Health Checkup for Mother: For every child, the most beloved, very close and best friend in the world is his mother. It is the mother who senses every pain, sorrow and pain of her child in a moment. Mother is special for everyone. Mother’s Day every year on the second Sunday of May (this time 8 May) to honor mothers around the world, to show them how special they are, to realize how important they are. ‘ is celebrated. From the day a woman becomes a mother, she takes care of her child. She takes care of her health, takes care of her and in this way her age passes.
In such a situation, it is important that children also take care of their mother’s health. Sometimes some women ignore their health. Neither do they care to eat on time nor worry about sleeping. In such a situation, there can be many health related problems in increasing age. It is necessary for the children to take initiative and get some routine health checkup done in view of the growing age of their mother, so that they can lead a healthy life till long life.
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Do this important health checkup for your mother
Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr. Archana Dubey, Consultant, Motherhood Hospitals, (Mechanic Nagar, Indore) It is said that women, especially mothers, neglect their health while taking care of their loved ones. After all, women are the backbone of every family, but sometimes they need to put themselves first and get regular health checkups to ensure their well being. In such a situation, for a healthy and happy life, adolescents and young children must undergo some tests of their mother as mentioned below-
blood pressure check
Blood pressure can be an important sign of diseases like hypertension and heart disease. In such a situation, get your mother’s blood pressure checked at least once every year. If your mother is already suffering from health conditions like diabetes, kidney disease or heart problem, the doctor may recommend more frequent tests.
regular pelvic exam
Pelvic examination examines the entire pelvic organs including the vagina, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, bladder and anus. It should be part of every woman’s health care from the age of 21-65 years. A regular pelvic exam will help detect any fertility issues like ovarian cysts, fibroids, sexually transmitted infections or early stage cancers.
Pap smear test is very important
Pap smear tests are done to find out the risk of cervical cancer. A Pap smear can be done when a woman reaches the age of 21. Women over the age of 30 should have a Pap smear at least once every three years, along with regular pelvic exams.
breast cancer test (mammogram)
Mammograms are recommended for women over the age of 45 to detect the onset of breast cancer. Women should keep a close watch on the development of their breasts and do monthly self-examinations. If your mother or sister had breast cancer, you should consult a doctor for a check-up. Any change in breasts should be reported immediately.
Fertility and pre-pregnancy assessment
A woman’s fertility declines with age. If you are planning to conceive at or after the age of 35, then 30 is the right age to assess your fertility. There are also some pre-pregnancy tests, which can help you determine your help before conception. These tests help in controlling the level of sugar or thyroid before pregnancy.
Women are more likely to suffer from an overactive or underactive thyroid gland. This can lead to hormonal imbalance, which in turn causes many other health problems. In such a situation, teenagers and young children, while paying attention to the health of their mother, must keep getting these important tests mentioned above.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 06, 2022, 07:00 IST