Aging gracefully is the aspiration of everyone. Seeing a physician at least once a year for your annual exams is the first step. As we age, our health status may change. Early signs of chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes can be screened for and treated early. Early treatment leads to better health outcomes. Your physician will also discuss a plan to optimize health during these visits.
As women age more into their 40’s and 50’s, screening for cardiovascular, cervical, and breast health become more important. Heart disease screening by obtaining blood pressure and lab work will need to be done regularly. Your physician should also implement the recommendations for mammograms and cervical cancer screening.
The average age of menopause transition is 47 years of age. Eating your vegetables will be even more important to maintaining good health. This will improve bone density as your estrogen decreases, thereby decreasing the risk for osteopenia and osteoporosis.
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