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Important Health Test For Women

Posted by admin On March - 21 - 2011

In order to stay in optimum health, it is important for both sexes to get themselves tested every once in a while. But this applies doubly so for the ‘fairer sex’, and this means that in doing so they can get a good handle on their health, which is vital for general well being.

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So here is a list of tests that have been recommended by the United States Preventive Services task Force:

#1: Obesity

Calculate your Body Mass Index to get a good understanding as to whether or not you are obese, overweight or normal.

#2: Breast, Cervical and Colorectal Cancer

One should get a mammogram done every one to two years after the age of 40 and a pap smear especially if you are sexually active is a good idea as well. You can also get yourself tested for cervical cancer at the age of 50, and your doctor will be able to help you with that.

#3: High Cholesterol

Ensure that you have your cholesterol checked after the age of forty-five.

#4: High Blood Pressure

It’s important to have your blood pressure checked every two years with the measurements at 140/90 or higher.

#5: Depression

This is just as important as physical health, and in consulting with a doctor, you should be able to test for depression as well.

#6: HIV

This is perhaps one of the most important tests to take especially if you’ve had unprotected sex with several partners or took a blood transfusion between 1978 to 1985 as well as other obvious reasons.

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