Women are the pillar of any family. They contribute a lot to the society, her own house and ofcourse to the nation. But we, the women has always a tendency to ignore our health very often,it may be due to lack of time, many a times due to our lethargy and more often than not, because we don’t take it seriously. Apart from our house and family, we should take care of ourself. Here are the some necessary health check up for women which should be done.
Test to detect Breast cancer:
Every day we heard about the Breast cancer and the number of continue increasing in India. So to prevent it we have two types of test to be examine. First one is for the women at the age of 20, can do self examination of breast and continue once a month. Examining your breast regularly allow you to be aware of what feel normal and what does not.If you feel any unusual symptoms like swelling, dimpling, any redness, pain or nipple discharging or other variation consult your doctor immediately. Second one is a test called Mammogram.
It is a high resolution x-ray of the breast that is designed to detect breast Cancer. The test uses a special x-ray machine to take pictures of both breasts. The results are recorded on x-ray film or directly onto a computer for a radiologist to examine. Every women who turns 40, should have mammogram once in a year. The range of this test will be arond Rs.2500-3500.
Test to detect cervical cancer :
Cervical cancer is an another cancer by which most of the Indian women are effected.Pap Smear test is the test which is helpful to detect the cervical cancer.It affect the uterus part of the woman’s body.Begin at the age of 18 or at the onset of sexual activity and continue annually. After three or more consecutive annual exams with satisfactory result , the test may be performed once in three years. The cost of this test will around Rs. 1500-2200.
Blood Cholesterol test:
The screening for blood cholesterol test should begin at the age of 40 and repeated every five years.It determines whether you have high blood cholesterol or not, which leads to heart disease. A fasting lipoprotein profile is an accurate type of cholesterol screening- it measure HDL And LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Bone mineral density test:
I heard many times women at the age of 45 or more having the complaint of joint pains, weak bone etc. To avoid these problem, doctor recommends a Bone mineral density test for women who are 40 years old and above who have sustained a fracture.This test is also recommended if you are at the increased risk due to certain medication or any other bone loss such as rental disease and hypothyroidism.
STD means “sexually transmitted disease”. Generally, some sexually disease don’t have any symptoms at an early stage. STD screening, help in detecting the sexual disease. These test can be performed during your annual gynae exam.
Every woman should pay attention to their health also, as it