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15 Medical+Tests+Every+Woman+Should+Have:

15 Medical+Tests+Every+Woman+Should+Have:

Medical screening tests are a great way to stay on top of your health. Think of them as basic maintenance, just like checking the oil and tire pressure to keep your car gunning down the highway. To help make it simple, we’ve compiled a list of the most important medical tests every woman should have — along with what age to start and how often to repeat. Here’s to routine maintenance for your health. 1. Cholesterol screening/lipid profile Cholesterol is a type of fatty protein in your blood that can build up in your arteries, so knowing how much cholesterol is present is a good predictor of your risk for heart disease. And women need to pay close attention to cholesterol levels, because they tend to rise after menopause. If you were already high or borderline before or at menopause, there’s cause for concern. There are two kinds of cholesterol: HDL, or high-density lipopro...

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