A stitch in time saves nine, as the adage goes. This proverb refers to women and some of the ailments that they are prone to. Because some of the diseases that affect women can be addressed if caught early enough. When a woman reaches the age of 40, she begins to move towards the slope, signaling the start of her hormonal cycle.
When a woman's hormonal cycle begins, she becomes more susceptible to certain ailments. Some of these conditions can be fatal to a fetus if not diagnosed early, which is why it is critical for women over 40 to undergo certain medical tests.
Here are three (3) important tests that women between the ages of 20 and 40 should do.
1. Mammogram (breast exam): this test is also known as a mammogram. The main purpose of this test is to see if a lady has breast cancer. Cancer is a four-stage disease that is extremely lethal. It is easier to treat cancer when it is in its early stages, such as stage 1 or 2. However, once it reaches the final two phases, it becomes difficult, if not impossible, to treat.
Breast cancer is one of the most frequent malignancies in women, and it has claimed the lives of a number of women. It can, however, be discovered and treated before it becomes metastatic with a mammography test.
NOTE: There are several self-examinations that young ladies and adolescent girls can utilize to see if they have any lumps that could be malignant. The best option, however, is to have a mammogram.
2. Pelvic exam (Pap Smear): this is also known as a pelvic exam. This is a medical checkup that is tailored to women. The test is used to assess whether or not a woman has cervical cancer, among other things.
One of the most frequent malignancies in women is cervical cancer. Hundreds of women have died as a result of this malignancy, which was not detected early. Cervical cancer is more common in women who have several sexual partners, according to studies.
3. A blood sugar test is used to determine whether or not a person has diabetes. Diabetes is a fatal disease for which there is no cure.
Diabetes affects both men and women, but research from the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) have revealed that women are more likely to develop and die from diabetes-related complications such as renal disease and heart failure.
NOTE: The disorders listed below do not only affect women over the age of 40. Cervical cancer can affect girls as young as 12 years old who have reached puberty. Diabetes can strike children as young as ten years old.
As a result, it is critical for everyone, regardless of age, to live a healthy lifestyle. Women over the age of 40, on the other hand, are more susceptible to these diseases, which is why I explicitly emphasized them.
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