When confronted with numerous responsibilities, women are simply spectacular in juggling daily tasks around the house, work, and family.
In addition to that, they will find the time to visit a hairdresser or to steal time for a quick DIY facial treatment. For some reason, so many of these multitasking geniuses stick to the lamest excuse of all times, claiming they don’t have the time for regular health checkups. Taking care of health is the most responsible thing you can do, so depending on your age, there are a few regular checkups that any women should do at least once a year.
Check your heart and blood pressure
Stress is an inevitable part of our lives, while it directly influences our health in many ways. Most common stress-related health issues are high blood pressure and heart problems, so visiting a cardiologist every once in awhile is highly recommended.
Check the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood and make sure to do ECG test. Heart diseases are often hereditary, so if there is a family history concerning cardiovascular problems, regular checkups are a must.
The reproductive system is vital for the overall health of a woman and not to mention how susceptible it is to various complications, especially during the sexually active period.
A visit to the gynaecologist once or twice a year is important in tracking your genital health and can help in finding problems in an early stage. Although pelvic exams and pap smears are no fun, having it done will put you at ease for a while.
Have a mammogram
Aside from manual exam of breasts by a gynaecologist, a mammogram is a great way to discover any changes in the breast tissue. The advantage of such an exam is early detection of breast cancer, even before the symptoms show. Cancer is most treatable at early stages, so to avoid unnecessary complications, all women over 40 should have a mammogram at least once a year.
Have an eye test
Most of our time we look at the screen, whether at work, on the phone or when relaxing in front of the TV. The amount of exposure to screens can seriously affect our eyes, so even with the perfect eyesight, an occasional eye exam can be very useful.
Have a dental exam
Seeing a dentist is a traumatic experience, but only if you fail to do it regularly. Having a dental exam twice a year will maintain the health of your teeth and gums. Also, healthy teeth will decrease the risk of heart disease, since the inflammation can cause building up the clogging material in the arteries.
Regular exams and good oral hygiene are a must when taking care of your health.
Check on your thyroid
The thyroid gland is responsible for releasing hormones that control metabolism. Many of the symptoms that point to problems with the thyroid can go unnoticed for a long time, so visiting an endocrinologist can be a good idea.
If you suffer from chronic fatigue, insomnia, weight gain, weight loss, fast pulse, heavy or light periods, dry hair and skin, it is possible you have high or low levels of T3 and T4 hormones in your blood.
A regular annual checkup at the dermatologist is recommendable for all women over 30, especially those who have a lot of moles, freckles, fair skin or red or blond hair. Any suspicious-looking mole is more reason to have a skin exam.
After breast cancer, skin cancer is the second most common deadly disease that targets women more often than men.
Regular health checkups are one more thing that should fit in the busy schedule of every responsible woman. Most of the diseases are preventable and treatable if detected in early stages, so make sure to find the time.
Being healthy is being able to multitask with ease and joy for many years to come. Only by taking care of yourself you will be able to take care of others.
When was the last time you had your check up? Share with us in the comments.