Life can get hectic so much so that it can start to neglect our health. You may find yourself canceling doctors’ appointments to meet deadlines.

This is a bad idea.

First of all, you need to be at your best physically, for you to be able to give your hustle the best possible version of yourself. But also because you could find yourself with serious medical problems that could have been detected early or avoided.

Here are a few tests that you should never ever postpone:

Breast Exam

 You can do this at home at least once a week if you notice any lumps in your breast then you should go to the doctor for further tests.

Ladies, let’s not even play. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide. That is why it’s important to regularly check for any abnormalities in your breasts.

Checking regularly allows you to learn what your breasts normally feel like so that should there be a change you can notice it immediately.    

Cholesterol Test

This test is done by a doctor, he/she will test your cholesterol level by taking blood. High cholesterol levels can stop blood in your arteries from flowing freely, causing heart problems.

High cholesterol coupled with high stress is a recipe for disaster even for young people. Your doctor will assess your risk and advice you about how often you need to have this test.

Pap Smear

This test checks for cervical cancer, the doctor will take a sample from the vaginal walls. It’s best to do this every 3 years unless there are other health complications that would require you to get it done more often.

HIV Test

It’s always a good idea that you do an HIV test every 3 to 6 months especially if you engage in unprotected sex. But if you don’t, you can do it as often as you feel comfortable doing it.

Eye test

It’s advisable to have an eye test once a year especially if you spend a lot of time in front of the computer.

Dental Checks

This is the most neglected test but really you should visit your dentist at least once a year. Many dental issues can lead to bad breath and this can be a career killer.

You should never only visit a doctor when you are due for a test but also when you are not feeling well.

Listen to your body, it will tell you if something is wrong.

Take care ladies, your health is one of your most valuable assets.


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