“Having regular health checks is an important way
to look after yourself. Health checks can
identify risks or early signs of a health problem”.1

Umbrella
What may the Women’s Health Checkups Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Annual Check/Checkup/Exam/Examination/Maintenance/Test/Visit
  • Annual Physical Check/Checkup/Exam/Examination/Maintenance/Test/Visit
  • Clinical Check/Checkup/Exam/Examination/Maintenance/Test/Visit
  • Health Check/Checkup/Exam/Examination/Maintenance/Test/Visit
  • Health Screening
  • Medical Check/Checkup/Exam/Examination/Maintenance/Test/Visit
  • Physical Check/Checkup/Exam/Examination/Maintenance/Test/Visit
  • Routine Check/Checkup/Exam/Examination/Maintenance/Test/Visit
  • Women’s Health Check/Checkup/Exam/Examination/Maintenance/Test/Visit
  • Yearly Check/Checkup/Exam/Examination/Maintenance/Test/Visit

Importance

How important is having regular health checks?

In Health Checks the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health (JH) explain:

“Having regular health checks is an important way to look after yourself. Health checks can identify risks or early signs of a health problem. They can also help you monitor existing health issues. If you find health problems early, you have a better chance of treating and managing them”.2

Checkups

What health checkups may women require?

In Health Checks Throughout Your Life the JH note:

“You will need different health checks throughout your life, depending on your age, risk factors, medical background and family history.

It’s recommended you have certain checks, regardless of your age. For example:

  • Have a skin check every year
  • Have an eye test every two years, or as needed
  • Have a hearing test if you notice any hearing loss
  • Have a dental check and clean every year (some dentists recommend every six months)”.3

Health Care Provider

Even if I feel fine, do I still need to see my health care provider for regular checkups?

Even if you feel fine, it may be in your best interest to choose to see your health care provider for regular checkups.

In Health Screenings for Women Ages 40 To 64: Information the (United States) MedlinePlus elaborate on:


“Even if you feel fine, you should still see your provider for regular checkups. These visits can help you avoid problems in the future. For example, the only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked regularly. High blood sugar and high cholesterol levels also may not have any symptoms in the early stages. A simple blood test can check for these conditions”.4

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  1. Health Checks. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/health-checks Accessed: 12 May 2024
  2. Health Checks. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/health-checks Accessed: 12 May 2024
  3. Health Checks Throughout Your Life. Last Updated: 19 March 2024 | Last Reviewed: 13 January 2024 Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/health-checks/health-checks-throughout-your-life Accessed: 12 May 2024
  4. Health Screenings for Women Ages 40 To 64: Information. Review Date: 30 April 2022. MedlinePlus https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007467.htm Accessed: 12 May 2024
Topic Last Updated: 12 May 2024 – Topic Last Reviewed: 12 May 2024

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