5 Important Health Tests for Women

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woman at doctorThere are a lot of diseases which secretly damage the body without ever causing symptoms. That’s why a medical examination is important, at least once a year. Especially if the lifestyle we live is not healthy. Here are important health tests for women.

Mammography
If you are a person who have a high risk of developing breast cancer (have a family history), it is advisable to perform mammography from the age of 40. Besides mammogram, it is advisable to perform breast self examination every month to detect any abnormalities in the breast.

Thyroid Test
Weight loss despite increased appetite, anxiety, sweating, swelling at the base of the neck, are symptoms of hyperthyroidism disease. Women are more likely than men to suffer from this disease. Hyperthyroidism can be serious if not treated. Complications include heart problems. This disease can be detected by blood tests.

Pap smear Starting from the age of 21 years, unless you’ve had sex before, every woman is recommended to do pap smear test to detect signs of cervical cancer.

Eye test
If you use glasses or contact lenses, visit the eye doctor for eye examination every year. Women are more prone to disorders of the eye, such as dry eye syndrome or autoimmune diseases that affect the the sense of sight.

Blood test
After basic blood test to determine cholesterol levels at age 20, at least repeat this test at the age of 40. Check your cholesterol and your blood sugar because the risk of heart disease and diabetes increases with age.

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