Chronic Women’s Health Issues

Here at Terrain Health, our team understands the unique health challenges that women face, especially those related to chronic disorders. Dr. Robin Rose, board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine, and board-certified Physician Assistant and women’s health expert, Tracey Sheedy, PA-C, are committed to providing compassionate care and comprehensive treatment options for a variety of chronic conditions affecting women’s health.

To learn more about how to improve your health, call our Ridgefield, Connecticut, office or click here to schedule a discovery call.

Annual women’s exams and routine screenings, such as breast exams and pap smears, are part of your preventive care, but when you’re dealing with chronic conditions, you need a more hands-on approach, and that’s where we come into the picture.

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Dr. Rose and Tracey Sheedy, PA-C, approach women’s health care from a holistic perspective, always addressing the root cause of chronic women’s health conditions.

Chronic Issues that Impact Women’s Health

Whether you know you have a chronic issue -or you’re just starting to see the symptoms - the end result is the same: chronic issues impact virtually all parts of your life. Here’s just a small sample of chronic issues that affect women:

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS is a hormonal disorder that affects women of reproductive age and causes irregular menstrual cycles, ovarian cysts, weight gain, and hormonal imbalances.

Our expert team specializes in diagnosing and managing PCOS, offering personalized treatment plans tailored to address your specific symptoms and concerns, maintain a healthy weight, and feel like yourself again.

From lifestyle modifications - including anti-inflammatory dietary changes - and hormonal therapies to fertility management with Microgenesis testing, we provide comprehensive care, addressing the root cause, not just managing your symptoms to help you effectively manage PCOS and improve your quality of life.

Recurring Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

Recurrent UTIs can significantly impact your quality of life and contribute to discomfort, pain, and frustration. Our experienced healthcare providers offer comprehensive evaluations to identify underlying factors contributing to recurrent UTIs, such as anatomical abnormalities, urinary tract obstruction, microbiome imbalances, or underlying medical conditions.

Through personalized treatment plans, including probiotics, lifestyle modifications, vaginal rejuvenation, and preventive strategies, we help you break the cycle of recurrent UTIs and maintain urinary tract health.


Vaginitis refers to inflammation or infection of the vagina, often resulting in symptoms such as vaginal itching, burning, and abnormal discharge. Our women’s health specialists offer thorough evaluations and targeted treatments for various types of vaginitis, including bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, and trichomoniasis.

Decreased estrogen levels after menopause can also contribute to vaginitis.

We provide gentle and effective solutions to relieve symptoms while determining the root cause of your vaginitis to prevent recurrences.


Endometriosis is a chronic condition characterized by the growth of endometrial tissue outside your uterus. Endometriosis can cause heavy periods, painful periods, pelvic pain, and bloating.

While there isn’t currently a cure for endometriosis, there are many strategies 一 including acupuncture, dietary modifications, and Chinese herbal medications 一for managing your symptoms and improving your quality of life.

Through personalized treatment plans, including probiotics, lifestyle modifications, vaginal rejuvenation, and preventive strategies, we help you break the cycle of recurrent UTIs and maintain urinary tract health.

Interstitial Cystitis (IC)

Interstitial Cystitis (IC), also known as painful bladder syndrome, is a chronic bladder condition that contributes to urinary urgency, frequency, and pelvic pain.

Our compassionate team of specialists offers comprehensive evaluations and personalized treatment plans for individuals with IC, focusing on regressing and reversing symptoms through root cause analysis, to ensure pain relief, and improved bladder function.

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Services We Offer to Help You Manage Chronic Conditions

If you’re feeling unwell, our goal is to get to the root of your symptoms through utilizing advanced diagnostics, including microbiome testing, metabolomic hormone testing, unique biomarkers, and more.


Depending on what chronic conditions you’re struggling with, our team may recommend:

  • Acupuncture with Iris Netzer-Greenfield, MAcOM/Chinese
  • Herbalist
  • Herbal supplements
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Medical weight loss programs
  • Health coaching
  • Guidance for sleep, exercise, and stress management
  • MonaLisa® Touch non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation

Get the Women-Centric Care You Need

At Terrain Health, we recognize the impact that chronic disorders can have on your mental and physical wellness. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing a wholistic, patient-centered approach that addresses your unique needs and concerns. It’s also why we offer Direct Primary Care programs so you can get access to care how you need it and when you need it.

Call Terrain Health at (203) 900-4416 to schedule your discovery call.