5 medical tests every woman needs
Drs. Siegel and Samadi explain
- Duration 3:55
- Date May 13, 2012
Drs. Siegel and Samadi explain
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Whoever -- -- -- no report revealing some critical test every woman needs to know no matter what the age doctor Siegel.
As a great gift.
On Mother's Day and that's to protect your health that we take ours back yes.
You can and -- definitely can.
What we're gonna break this up and merge into two parts through the first of what the first test that women have to look after is one that everyone should men and women which is hearing.
28 million Americans have a problem with hearing.
And they don't always realize that you know they're asking could you repeat what you said or they don't hear the sounds right or they have ringing interiors.
Women actually have a more often than men because they get more -- over growth in there -- and -- so there's one particular kind of medical problem.
But so we're focusing on women today get your hearing checked it's very easy to do that you know don't be vain about it.
It's very very important you know if you need a hearing -- you -- -- hearing -- the changing the technology all the time -- they're really unobtrusive now you can have some people don't even know you're wearing.
The second thing we talking about his bone density studies now I'm a big fan of that I'm a little bit different than the recommendations here when retired.
The recommendations are you don't start to the age of 65.
That's the latest but I like a baseline -- -- a woman this postmenopausal.
As soon as she turns mental.
Causal probably in the early fifties -- -- a bone density started because I wanna -- called the Texas scare.
That's the best it's a dual energy X -- Whatsoever baseline of its normal I'm gonna wait awhile you know I don't need to do it right -- it doesn't have to be every year it doesn't have to be every two years or even every three years.
But if there's an abnormality.
Something called us TOP media.
I want the patient to take calcium vitamin.
Of fractures and then I might give something called by -- and it or Fosamax are active now so I want to follow this but I follow it much more closely if there's an abnormality.
Well let me just say happy -- that -- whose watch it.
The first time mothers there was celebrated was in 1907.
To do to us now also a seven years after -- 1914.
-- congress actually passed a legislator.
That this second Sunday may is going to be recognizes mothers so to all of it 85 point four million moms in America.
Happy Mother's Day.
Now when it comes to their cats are ones I picked breast cancer and colon cancer because that's.
Cancer is is what -- deal with 42 of the women don't have process so we talk about breast cancer mammograms is essential.
US task force has -- -- getting mammograms at the age of fifty.
But for the ones that have family history you want to get the mammogram starting the age of forty.
And certainly now there are genetic tests such as -- be RCA test that you want to get there -- beyond to make sure that if there any issues talked your doctor.
Colon cancer is actually the third common cause of death in America and and colonoscopy is absolutely life saving.
And you have to make sure that you get a baseline.
At the age of fifty unless there's a family history again you start at forty if -- colonoscopy is normal then you can go on for ten years after.
But all of these screenings in my opinion saves lives now you may find certain cancers that may or may not.
-- treatment and those are the ones that you have to talk to your doctors if you have a lot of polyps makes you talked your gestured to Rogers and find that with the recommendations you.
In addition to flowers for Mother's Day that's what your flowers but also ask your wife -- your mother have you been -- that this lately.
Not very romantic but the dentist should sue you for cleaning every six months.
And you have to -- have to be looking for gum disease they have to be looking for cavities that we've talked previously on the show about dental X series best.
Do I really need an actor who go to the dentist get those cleaning -- looked -- and look after gums -- Mothers you taught us last week that gum disease can have a connection to heart disease thanks guys that's.