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10 Essential medical tests to be done in your 30s

Posted by Royal Sundaram on 23 Dec 2019

What is a medical test?

A Medical test refers to the process carried out upon a patient to detect, diagnose or observe a disease. They can also be carried out to determine the vulnerability of a patient to certain diseases or to deduce the kind of treatment that must be provided to a patient. These tests are carried out in a medical laboratory under the expert supervision of the doctor and other requisite physicians.

 

Why are medical tests important?

It is a good practice to carry out medical tests regularly and not just when one is unwell. Regular medical tests can help detect the presence of various problems in one’s body before they start, or before they acquire a more malignant form. They can also help in detecting problems early enough so that the requisite treatment can be started on time and the patient be cured. Further, medical tests such as blood tests, lipid profile, etc. help us in understanding the condition of our vital body organs, give us important information such as our blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol levels. This information can be then used to develop healthy lifestyle habits which would prevent the occurrence of fatal diseases and help us lead a longer and healthier life.

 

List of medical tests you should take in your 30s

There are certain medical tests you should take once you have reached the age of 30. Given below is a list of ten such tests:

  • Weight- It is good to start with the basics. Weigh yourself regularly to find out that you have the proper body mass index. Being overweight or obese, invites a lot of diseases related to the heart, bones and joints, which could be fatal.
  • Blood Pressure- Ensure that you test your blood pressure regularly. Having both low pressure and high pressure is bad for your body. If your physician detects either of these two, then you must ensure that you follow his/ her advice. You might need to organise your diet, check your salt intake and carry out regular physical exercises.
  • Cholesterol levels– Experts recommend that cholesterol levels should be checked regularly. Starting from the age of 9 to 11 years, then between the age of 17 to 21 years and after you have turned 21, you should check it after every four or five years. People who have a history of heart diseases in their family should check their cholesterol levels regularly.
  • Blood sugar levels- If you are diabetic and do not treat it on time, it can be very destructive for your health. It can cause heart diseases, failure of the kidney and even blindness. To protect yourself from these things, ensure that you take a blood sugar level test. If you have higher blood sugar levels, you must follow the advice of your doctor and act accordingly.
  • Pelvic exam- Pelvic test is carried out by doctors in women to check the condition of their vital reproductive organs such as the vulva, uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes, ovaries and others. A woman should get this test done when she is pregnant or suffers pain in her pelvic region. Doing these tests is very useful since it can protect a woman from infertility or even cancer.
  • Pap test- It is also referred to as pap smear. It is used to check cervical cancer in women. It can also be used for checking the availability of cancerous cells in the cervix, which might become cancerous in future.
  • Mammogram test- It is useful for women to carry out mammogram tests once they reach their 30s. These tests are carried out to check whether women have signs of breast cancer. If carried out on time, it will help protect the women’s breast and her life as well.
  • Eye tests- Before you reach the age of 40, ensure that you carry out regular eye tests. This is very important if you suffer from a poor vision. Getting an eye test on time can protect you from various eye diseases such as cataract which can cause you problems once you age.
  • Immunization tests- Immunization tests are usually provided during childhood. However, once you reach your 30s, it is advisable to check your immunization tests to find out if they need any kind of up-gradation or if you need to do them once again.

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