“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…”.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

Important

How important are regular women’s health checkups?

Yes. In Regular Check-Ups Are Important: Why Are Check-Ups Important? the (United States) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explain:

“Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life. Your age, health and family history, lifestyle choices (i.e. what you eat, how active you are, whether you smoke), and other important factors impact what and how often you need healthcare”.2

The (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health (JH) also note:

“Regular health checks and screenings, in combination with a healthy diet and regular physical activity, can assist in the prevention of disease or illness”.3

Checkups

What health checkups may women require?

In Women 40-60 and in Women Over 60 the JH elaborate on:

Women’s Health Checkups“The complete range of medical checks and screening procedures required throughout life will vary for every person, depending on individual risks, medical background and family history. Talk to your doctor about what tests you require to maintain your health”.4

Health Care Provider

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:

Women’s Health Checkups“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”.5

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  1. Health Screenings for Women Ages 40 To 64: Information. Review Date: 12 May 2018. Page Last Updated: 09 April 2020. MedlinePlus https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007467.htm Accessed: 01 May 2020
  2. Regular Check-Ups Are Important: Why Are Check-Ups Important? Page Last Reviewed: 02 August 2017. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/family/checkup/ Accessed: 01 May 2020
  3. Women 40-60. Last Updated: 16 January 2020 | Last Reviewed: 11 October 2018. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/health-checks/women-40-60 Accessed: 01 May 2020
  4. Women 40-60. Last Updated: 16 January 2020 | Last Reviewed:11 October 2018. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health  https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/health-checks/women-40-60 Accessed: 01 May 2020
  5. Health Screenings for Women Ages 40 To 64: Information. Review Date: 12 May 2018. Page Last Updated: 09 April 2020. MedlinePlus https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007467.htm Accessed: 01 May 2020
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