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Health Check-ups and Screenings for Women in Their 50’s

By |2018-08-21T08:19:20-04:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Women’s Health|Tags: , , |

Follow these steps to set the right healthy habits for maintaining well-being as you age and increase your chances of a disease- and illness-free future.

  • Annual physical exam—blood pressure, clinical breast exam, cholesterol testing
  • Blood test for diabetes, thyroid disease, liver problems and anemia
  • Cardiovascular evaluation
  • Mammogram every year
  • Eye disease screening
  • Blood sugar testing—more often if overweight or at high risk
  • Colonoscopy every 10 years for women of average risk
  • Pelvic exam and Pap test
  • Menopause symptoms—talk to your primary care doctor or gynecologist about options to find relief
  • Ovarian screening for post-menopausal/high-risk women
  • Bone density test as recommended
  • Depression screening every year
  • Monthly breast self-exam
  • Vision, hearing and dental exams

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