Health care is very important, from a certain age it becomes more relevant, that is why Hospitane, in its commitment to take care of its patients, provides the most exhaustive studies and latest technology for their continuous care.
For this reason, here is a complete guide on which are the most recommended studies for each age group:
teens and twenties
In both men and women, any request is recommended to include the determination of blood cholesterol levels with a minimum duration of four years from the age of 18. It is also important, in the case of those who are sexually active, to get tested for HIV (whenever there is a suspicion or the patient requests it) and to keep vaccinations up to date.
It is advisable to ask about tobacco use and counsel them to quit the habit. The minimum periodicity of this smoke detection is every two years. Taking your blood pressure is also important.
In women, starting at age 25, cervical cytology is recommended every three years.
between 30-40 years
The general adult population should see a doctor if they have any symptoms or health problems, but, from that age on, they should take preventive action based on testing and doing basic tests every 1-2 years or more. or exam. Another issue is whether they have a history of certain diseases, in which case, depending on what they are, earlier check-ups or tests may be initiated for early diagnosis and treatment.
In women in this age group, an HPV (human papillomavirus) test is recommended every five years until the age of 65, in addition to cytology to exclude cervical cancer.
On the other hand, it is advisable, from the age of 30, to more closely monitor skin changes, if changes occur in moles, consult a doctor.
since the age of 50
There are some diseases that require special attention, both in men and women. This is the case with colon cancer, which is why colonoscopies are recommended every two years, between the ages of 50 and 70, or every 5-10 years.
It is also important to detect cardiovascular risk factors by taking blood pressure (high blood pressure is one of the most frequently detected problems at these check-ups); weight and height, every two years; Cholesterol and blood glucose testing, every five years, and evaluation of toxic habits (alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs), every two years.
In women, if there is no family history, it is recommended to start screening for breast cancer at age 50, with biannual mammograms until age 70. Also, cervical cancer screening at this age should be done with a Pap smear every 3-5 years.
since the 60’s
Measures are being added, such as, for example, advice on physical exercise in people over 65 who are at risk of falls.
Cervical cancer screening is done till the age of 65 years. Hypertension detection and cardiovascular risk assessment are also work that continues to be done.
Geriatric Population: Over 80-85 Years
It includes four areas: clinical, mental, social and functional, which, as if they were puzzle pieces, once connected, configure the real image of the elderly.
Mental aspects, such as memory or orientation, as well as socio-family status and physical or sensory limitations, that may have such an effect on the prevention of falls or significant disability should also be further explored.
Apart from basic tests, an analysis will be done which includes – Vitamin B12, B6 and Folic acid. – Vitamin D. – Homocysteine. In addition, it is convenient to perform: Carotid intima thickness. CT, magnetic resonance or brain scan.