Regular medical tests are essential for everyone regardless of their age or gender. However, women between the ages of 18 and 39 should pay particular attention to their health and make sure to undergo specific medical tests regularly.
According to MedicalNewsToday, here are the medical tests women who are between age of 18 and 39 should go for;
Women should start getting a Pap smear at age 21 and continue every three years until age 65. A Pap smear checks for abnormal cells in the cervix which could indicate cervical cancer, whereby early detection is crucial as cervical cancer is highly curable when caught early.
Women should perform breast self-exams monthly and undergo a clinical breast exam every three years, especially women with a family history of breast cancer this should start at an earlier age.
High blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke, they should get their blood pressure checked at least once every two years.
High cholesterol levels can also increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, so women should undergo cholesterol screening at least once every five years starting at age 20.
$exually transmitted infections (STIs) are prevalent among young adults so women should undergo STI testing at least once a year if they have multiple partners.
In conclusion, it's crucial for women between the ages of 18 and 39 to stay on top of their health by undergoing regular medical tests. These tests can help detect potential health problems early allowing for timely intervention and treatment. Women should also talk to their doctors about any concerns they may have and seek medical advice if necessary.
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