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Women Over 50: Here Are 5 Medical Checkups You Should Get Done Every Year To Stay Healthy

The journey from a little girl to an adult is not simple. A woman must strike a healthy balance between her career and personal lives. She must take care of her lifestyle, the food she eats, and the routine she follows in order to maintain her body.

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Every woman should have specific health tests done once a year or every couple of years. Having them done on a regular basis aids in the detection of any underlying issues. For example, if women undergo their mammograms (breast exams) on a regular basis, they may be able to detect breast cancer earlier.

1. Blood test.

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Getting checked on a regular basis allows us to maintain control over our bodies. Blood testing for prevention can be done twice a year. Anemia testing, blood pressure screening, cholesterol screening, blood glucose testing, Vitamin D testing, and other routine blood tests may be performed.

2. Pelvic Exam.

The female reproductive organs are examined during a pelvic exam. It can detect infections, cancer, and a variety of other ailments. During a pelvic exam, a Pap test is a typical test that is conducted. It aids in the detection of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer that is detected early has a better chance of being cured.

3. Bone density test.

A bone density test determines the amount of bone mass in various parts of your body. It's a crucial test for diagnosing osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to become brittle and weak. To verify that the results are 100 percent reliable, tests can be performed twice a year.

4. Mammogram Test.

An X-ray of the breasts is called a mammography. It's used to look for symptoms that indicate breast cancer might be present. Mammograms are commonly begun at the age of 40 and repeated every 1-2 years after that. It is recommended by some doctors that it be started when you are 50 years old.

Note:

A mammogram is not suggested for women who are pregnant. It has the potential to cause major issues for both her and the baby.

5. Female Hormonal Profile.

Hormone swings are a key source of concern for women's health. Hormonal imbalances are most commonly caused by life changes these days. Estrogen, Progesterone, Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), Testosterone/DHEA, and Thyroid hormones may be tested as part of a hormonal profile.


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