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Medicare Part D

 

Three Tests You Should Get If You’re Menopausal

Many women let their routine medical testing get a bit away from them; tests are unpleasant and when the best news you can get is, “There isn’t any bad news,” there is hardly an incentive to go. However, when you’re menopausal, avoiding your regular testing is no longer excusable. The menopausal body is fragile and it’s important to stay up to date with your teststo be sure that you are healthy.

Get A Pap Smear

The lining of the uterus is no longer regularly dissolved and sloughed off after menopause. This carries with it an elevated risk of epithelial cancer, and other cancers of the reproductive system are also easily detected by a regular pap test. Although this test is not generally the most pleasant of experiences, its benefits are huge: cervical carcinoma was a leading cause of cancer death in women prior to the introduction of the pap test. Since the introduction of the test, deaths due to cervical carcinoma have been reduced up to 99%.

Get A Mammogram

The change in hormones can change the functioning of breast tissue, causing changes in its firmness and texture. It’s important to get regular mammograms while this is occurring; breast cancer becomes much commoner with older women, and by the time of menopause, age has generally become a substantial breast cancer risk factor. It’s very important to monitor the breast tissue regularly as it adapts to the body’s new balance of hormones, to detect abnormal growths immediately before they can spread.

Get A Bone Density Test

As we age, our bodies handle calcium less and less efficiency. It’s important that menopausal women be sure to keep their calcium and vitamin D intakes to an appropriate level in order to maintain bone density, but by the same token it’s important to check the density of existing bones to see that whatever bone damage already occurred did not have any ill effects. Menopause is a main cause of osteoporosis, but osteoporosis can be thwarted with nutritional strategies if it’s responded to quickly enough, which is what makes regular and timely testing so important.

These three tests detect three very important health concerns of post-menopausal women. It’s very important to get tested regularly, so make an appointment with your doctor as soon as it’s appropriate. Every day an abnormality goes undetected is one day that the abnormality can get worse.

 

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