- Even if you don’t feel sick, regular screenings can help keep you healthy and detect health conditions early.
- The health screenings you need will vary as you grow older, however, women ages 18 to 39 should be screened for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cervical cancer, breast cancer, and others.
- It’s also important to advocate for your own health. You know your own body best and if something doesn’t seem right, keep pushing until you get answers.
Regular checkups with your doctor are important for keeping you healthy. Even if you don’t feel sick, regular screenings throughout your life can help detect health concerns early. Early detection can also be important for better outcomes.
Which health screenings you need will vary by age and they will even change as you grow older. Today we’re going to look at health screenings for women ages 18 to 39. Take a look at our list and book an appointment with your doctor if you’re due for a screening!
It’s important to have physical exams throughout your life with your family doctor. A physical exam typically involves a head-to-toe assessment to make sure you’re healthy. Your doctor may check your height, weight, and body mass index (BMI), says Healthline.
It’s also common for your doctor to ask questions about your lifestyle such as your current diet, your exercise routine, and whether you drink alcohol or smoke. They may also inquire about your mental health to screen for depression. During your visit, your doctor may recommend a variety of other health screenings like cholesterol, blood pressure, or cervical cancer. Let’s take a look at what you can expect next.