We are all aware that prevention is better than cure.In preventive care the focus is on disease prevention rather than cure.Regular health checkups and screening tests may help to find health problems before they start. Early detection can help make treatment easier and more effective.

Here are the regular health checkups and screening tests all women ought to enroll as quick as possible and maintain their annual visits throughout to at least be assured of healthy and smooth life.

1. Breast cancer genetic test counseling (BRCA) for women at higher risk
2. Breast cancer mammography screenings every 1 to 2 years for women over 40
3. Breast cancer chemoprevention counseling for women at higher risk
4. Cervical cancer screening for sexually active women
5. Chlamydia infection screening for younger women and other women at higher risk
6. Domestic and interpersonal violence screening and counseling for all women
7. Gonorrhea screening for all women at higher risk
8. HIV screening and counseling for sexually active women
9. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test every 3 years for women with normal cytology results who are 30 or older
10. Osteoporosis screening for women over age 60 depending on risk factors
11. Rh incompatibility screening follow-up testing for women at higher risk
12. Sexually transmitted infections counseling for sexually active women
13. Syphilis screening for women at increased risk
14. Tobacco use screening and interventions
15. Well-woman visits to get recommended services for women under 65.

Here are some of the steps you must keep to stay healthy;

~> Be physically active and make healthy food choices.
~> Get to a healthy weight and stay there. Balance the calories you take in from food and drink with the calories you burn off by your activities.
~> Be tobacco free.
~> If you drink alcohol, have no more than one drink per day.
Lastly, You know your body better than anyone else. Always tell your health care team about any changes in your health, including your vision and hearing . Ask them about being checked for any condition you are concerned about, not just the ones here.


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