Today, La Siesta Clinic wants to share the 8 medical check-ups that every woman should know and carry out to stay in good health.
Screenings with mammography are recommended for the detection of breast cancer. Between 45 and 70 years of age, an exam every two years should be sufficient to detect any abnormalities before they become critical. Any pain and thickening in the chest area should be taken as a reason to seek medical help. If you have breast implants, MRI is required. If you have dense breasts or your age is less than 45 years, a complementary ultrasound is recommended.
2. Dermatological examination of the skin.
Skin cancer can be completely cured, but the prognosis depends on the severity of the disease and on whether the diagnosis was early or not. Just examine yourself carefully for new, unusually large or growing moles, of abnormal color, shape, etc. Once a year, this procedure should be delegated to a specialist.
3. General blood analysis.
That should include checking your blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and testing your thyroid function. A blood test will show an overabundance or, vice versa, a lack of specific thyroid hormones, indicating the disease.
4. Gynaecological examination.
With cytology test for detection of cervical cancer, or others. But, unlike many other oncological diseases, with age the risk of developing this type of cancer decreases. At the age of 21 to 30 years, you should undergo gynaecological check-ups with cytology every year. Starting at 30 years old, once every three years or more often, depending on your personal medical history.
5. Blood pressure test.
If you have normal blood pressure (120 mm Hg / 80 mm Hg), you should check it from 2 to 3 times a year. Check your blood pressure more often if you have diabetes, heart disease, or kidney problems.
6. Chest X-ray.
It is required for the detection of any malformation in the lungs. You should consider doing this especially if you are a smoker, have been a smoker in the past, or are exposed to tobacco smoke in large amounts.
7. Ophthalmological exam.
To detect vision problems or a risk of developing glaucoma. An annual exam is especially needed if you have diabetes. If you already have vision problems, you also should have them monitored by a medical specialist.
8. Bone densitometry.
For women with risk factors for osteoporosis or osteopenia, and for postmenopausal women, a control bone densitometry is advisable, in order to prevent possible pathological fractures due to loss of bone mineral density.
At Clínica La Siesta, you can carry out the check-ups you require. For more information, see the Healthcare Services section of our website or contact us by phone (+34 966 784 195), by WhatsApp (+34 692 134 136) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to ask us any questions you might have.