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Mothers often keep their health behind the needs of their family. The health of their children and spouse always precedes their own health. However, for the future of a child, a mother must first ensure her own health. It should be protected from diseases by regular health checks; Let your children become a healthy mother.
For this reason, on the occasion of Mother's Day, experts warn mothers about regular health checks. Remember, not attending routine doctor's appointments may mean missing out on the opportunity to catch the disease during its most curable times. Internal Medicine Specialist from Anadolu Medical Center Erdoğan Selçuk Şeber explained the importance of regular checks for healthy mothers of the future.
Controls must be started from the age of 21!
Who should have regular checks?
All women older than 21 years of age should have regular health checks once a year. During this annual meeting,
Height, weight and blood pressure measurements should be taken.
For the purpose of detecting breast mass or abnormalities by a health professional clinical breast examination It should be done.
Clinical breast examination Every three years in women aged 20 to 39 years
It should be done once a year for women over 40 years.
To evaluate reproductive health gynecological examination It should be built.
Gynecological examination Pap test should also contain.
Once 40 years old mammography they have to do it.
When all women enter menopause uterine cancer for risk factors and symptoms and inform all of the unexpected bleeding to their doctor.
Hereditary cancer of the large intestine women from the age of 35 years screening and biopsy It should be done.
Most common heart diseases in women!
Heart diseases are the leading causes of death in women. Statistical data show that the incidence of cardiovascular disorders is getting closer to the incidence of men in women every year.
The second is cancer. The most common cancers that cause death in women are breast, colon and lung cancer. The incidence of skin cancers has increased rapidly in recent years. Immediately the next line is diabetes, which is now becoming almost an epidemic.
Do the contents of health controls differ from age to age?
20 years All women should be evaluated by the doctor during the routine examination for the presence of risk factors such as family history of heart disease, smoking habit, unhealthy diet and frequency of physical activity. According to the risk of high cholesterol and diabetes, fasting cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and fasting blood sugar levels should be checked. If risk factors are present, these tests should be performed every 2 years, if not available, every 3 years
40 years Risk assessment for cardiovascular disease should be carried out every 5 years. This screening should be performed more frequently if there is more than one risk factor (low HDL level, family history of early heart disease (early menopause before the age of 65, high sugar etc.).
50 years TSH level should be checked once for all thyroid diseases in women
Caution to vaccines!
In addition to general women's health examinations, women can discuss with their doctor about the age-appropriate vaccination schedule. Most women of childbearing age are suitable candidates for influenza, hepatitis Ave B, measles mumps and rubella protective vaccines. All women over the age of 55 may receive a pneumoni vaccine to prevent pneumonia and all women above the age of 60 may receive varicella vaccine to prevent shingles. All women should receive tetanus - diphtheria-whooping cough vaccine every 10 years.