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Dr. Norma Waite is a Leading Female Gynecologist in Orlando Florida. Orlando Medical Center OB/GYN has been meeting the needs of women throughout Central Florida and beyond since 1997. Our physicians are leaders in both normal and high-risk obstetrics as well as experts in advanced gynecological procedures and minimally invasive surgeries. This inclusive range of obstetric and gynecological services provides patients with the most comprehensive women’s care available. We understand the importance of women’s health issues, which is why we go beyond just treating patients. We not only care for patients, but we also educate them on the issues that affect their well-being. With educational articles and procedure explanations, our website is available to assist our patients with making informed decisions about their healthcare.

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  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Defecatory Disorders
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Gynecological Cancers
  • Infertility
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Perineal Descent
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Urinary Incontinence

 

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Three Key Exercises

 

Pregnant? Find the best exercises for you!

Maintaining a regular exercise routine throughout your pregnancy can help you stay healthy and feel your best. Regular exercise during pregnancy can improve your posture and decrease some common discomforts such as backaches and fatigue. There is evidence that physical activity may prevent gestational diabetes (diabetes that develops during pregnancy), relieve stress, and build more stamina needed for labor and delivery. If you were physically active before your pregnancy, you should be able to continue your activity in moderation.

30 Minute Boot Camp.

We are busy. Some of us are mothers, others students, career women, astronauts, or all of the above. But, no matter what we do or who we are, we are busy. We carry the weight of everyone’s world on our shoulders, so when it comes to exercising and eating right, some things fall through the cracks. You’re tired, your feet ache, you read Good Night Moon seventeen times to your daughter who has the energy level of a pinball and you just want to go to bed in order to do it all again tomorrow. But there are ways to incorporate exercise into your everyday tasks, without taking time out of the day to do it. Here are some ways to incorporate a healthy lifestyle while still doing all of the things that make you the working woman.

How to Cool Down.

Cool downs are post-exercise routines of low intensity and stretching that are used to return the body to its resting state gradually. It is often overlooked because of fatigue or time considerations. However, it is just as important in a robust exercise routine. The primary aims of a cool-down are to prevent injury and give the body ample opportunity to recover properly. Cool downs also serve to maximize the benefits derived from exercise, apart from their primary function of returning the body to equilibrium. Indeed, exercising without a cool-down routine is like braking suddenly in your car instead of slowing down gradually. Braking suddenly is bad for fuel efficiency and also puts stress on the vehicle and tires. Likewise, stopping strenuous exercise without a transitionary period is going to put stress on your body and its systems.


 

Did You Know?

Did you know that mammogram and breast exams by a health care professional are currently the most reliable way to detect breast abnormalities at their earliest, most treatable stages. Breast self-exam may also help you identify something abnormal in your breast tissue. Clinical breast exams should be performed every three years between ages 20 to 40 and annually after the age of 40. Every woman should have a mammogram once every one to two years, beginning at age 40.

Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States? Many people think that heart disease only affects men. This is not true. Any woman can develop heart disease.

Educate yourself about how to lower your risk of heart disease.

  • Find out if heart disease runs in your family.
  • Visit your doctor or clinic often. Find out if you are at risk.
  • Don’t smoke. Stay away from other people who are smoking.
  • Get your blood pressure checked often. You might need medicine to keep it at the right level.
  • Control your diabetes.
  • Get your cholesterol checked often.
  • Stay active. Walking every day can lower your chances of a heart attack.
  • Eat right and keep a healthy weight.
  • Eat less salt.
  • If you take birth control pills, don’t smoke.
  • Hormones for menopause should not be used to prevent heart attacks.
  • Being stressed, angry or sad a lot may add to your risk of heart attack.
  • If you’ve had a heart attack, talk to your doctor about medicine. Some medicines can help cut down the risk of having another heart attack.

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