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Celebrate National Women's Health Week

listing_blog_womenThe 20th annual National Women's Health Week is celebrated from Mother's Day, May 12, through May 18, 2019. The week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life.

Maintaining Women’s Health During The Senior Years 

57% of seniors over 65 years of age in the US are women. The number increases with age because women tend to live longer than men. For women to continue to thrive into their senior years, it’s important to know about women’s health issues.

Some of the common conditions that affect seniors - including stroke, heart disease, and depression - affect more women than men each year. This is one of several reasons why women should be aware of their health as they age.  

Key Aspects of Women’s Health

Unfortunately, aging can take its toll on women’s health. That is why senior women need to pay attention to symptoms of problems in the following health categories, and be sure to visit their doctor for regular exams: cardiovascular, dental, sensory, digestive, and mental.

For example, when it comes to the heart and blood vessels, watch for signs of problems in the following areas:

  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Blood sugar
  • Circulation
  • Reproductive Health

Cancer, cysts, and other health problems can strike after menopause. Women over 65 should continue to get mammograms and see a gynecologist.

Screenings and Tests

Women over 65 should have the following screenings and tests:

  • Blood pressure and sugar tests
  • Breast and pelvic exams
  • Colorectal screenings
  • Eye screening
  • Hearing test
  • Bone density test
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Dental exam
  • Skin screening

Want to learn more?

Be sure to check out our free Marketing Monthly program for info about managing key aspects of women's health and top tips for staying healthy!


(Sources: Office on Women’s Health in the U.S. Department of HHS, HICHD, Medline Plus)

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