Screening And Counseling Issues For Women

screening and counseling for women

Women need adequate screening and counselling which will help them to live a healthy life and prevent health related issues or diseases that affects them so as to live a social, economic and productive life, take care of themselves, their children, husband and the family at large without difficulties.

The below screening and counselling tips will enable women to promote their health and prevent illness even a premature death.

Age 19-39 years

  • Sexuality and reproductive issues
  • Annual pelvic examination which should begin at age 21
  • Monthly breast self examination 7 days after each menstrual cycle
  • Annual clinical breast examination
  • contraceptive options should be 
  • High-risk sexual behavior should be avoided
  • Health and risk behavior
  • Personal hygiene
  • Injury prevention
  • Adequate nutrition
  • Risk for abuse, maltreatment should be avoided
  • Use of tobacco, drugs and alcohol should be avoided
  • Life stressors should be handled well
  • Immunizations e.g tetanus toxoid
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Pap smear test every three (3) years after onset of sexual intercourse
  • Sexually transmitted infection screening e.g HIV/AIDS

Age 40-64 years

  • Sexually and reproductive issues
  • Annual clinical breast examination
  • Annual pelvic examination
  • Deviate from high-risk behaviors
  • Menopausal concerns
  • Health and Risk behaviors
  • Good personal hygiene
  • Bone loss and injury prevention
  • Take adequate nutrition
  • Good exercise e.g brisk walking
  • Use of tobacco, drugs,alcohol and abuse should be avoided
  • Don't let life stressors weigh you down.
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Pap smear
  • Annual mammography
  • Cholesterol and lipid profile
  • Colorectal cancancer screening should begin at age 50
  • Bone mineral density testing
  • Thyroid-stimulating hormone testing
  • Hearing and eye examinations

Age 65 years and above

  • Sexuality and reproductive issues
  • Annual clinical breast examination
  • Annual pelvic examination
  • Health promotion
  • Good hygiene
  • Prevent injury or falls
  • Adequate nutrition
  • Moderate exercise
  • Abstain from the use of tobacco , drugs and alcohol
  • Diagonistic testing
  • Mammography
  • Colesterol and lipid profile
  • Thyroid-stimulating hormone testing
  • Hearing and eye examination

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