site nutritionist
  • Detox programs
  • Vitamin analysis
  • Diet programs including the "Elimination Diet"
  • Osteoporosis screening and counseling
  • Menopause management
  • Family planning and birth control
  • STD testing and vaccines
  • Holistic and functional medicine approaches to health

 

The goal of our health and wellness program is to ensure women understand their unique needs and challenges and have access to solutions that can be customized specifically for their needs and goals - all under one roof.

What is involved in a medical diet program?

Carrying extra weight increases your chances of developing other serious conditions, most of which are then aggravated by the strain of obesity, in a loop that ends only with effective weight loss. Using Dr. Salsbury and My OB/GYN as a weight management partner provides you with information, guidance, and support as you progress toward your nutrition and weight management goals.

Behavior modification is often a key component of a diet program. This can include help with controlling food portions and healthy meal preparation techniques, as well as ways to add activity if you have a sedentary life. Exercise is also key to ongoing weight maintenance once you’ve met your target weight.

What other health risks may be avoided through a diet program?

Addressing weight issues not only relieves added stress on many health conditions, but it’s one of the best approaches for prevention of the diseases for which aging raises risks. Diabetes, for example, may be easier to manage with improvements to diet and exercise. These major lifestyle improvements may also reduce your risk of initially developing type 2 diabetes.

A similar relationship exists with cardiovascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis, stroke, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, and congestive heart failure. Getting weight under control is one of the best ways to prevent these disorders. It’s also an important strategy to help treat the conditions once they arrive.