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It’s no secret that our health needs change as we age and that men and women can experience different health concerns. For example, women often need a specialized gut health game plan or need guidance on issues such as pregnancy pain. Many women find themselves wondering things like, “When do I need to start having mammograms?” or “When should I start worrying about my heart health?”

Specialized care is often part of preventative care. It’s much better to seek the opinion of a doctor before you get sick to minimize your chances of developing a chronic health condition later.  Here are the specialists you should see, based on your age.

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Preventative Care is Key

It’s not just specialists that you should be making appointments with. No matter what your age, it’s important to have annual physicals. Each year your doctor will take routine blood work to evaluate things like your cholesterol levels, blood sugar, and thyroid function.

If any red flags pop up at any point, you may be referred to a specialist. Heed your primary care physician’s recommendations if they suggest you seek specialized care. Even if you think you’re too young.

Be Aware of Your Family Medical History

Another essential thing to keep in mind is your family’s medical history. If you have a family history of breast, cervical or uterine cancer, diabetes, or heart disease, your doctor will likely recommend that you begin screening much earlier than others.

Again, don’t put this off. Early detection of cancer usually produces the best treatment outcomes. Identifying health issues such as diabetes as soon as possible can help you manage the condition much better.

Listen to Your Instincts

If you believe you may have a health issue that you’re “too young for,” see a doctor anyway. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, and many health conditions can affect women of any age. For example, women in their early 40s may not yet be concerned with menopause. However, perimenopause has many symptoms and can affect women as early as eight years before menopause sets in.

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Anne is a GR8NESS Contributing Writer, covering mental health, self-development, body, health, and pet care. She believes that self-betterment comes from addressing all aspects of the mind, body, and soul. When she’s not writing, you will definitely find her giving her dog belly rubs and reading the first half of every book she buys.
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