Screening and Immunization Schedule for Women Over 50
By Alice Lucey –
I’ve never really given much thought to Screening and Immunization issues after 50+
The older you get, the more important taking care of your health becomes. For women aged fifty years of age and older, keeping physically active and following a healthy balanced diet covering all of the food groups is good practice for life long health. Women who smoke should try to quit the habit and limit their intake of alcoholic drinks to one per day. A standard alcoholic drink measure is a twelve ounce bottle of beer for example. Below you will find a screening and immunization schedule for women over 50 that includes recommended medical conditions to be addressed, such as alcohol use, as well as other primary care issues.
Be Independent Homecare, a specialist homecare agency in Ireland, has created this infographic on the topic ‘How to be Your Best Self at 50+, Health Checks for Women’. This infographic outlines an in-depth screening schedule of health checks that women over fifty years of age should be screened for, as well as an in-depth immunization schedule. If in doubt, it is always recommended to consult with your doctor prior to scheduling any of these screenings. The guidelines in this infographic are sourced from John Hopkins Medicine, ‘Prevention Guidelines for Women 50 to 64 Years Old.’
The screening and immunization schedules covered in this infographic range from lipid disorders, to specific forms of cancer, to the seasonal flu vaccine. This infographic covers who is most at risk and the frequency of specific tests that women at risk should be taking.
Alice Lucey is the Director of Care with Be Independent HomeCare, a company based in Ireland that provides one-to-one assistance and support to elderly clients in their own homes.