Women’s Health Assessments in Naperville, IL
Here at The Wright Center for Women’s Health, we want to give you a higher quality of service. We will be doing a Complete Health Assessment on all of our patients in order to truly give you the best care possible.
At the Wright Center, every guest has an annual Complete Health Assessment (CHA). The Complete Health Assessment consists of a Baseline Ultrasound, Routine Fasting Labs, and an Autonomic Nervous System test (ANS). We schedule these for 1 week prior to your provider appointment in order to ensure that the results of your bloodwork have come in and your provider has time to review and prepare for your appointment.
What does the Complete Health Assessment consist of?
We will start by doing your routine blood work. Along with the routine labs, we will also check your hormones as well. Here is a list of the blood tests we will be running:
- Lipid Panel
- Vitamin D
- Free T3
- Total T4
- Vitamin B12
Please make sure to let our Phlebotomist know if you would like any additional tests added before she draws your blood.
ANS and Max Pulse Test
The ANS test is a simple non-invasive test that checks your autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system regulates a variety of body processes that take place without conscious effort. Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is the nervous system that controls involuntary bodily functions such as Appetite, Mood, Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Digestion, Bladder Function and Sexual Function. Endothelial cells form the lining of all blood vessels, enabling the vessels to dilate as needed for increased blood flow, as well as to protect them from inflammation and cholesterol plaques. Damages to this endothelial lining or Endothelial Dysfunction are associated with an increased risk of diabetes, strokes, and heart disease. Damage to the ANS can cause problems to above functions. ANS testing can help detect these problems.
Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and Endothelial Function Testing assess the following Risk Factors:
- Autonomic Nervous System dysfunction: Involuntary functions
- Sudomotor Dysfunction: Sweat Gland function
- Endothelial Dysfunction: Risk of heart attack and stroke
- Insulin Resistance: Risk of developing Diabetes
- Cardiometabolic Risk: Risk of heart disease and metabolic disorders such as metabolic syndrome
- Small Fiber Neuropathy: Can start as numbness and tingling in hands and feet
- Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy: The nerves that innervate the heart
- Cardiovascular disease via plethysmography: Combined total of the other 7 risk factors
Note: This may be scheduled for same day as a provider appointment, but we prefer to have this done a week prior in conjunction with the full CHA.
The baseline ultrasound is a preventative diagnostic exam of your uterus and ovaries intended to identify any fibroids, cysts, or other abnormalities that your provider may want to be aware of. We will be performing both an external and internal ultrasound before your appointment. If you no longer have your uterus then you do not need to have an ultrasound. Please make sure to drink at least 32 ounces of water 1 hour before your ultrasound. A full bladder will help the Sonographer view the pelvic organs. Be sure to drink the water slowly to prevent abdominal discomfort and arrive at your appointment with a comfortably full bladder.
Schedule a Complete Health Assessment at Wright Center for Women’s Health Today!
Our specialists at Wright Center for Women’s Health believe in routine bloodwork to monitor changes in hormones and how your body functions. Call (630) 687-9595 or request an appointment with Dr. Kimberly Wright at her gynecology office in Naperville, Illinois.