An annual medical check-up can help us treat any illness in time. At PlanSalud of Clinica Ricardo Palma we promote the importance of prevention and early diagnosis of diseases through our medical check-ups unit.
For this reason, Dr. Daniel Espinoza, an internist at our clinic, details the annual medical examinations that all women who are new mothers should perform:
Exams for young moms
30 days after delivery. 40% of women have anemia in this period, so it is important to know this value.
Carry out a control in women who had diabetes during pregnancy, as they can develop type II diabetes. In addition, those with risk factors such as being overweight, close relatives with diabetes or high blood pressure.
- Pap smear
From the age of 21. Useful for ruling out cervical cancer, considered the most frequent in Peruvian women.
- Psychological evaluation
Due to a pregnancy at an early age, anxiety or depression may occur that require specialized care.
- Nutritional assessment
In the postpartum period, weight gain or loss often occurs. Therefore, a nutritional assessment and counseling by a nutritionist is important.
- Blood pressurel
Carry out a periodic check-up in women who had high blood pressure during pregnancy.
Exams for adult mothers
In addition to hemoglobin, glucose and blood pressure tests, the following should be performed:
- Discard the human papillomavirus (HPV)
From the age of 30. HPV is usually identified by obtaining an abnormal Pap test result.
After 45 years and before if there are risk factors such as being overweight, family history or sedentary lifestyle.
From the age of 40 it should be done every 2 years. From the age of 50 it will be held annually.
Even without evidencing any specific symptoms or ailment in particular, it is recommended that all women carry out routine consultations, whether face-to-face or not.
Dr. Daniel Espinoza
Internist at Clínica Ricardo Palma