As women get older, they are more likely than men to start having ongoing health conditions.
High blood pressure, arthritis and osteoporosis are all common in women over a certain age. Women can also suffer from memory problems and other cognitive problems.
There are many things that you can do to try and increase your chances of staying physically and mentally healthy as you get older.
- Eat healthily – experts recommend at least five servings of vegetables and fruit each day, also choose foods rich in fibre such as whole grain rice and pasta – avoid the white processed type. Go for less fatty meat such as chicken and turkey and include heart-healthy fish like salmon and tuna at least a couple of times a week.
- Try and take a multivitamin tablet, so anything you are missing from your diet will be supplemented.
- Lower your risk of falls and fractures by keeping your bones strong and healthy! Ensure you are getting plenty of calcium and vitamin D in your diet, aim for at least two daily servings of milk, yoghurt, or cheese.
- Exercise! Regular exercise is important for overall health. A balanced diet and regular exercise will keep you at a healthy weight. It will keep your heart and circulation healthy as well as keeping your brain function happy and well.
- Quit smoking! If you smoke quit now- it will save you money and lower your chance of getting lung cancer and heart disease amongst others.
- Get regular health checks, if you feel something is not right, do not suffer in silence, get it checked out!
We also offer gynaecology scans such as post menopause scans and a pelvic well-being scan.
So if you are suffering any unusual symptoms that you are worried about why not call us today, our expert sonographers will be able to investigate and put your mind at ease, and if needed refer you to a doctor straight away.