Women Over 30 Years: 8 Health Tips To Follow

It is not that women love neglecting themselves. But finding the time, even for the smallest of things like drinking lemon and honey water every morning becomes a difficult task. Focussing on self makes women guilt-ridden. That is how the social conditioning dictates. However, times have changed. Women today are more aware of their health, which makes them respond to health concerns in time. For women above the age of 30, it is best that they make healthy living a regular habit to ensure that there are no health issues later in life.

We spoke to two senior gynecologists and they highlighted eight important health tips, which every woman over 30 years must follow:

Expert Health Tips for Women in their 30s

  1. Health Precautions: According to Dr. Ruby Sehra, HOD Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, Delhi some of the most the important tips include health and diet precautions and watching out for hypertension as those are the common issues with women. A 30+ woman needs to be careful about all the issues listed below and should immediately report to her doctor if she feels something is amiss. So as a woman over 30 you need to be cautious about: These are some of the important health precautions that a woman over 30 should not only be aware of but also be prepared for to deal with them
    1. Vaginal infections: Most of us women struggle with urinary tract infections, and once you are in your 30’s, you need to pay more attention to vaginal health and hygiene
    2. Unwanted pregnancies: Find a birth control method that suits you and your partner the best to avoid getting pregnant by chance
    3. Hormonal imbalances: The root cause of many diseases is hormonal imbalances that happen in the body. Getting regular medical check-ups to rule out any deviations is a must
    4. Obesity: Healthy weight management is a huge must to keep a number of diseases at bay
    5. New growth anywhere in the body: Any new growth in the body needs medical examination and should not be ignored
    6. Blood sugar levels: Keeping a check on your sugar levels with regular screenings can save you from diabetes and its effects
  2. Diet Precautions: Apart from health precautions, women over 30 should also take necessary precautions in their diet. She should be ensuring the presence of following in her diet: In addition, make it a point to- Further supplement the diet with essential vitamins, Isoflavones, and iron supplements. As the woman reaches her thirties, she starts experiencing bone density loss or osteoporosis. Hence it is important that she takes a calcium supplement and iron supplements as well
    • Proteins: Proteins are the building blocks of our body cells and are also important to maintain good hair and nails
    • Calcium: For healthy bones, calcium is a must. Calcium is also helpful in avoiding blood clots, muscles, and nerves
    • Vitamin D: Though we get most of Vitamin D from the mighty Sun, it is advisable to get checked for its a deficiency
    • Iron: Anaemia or low levels of Haemoglobin are other watches out for women not just over 30 but mostly throughout their lives. Women in India generally tend to have low levels of Haemoglobin, and as they age, the levels tend to fall further. Hence it is imperative for them to take a diet that is rich in iron like spinach, pomegranate, and broccoli among other foods along with iron supplements to meet the iron requirements of the body
    • Have a diet with low carbohydrate content
    • Limit the intake of fats
    • Include soya bean and its derivatives to be added in the diet
    • Include a few nuts like almonds and walnuts should be consumed in moderate quantities
  3. Hypertension: Hypertension or high BP is another watch out in women over 30. So it is advisable to go for a regular BP checkup and if there is a history of hypertension in the family, reduce intake of salt in your diet and avoid processed foods like chips. Ensure that you lead a healthy lifestyle and follow recommended lifestyle changes
  4. Regular check-ups: Apart from maintaining a healthy lifestyle, it is also imperative to go for regular medical check-ups. The regular check-ups should be done once in a year. You may fix one date in the year – could be your birthday – and go for medical check-ups on that day
  5. Stay active: To stay healthy, you need to get active and plan an exercise schedule suiting your needs. Choose what you like to do – jogging, dancing, aerobics, swimming and experiment with other workout variations. A brisk walk every day, an occasional game of tennis, strength training and a cardio workout should help you keep your weight goals in check
  6. Symptoms that should not be ignored: In addition to all the precautions that you are taking, there are certain symptoms that you should not ignore and visit a doctor if you experience any: These symptoms on their own may not be life-threatening, but will still need a medical intervention just to rule out any illness. Another reason for you to go for your regular medical check-ups!
    • irregular bleeding
    • painful menstruation
    • distension of abdomen
    • sudden weight loss or weight gain
    • excessive thirst
    • frequent urination
    • throbbing headache
  7. Mammography: Talking about Mammography, Dr Madhu Goel, Sr. Consultant in Obstetrics and gynaecology at Fortis LA Femme says that Mammography (a specialized medical imaging that uses a low-dose X-ray to see inside the breasts) is quite important for women over 30, as it helps in early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women. She also emphasized on the importance of regular Pap Smear Test as you cross 40
  8. Take care of your skin: Skin is our body’s biggest organ. If you have had a flawless, beautiful skin till now, it is bound to change once you hit your 30’s. This so happens because new cells are now generated at a slower rate than what was happening earlier. Modify your skincare regime by ensuring you wear a sunscreen every time you step in the sun and hit the sack only after removing the make-up.

 

Blog Source: Parentune | 8 Health Tips for Women Over 30 Years

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