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Keeping Your Body In Shape Is Tough For Seniors. Here Are The Top Tips For Staying Healthy After Age 65

It may be April Fools Day but staying healthy is no joke. If you’re a woman aged 65 and older, you should visit your health care provider for regular checkups even if you feel fine. Annual health screenings can help you identify potential problems and even avoid major health issues in the future. Below are some screening guidelines to keep your checkups – and your health – on track.

Blood Pressure

once a year during your regularly scheduled physical but if you have hypertension, diabetes or a history of kidney problems, you should have your blood pressure checked more often.

Cholesterol

once every three years if your cholesterol levels are normal. If you have a history of high cholesterol, you may need to have it checked once a year during your regular physical.

Colon

After age 65 and until age 75, you’ll want to have a colonoscopy once every 10 years unless you’re at risk for colon cancer.
You should also have a flexible sigmoidoscopy every five to 10 years

Breast

Up until age 75, women should have a mammogram every one to two years.
Women should also conduct monthly self examinations.

Dental Exam

Dental health is a vital part of overall health. Be sure to see the dentist for a cleaning and exam at least once a year.

Eye and Hearing

You should have an eye exam every one to two years, especially if you have vision problems or are at risk for glaucoma.
You should have your hearing checked at least once a year.

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