They say that turning 50 is a milestone, but just because you’re hitting a new number in age doesn’t mean you don’t still feel like the same woman you’ve always been. There are new challenges and new things to pay attention to, and something you have to put more focus into your health than you necessarily would like, but this could still be the next best decade of your life.
From The Woman’s Clinic, first off, congratulations. Second, here are a few of the new things you are going to want to be aware of as you continue entering new eras of life.
Don’t Neglect Your Screenings
Everyone has new screenings that are recommended as we get older. For women, some of the important screenings are going to include bone density screenings, mammograms, colon screenings, and continued annual screenings.
Early detection of changes always gives us the best options and set of choices when making health decisions, so you don’t want to neglect the importance of continued, regular check-ups. If you don’t have established care with a doctor, it’s easy to set that first appointment.
Menopause Makes For A New Experience
Menopause brings a number of shifts physically, mentally, and emotionally. You’re likely to experience hormonal changes that cause the famed “hot flashes,” where many women will feel warmth rush to their upper body and face, have redness in their face and even break out in a sweat.
Menopause includes physical changes to your body and concludes with the ending of your final monthly ovulation cycle. It also can affect your sleep. While these changes are normal, it’s always a good idea to keep your doctor in the loop as you are experiencing them.
Your Mood Is A Huge Part Of Your Health
It’s easy to overlook shifts in your mood without having them checked, but there are times when all of the changes you are going through as you age can lead to added stress and sometimes even depression.
Women often feel nervous, stressed, or overly tired, and it often is related to shifts in hormones. Sometimes these symptoms can be treated, and make it easier to go through.
The Woman’s Clinic makes it easy to talk with a doctor about all these changes in your life. We’d love to have you visit with one of our doctors and get any help you may need. Book an appointment here.