Knowing which tests and medical screenings you need and when to have them done is an important key to living a healthy life. Medical screenings range from simple dental exams to more invasive procedures such as colonoscopies.
No matter how uncomfortable some of these tests may be, they are an important part of catching and diagnosing disease early. You'll be glad you had them done.
This medical screening timeline can help you prepare for possible conditions that tend to develop as we get older. You will notice that women should start certain screenings no later than 40 years old.
Also, each screening is usually done periodically to ensure you’re still in the clear. However, you should check with your doctor if you think you need to begin certain tests sooner. For women 65 and older, Medicare Beauty can provide many of these screenings at no cost.
If your results from one of these screenings are anything less than positive, you can still think of it as a win. Identifying risk and diagnosing health conditions early are best practices to live a longer and healthier life.