Life sure gets busy as we get older. With that busyness comes increased stress and often less of a focus on your own health. Those changes can increase long-term health issues like high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancer. With the right habits, you can minimize your chances of experiencing long term health issues.
Preventative Care Starts Now
Unfortunately, the nature of long-term or degenerative health issues is that there aren’t immediate symptoms to the habits that contribute to them. So, you won’t feel the dangers of not getting the right nutrients or the right amount of exercise.
Nutrition is a long-term health strategy, and making healthy decisions about your diet and your activity level can reap long-term benefits to the way you feel when you are older. For women over 35, some of the growing concerns for health issues include:
- High blood pressure and heart disease
While these diseases have been linked with hereditary and DNA, studies have also shown links with diet, stress management, and exercise.
Age Appropriate Tests For Women Over 35
The primary objective in a woman’s medical health is to establish care with a doctor and to build a plan together. Some of the most common health screenings for women over 35 include their annual wellness exam and/or pap smear, as well as a mammogram and additional tests for cholesterol, thyroid, and blood sugar. You may also consider a skin exam and continue to monitor any other changes in you body.
If you’d like to establish care with a physician at The Woman’s Clinic, you can establish care with a couple of simple forms and contacting us here.