If you're in your 40s, it's important now more than ever to have regular doctor checkups. As your age increases, so does your risk for certain types of diseases and cancers. Having annual gynecologic visits, along with seeing your family practitioner routinely can cut your risks of getting sick. Here are just a few reasons as to why you should visit your OB/GYN on a regular basis if you're aged 40 or over.
When was the last time you went to your OBGYN for an exam? I skipped two of my bi-yearly exams because I didn't feel that they were necessary. When I began experiencing extreme cramping in my lower stomach, I knew that something was wrong. I went to the emergency room and found that I had cervical cancer. Since I skipped those important exams, the cancer had progressed significantly. So, why should you go to your OB when you don't feel sick, uncomfortable or have any health issues? My blog will show you exactly what early detection can do when you have cancer.