It’s Women’s Health Week 5 – 11th September hosted by Jean Hailes. I subscribe to this each year and there is always so much valuable information for Women’s Health.
Are you up to date with your health checks? If not, what is stopping you?
Fear, lack of time, lack of urgency or embarrassment because you haven’t had your regular checks can be barriers stopping us from looking after our health and well-being.
According to Jean Hailes National Women’s Health Survey 2022:
- Nearly 1 in 3 women have not visited the dentist in the past 12 months because of the pandemic.
- 1 in 5 women have missed a health check with their GP
I’ve recently moved house and am in the process of finding a new doctor, dentist and other allied health professionals. As I have a family history of various forms of cancer, I am conscious of always being up to date with my screenings, in particular, Mammograms and Colonoscopies. I’m due for my colonoscopy but with the move and settling in I’ve not had time to make an appointment. This will be a priority for me over the next week as not having time shouldn’t be an excuse for delaying screenings or looking after our health.
I found this poster on the Jean Haille’s website which I wanted to share because it is a great resource. It is quite comprehensive and there are obviously some that no longer relate to me (such as pre-pregnancy care) but that really is the only thing on the list that I don’t require now.
Joining “Wednesday’s Words & Pics” for a link up on Denyse Whelan Blogs.