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Women's Health Care and COVID-19: What You Should Know

Researchers are still learning about the coronavirus and how it impacts women’s health. At the moment, there isn’t enough data for researchers to draw any conclusions about whether COVID-19 impacts women differently than men.

However, many women still want to keep in touch with their doctors during the pandemic, so how can they access health care without risking getting infected with COVID-19?

We asked our NUWA WORLD specialist Dr. Uzoma Nwaubani what women can do during the pandemic to get health care without putting themselves in danger of catching the novel coronavirus.

How you can get women’s health care during the pandemic 

Telemedicine, or telehealth, isn’t a new idea. Medical professionals have used video and phone calls to consult and prescribe medications to patients in remote areas for decades. 

However, during the pandemic, online and over-the-phone consults are the only way you can get hold of a medical professional if you aren’t experiencing a medical emergency.

You can benefit from a telemedicine service if you need:

Not all health problems can be solved over the phone or online. You may need to see a medical professional in person if you experience the following:

The best way to find out whether you need in-person consultations is to give your medical professional a call and describe your symptoms. 

Who’s at risk for developing complications from COVID-19?

In Florida, 83% of those who’ve died from coronavirus were 65 years or older. However, complications can occur at any age, especially if you:

These risk factors can be compounded by nutritional deficiencies that impact your immune system.

How diet can boost immunity

Proper nutrition during these times is important, too. The food you eat is deconstructed in your gut to create the building blocks needed for your body to function optimally. 

A diet low in essential amino acids and high in sugars can lead to poor immune system activity. Healthy fats are equally important and without a good balance between omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, your body can’t absorb or use many vitamins.

Continue medical care without exposing yourself to COVID-19 

Our specialist, Dr. Nwaubani, can now meet with you on the phone or on Skype between 3pm and 6pm Monday through Friday. 

If you experience any symptoms, want to find out if you’re a good candidate for one of our cosmetic procedures, or wish to inquire about our urogynecology services, contact our Wildwood, Florida, by phone or online to schedule a telehealth appointment today.

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