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Mother's Day 2017: There Cannot Be A Better Gift For Your Mother This Year

Parul Chopra

Mother's Day 2017: There Cannot Be A Better Gift For Your Mother This Year

Mothers are the most special people in our lives. Although there really is no gift that can match up to a mother’s unconditional love but there is something special you can do for someone who gave us life. This Mother’s Day make sure to get your mother a preventive health check up – something that will help her stay away from diseases and be the fit person you always want to see her as. What better way to commemorate the love, care, and affection we have for our mothers than making sure she remains disease-free and leads a healthy life. Here are some routine health check ups/tests every woman should undergo depending on her age.

Routine health checkups are important for quality health care. They help find problems that can be treated early. Many disorders do not produce obvious symptoms until the disease is well advanced. This type of disease can usually be effectively treated if it is identified at an early stage. Early treatment can help prevent more serious problems. The value of checkups and how often one must get them done depends mainly on age and sex. Personal and family medical histories are also important. There are certain routine checkups that every individual must get done.

Routine health check-up for women

Every year:

  • Breast examination for breast cancer
  • Pap smear until three normal ones and if still with the same sexual partner and subsequently one Pap smear every 3 years, unless there is change in partners or there is an abnormal Pap smear
  • Dental examination for cleaning and check-up.

Every 2 to 3 years:
  • Blood pressure check
  • Height and weight measurement
  • Brief physical examination including a pelvic examination to screen for cancers of the thyroid, lymph nodes, ovaries, and skin.

Every 5 years:

A lipid profile.

Women 40 to 65 years old

Every year:
  • A physical examination including a pelvic examination to screen for cancers of the breast, skin, thyroid, ovaries, uterus, lymph nodes, and rectum; examination includes a Pap smear every 1 to 3 years, depending on the personal history
  • Dental examination for cleaning and check-up
  • A breast X-ray(Mammogram) if 50 years old or older.

Every 1 to 2 years:
  • Height and weight measurement
  • Blood pressure check
  • Stool sample checked for blood
  • If 40 to 49 years old a mammogram is important
  • Vision and glaucoma check.

Every 3 to 5 years:
  • Lipid profile
  • Blood sugar level check
  • Sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy after age 50 to screen for colon cancer.

Women over 65 years old

Every 6 months:

Dental examination for cleaning and check-up

Every year:
  • Weight measurement
  • Blood pressure check
  • Mammogram for breast cancer
  • Physical examination including a pelvic examination to screen for cancers of the skin, breast, thyroid, ovaries, uterus, lymph nodes, and rectum
  • Stool sample checked for blood.

Every 1 to 3 years:
  • Blood count
  • Lipid profile
  • Blood sugar level check
  • Hearing check
  • Vision and glaucoma check
  • Pap smear (if previous regular screenings have not always produced normal results).

Every 5 years:

A sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer.

Sunday, 14 May 2017
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