Women's Health Specialist

Center for Natural Family Medicine

Family Medicine & Holistic Medicine located in Carthay, Los Angeles, CA & Arcadia, CA

Women have very special health needs that require targeted care. LeTrinh Hoang, DO, and her team at the Center for Natural Family Medicine provide specialized medical care focused on women’s health, especially for women dealing with urinary stress incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction. For holistic management of your health, call the office in the Carthay neighborhood of Los Angeles or Arcadia, California, today or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.

Women's Health Q & A

What is women’s health?

Women’s health refers to an area of medicine focused on the specialized medical needs of women. The Center for Natural Family Medicine is a holistic practice focused on finding nonsurgical, nonprescription solutions to your health issues using a variety of methods, including:

  • Osteopathic medicine
  • Prolotherapy
  • Homeopathic medicine
  • Platelet-rich plasma

The team at the Center for Natural Family Medicine specializes in integrative pain management and the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction and urinary stress incontinence in women.

What is urinary stress incontinence?

Urinary stress incontinence occurs when pressure on the bladder, whether from a cough or your run, causes you to lose urine, and is very common in women. It occurs when the muscles that support your bladder, known as your pelvic floor muscles, weaken, which may develop from pregnancy, aging, or the mechanical stress injuries caused by intercourse.

What is pelvic floor dysfunction?

Pelvic floor dysfunction is a condition in which you cannot control your pelvic floor, the groups of muscles that hold up your bladder, reproductive organs, and rectum. In addition to urinary incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction can also lead to other health issues for women, including:

  • Constipation or feeling like you can’t completely empty your bowels
  • Pain in your lower back or genital area
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Painful intercourse

Pelvic floor dysfunction can also lead to organ prolapse, which is when your pelvic organs fall into your vagina.

What treatments are available for women’s health?

The team at the Center for Natural Family Medicine treats urinary stress incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction with osteopathic manipulation.

During treatment, your provider manipulates the whole body to improve overall health and wellness. You should feel an instantaneous tightening of your muscles during treatment. The team also teaches you how to access your muscles to regain control and contract them in to maintain tone.

The Center for Natural Family Medicine also offers a DVD with exercises and reminders to help you maintain control over your pelvic muscles for continued tightening and tone at home.

Most women only require one session to get relief from their symptoms. However, like most other patients, you may wish to continue your care with the team for the management of other medical issues, as well as your general health and wellness.

For a holistic approach to women’s health, call the Center for Natural Family Medicine, or book an appointment online.