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Checklist For Ages 19-39
For young women, an important concern is pregnancy, but there are many other concerns as well.
When you’re planning to become pregnant, you should get into the best physical condition possible and be sure to obtain prenatal care. Our obstetricians can help you with this.
Of course, even if you are not planning a pregnancy, you need to take care of yourself. Regular medical care can help you avoid chronic and debilitating illnesses as you age.
Here are the concerns a Loyola's Women's Health Services physician will address during your doctor visits:
- Height, weight, Body Mass Index
- Blood pressure
- Pap smear
- Clinical breast exam
- Mammography for women with extensive family history of breast or ovarian cancer at a young age (Loyola offers digital mammography)
- Alcohol, drugs and tobacco screening
- Thyroid disease and cancer checks: physical exam
- Basic skin cancer screening
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Eating disorders
- Food, nutrition and exercise
- Dental and oral hygiene
- Vitamin and calcium usage