Keep Tabs On Your Health: Important Midlife Screenings
When it comes to your health, what you don’t know can hurt you. That’s why screenings are so important. They can spot problems early — often before symptoms appear and when treatment is most effective.
If you’re a woman, this probably isn’t a news flash. You likely had your first Pap test by age 21.
Now that you’ve reached your middle years, it’s time to add a few more screenings to your list, says Myriame Casimir, MD, an internal medicine physician at Rush University Medical Center.
Here are some potential problems to look out for, with general guidelines for screening. Your doctor may recommend that you begin screenings earlier depending on your risk factors, such as a family history of disease, or whether you have abnormal results from previous screenings.
A Step In The Right Direction
If you’re a woman hitting her midlife stride, calling your doctor may be one of the best steps you could take.
To make an appointment with a physician at Rush, call (888) 352-RUSH (7874).
Among the top health risks for people in midlife is cardiovascular disease, discussed in the Spring 2008 issue of Discover Rush. To find out what heart numbers you should track, check out a previous article from our archive, Your Heart By the Numbers. You can also take a free, confidential online health assessment at www.myrushhealthadvisor.com and learn what personalized issues you should discuss with your doctor.
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