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The Recommended Screenings for Women health and wellness

Post by on Tuesday, November 23, 2021

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1. Cholesterol and Blood Pressure:

 Women ages 20 and up should consider annual cholesterol tests and blood pressure checks a part of their regular health care routine.Your physician may recommend a more frequent schedule if you have a family history of problems in these areas or other risk factors.

 

2. Pelvic Exams & Pap Smears:

Women ages 21-65 should have annual pelvic exams and a Pap smear at least every three years. These screenings may be performed by your family Physician doctor or your Obs-Gynae doctor.

 

3. Breast Exams &Mammograms:

Generally, all women should receive a breast exam every year beginning at age 20. Most healthcare providers recommend annual mammograms from age 40-50, and every-other-year mammograms after that point. Also, you should get into the habit of monthly self-exams of your breasts.Your physician can show you the correct way to perform them.

 

4. Osteoporosis Screenings:

Women 65 and older are at greater risk for problems with their bones, which is why most doctors recommend annual bone density screenings beginning at age 65.

 

5. Colorectal Screenings:

Once you turn 50, ask your physician about recommended screenings(such as colonoscopies) for colorectal cancers and other potential problems.

 

6. Skin Cancer:

Women of all ages should develop the habit of paying attention to changes in the Skin or changes in moles & birthmarks. Be sure and report anything that seems different when you have annual wellness checks. If you have risk factors for skin cancer, such as family history, fair skin, or a history of childhood sunburns, you should ask your physician if he or she recommends regular screenings.

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