Recommended Health checks
Women should have a general check-up every year. Regular check-ups may help your doctor pick up early warning signs such as high blood pressure. Many diseases such as cardiovascular (heart) disease, diabetes and some cancers can be picked up in their early stages, when treatment is often more effective.
Part of the check-up will involve talking to your doctor about your medical history, your family’s history of disease and your lifestyle choices such as diet, exercise habits and whether or not you smoke or drink alcohol.
If you are at high risk of a particular disease – such as a family history, it is recommended that you get checked more frequently, and/or at an earlier age.
Health Promotion Calendar
For information on women's health education sessions in your local region, visit the Health Promotion Calendar.
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Web content is based on the “Health checks for women” by Better Health Channel Victoria, http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/