Checklist for health: Tips for women of all ages

Checklist for health: Tips for women of all ages (blogs.bcm.edu)

[Baylor College of Medicine Blog, 5/16/19]  Women in different age groups are disproportionately impacted by a number of health issues, including metabolic disorders, cardiac disease, gender-specific cancers, mood disorders and osteoporosis.

Though there are age-specific healthcare recommendations, women of all ages should have an annual preventive healthcare visit, or a well-woman exam. It’s an opportunity to be assessed by your women’s health specialist for the following:

  • General well being
  • Screening for depression or stress
  • Blood pressure, heart rate and basal metabolic index
  • Exposures to toxins like nicotine, alcohol and other drugs
  • Counseling for sexual health and contraception
  • Screening for abuse or neglect
  • Counseling on healthy lifestyle choices, including exercise, diet and sleep
  • Skincare and cancer prevention
  • Risk assessment for heart disease, diabetes and gender-specific cancers
  • Use of complementary or alternative medicine

Wondering what an age-specific well-woman exam should entail? See the following guidelines…….


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