You are exercising daily, eating a healthy diet and even taking 8 hours nap—that’s amazing! But are you actually healthy? If you think that you are healthy and visit a doctor only when you fall sick or suffering from cold then you’re making a big mistake. We women constantly do multitasking to ensure completion of the task quickly. In doing so, we tend to ignore the most crucial thing- our regular health check-up. Our daily life is such a hustle-bustle that we don’t even think about ourselves, or our health or what we need. As the number of days increases, so does the crossed dates on a calendar, unfortunately, immediate attention is needed.
As time passes by we hear the name of a new disease, so even if you feel fine, you should always visit your doctor for regular checkups. For you, there are some common tests which must be done regularly.
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PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome) is a major problem which women are facing today. It is a condition in which multiple small cysts are formed in the ovary. These cysts can cause infertility and irregular periods.
If you're facing problems like hair growth in unwanted areas, weight problems, oily skin, headaches or irregular periods, then you might be suffering from PCOS. Consult your gynecologist and get yourself tested. There's no single test to diagnose PCOS. Doctors rely on blood tests, a physical exam and mostly on a pelvic ultrasound.
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Get vision screening after every 6 months if you wear glasses or contact lenses. If you don’t have any vision problem, go to an eye specialist in a year. If you have a concern, consult a doctor, don’t do anything by yourself.
Imagine yourself without teeth. Scary?? Visit your dentist every 6 months for a dental exam and cleaning.
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Pelvic Exam and Pap Smear
Every woman aged 21 should take this test annually. The pap smear detects cervical cancer in a person. Women are recommended to take HPV vaccination before the age of 26.
TIP: Every woman should take HPV vaccination before the age of 26, to prevent breast cancer or cervical in the future.
Bone Density Test
Every woman should get their mammography screening timely. Mammography is done to ensure whether a woman is suffering from breast cancer or not. In today’s era, 20 percent of women are suffering from breast cancer in the world. Women younger than 50 years should get their mammogram done once in a year.
If you detect breast abnormalities, breast lumps or an abnormal nipple discharge- just go straight to the doctor without any delay.
Thyroid Function Test
Thyroid function test is a series of a blood test to make sure how well your thyroid glands are working. Many women complain about brittle nails, hair loss or unexplained weight loss/ gain on a daily basis. It includes T3, T3RU, T4, and TSH. These symptoms could be of overactive thyroid- hyperthyroid, or an underactive thyroid- hypothyroid. Women are more prone to this due to hormonal changes, menopause, and pregnancy.
If you suspect any of the above-mentioned symptoms, let your doctor know. Treatments are available for these problems, so start your treatment ASAP. The sooner you get started, the sooner you can start feeling better.