Women body is more complex and fragile in comparison to men, and thus, it is our duty to keep it fit. Your body is designed for creating a life within you, thus, you duty increases. Don’t wait for others to come and take care of you, do it yourself as well as of those, whom you care about.
Today we are, taking 10 of some most important test, which every woman must have, irrespective of their age.
This X-ray of the breasts screens for cancer. There is film (traditional) and digital mammograms. Both are effective for spotting tumors.
Go and have a check for your ability to discriminate between tones of different frequencies. If your audiogram shows you have the high-pitch hearing loss, you may have more difficulty hearing certain voices and might need a hearing aid.
It seems simple, but checking your blood pressure regularly is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health, present, and future.
Have your first DXA (dual-energy X-ray) test at age 65 and another every five years thereafter. Women can lose up to 30 percent of their bone mass in the five to seven years following menopause.
Vitamin D helps protect your bones. It may also defend against diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers, and hike your body’s ability to fight off infections.
If a parent or sibling was diagnosed with colorectal cancer or polyps before 50, you are at higher risk and should get your first test 10 years before they were diagnosed and repeat it at least every five years.
High TSH levels can mean hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid), which can cause unexplained weight gain, fatigue, dry skin, and brittle nails. And low levels indicate hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), which is marked by a fast pulse, insomnia, and weight loss that cannot be attributed to diet or activity changes. Thyroid problems are more common in older people.
Diabetes puts a unique burden on women: Many women get diabetes while pregnant, and it’s dangerous for both mother and baby. And although gestational diabetes goes away in most cases, it raises the risk that you’ll develop regular (type 2) diabetes later in life.
Even if your vision is good, you need a basic eye exam by age 40 and then every two years until 65. After 65 it should be done annually. Get exams before age 40 if glaucoma runs in your family.
A pelvic exam checks for abnormalities such as growth. A breast exam will identify any suspicious lumps, dimpling, rashes, and nipple discharge. And the Pap smear and HPV test are important screenings for cervical cancer.