Written on February 1, 2023 by Amy Harris, MS, RN, CNM. To give you technically accurate, evidence-based information, content published on the Everlywell blog is reviewed by credentialed professionals with expertise in medical and bioscience fields.
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Even if you feel well, if you are a woman over 40, you should still have a visit with a healthcare professional at least once a year . Post-pandemic, more and more people with busy lives are choosing the convenience and accessibility of telehealth as a way to keep up with regular check-ups. Everlywell’s virtual healthcare for women over 40 has licensed nurse practitioners to make it simple for busy people like you to address your health needs with high-quality care, prescriptions, and recommendations — all through video calls.
So, do you really need to check in with a healthcare provider annually? Yes .
Seeing (virtually or in person) a healthcare provider every year can help screen for early signs of diseases while you still have time to prevent them and when the chances for treatment are better. Yearly health check-ups allow healthcare providers to :
While Everlywell telehealth providers and at-home testing options can’t offer all of the tests or screens recommended as part of preventive health maintenance for women over 40 , our providers can advise you on the following:
It can be hard to keep up to date on which screens and tests you are supposed to have and when, but Everlywell can help keep you on track.
Some of the recommended screenings you should have if you are a woman over the age of 40 are :
Feeling overwhelmed or worried about the cost of all this screening? Everlywell is here to help you make sense of what in-person tests you need (and when) and which you can do virtually. Ultimately, being an informed healthcare consumer will keep your body and your wallet healthier in the long run.
Women are now waiting longer to give birth, with many becoming first-time mothers in their 40s . Many women have questions about their ovarian reserve, fertility, and whether or not they will need assisted reproductive technology to help them get pregnant. While they can’t provide fertility care, licensed nurse practitioners talk through some of your available testing option, such as the Women's Fertility Test or Ovarian Reserve Test.
In contrast to those contemplating pregnancy, you may be looking forward to the end of your childbearing years. Perimenopause is the gradual transition (4-8 years) that all people with ovaries undergo . As the ovaries produce fewer hormones (namely estrogen), menstrual cycles become irregular. These same hormonal changes can cause night sweats, mood changes, tiredness, difficulty sleeping (insomnia), vaginal dryness, weight changes, headaches, and mood changes .
Talking through your symptoms and looking at some key biomarkers and hormone levels with Everlywell’s virtual healthcare providers can provide you with some helpful information. Our virtual healthcare providers can recommend which tests to consider and advise you about treatment options for your symptoms. We know you have questions — online surveys tell us that most women under 40 have very limited menopause knowledge .
The hormonal changes during menopause (decreasing estrogen levels) elevate cardiovascular risk by raising blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Heart disease (also known as cardiovascular disease or CVD) is the number one killer of women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) .
Reviewing your risk factors for cardiovascular disease at your yearly health check-up can help prevent CVD and death later in your life. Everlywell telehealth providers can help do a cardiovascular risk assessment and help you develop a healthy heart care plan to start protecting your heart before it is too late.
As we talk about diseases of the heart, we can’t forget broken hearts. While no one likes to talk about it, the divorce rate among married couples increases with age, especially in the midlife years .
You may be out of practice using condoms or asking new partners about their sexual history. Virtual healthcare providers can help with STDs in women. They can offer you confidential, discrete, fast, and accurate STD testing, evaluation for urinary tract infections (UTIs), and even treatment for infections. With Everlywell telehealth and at-home STD tests, you don’t even have to go to a doctor’s office, clinic, or pharmacy to receive sexual healthcare.
Everlywell offers access to virtual care visits for online women's health support. Licensed telehealth providers can meet you when it works with your schedule. They can help you address your symptoms with the right test, prescriptions, or lifestyle recommendations. Everlywell accepts major health insurance plans and uses cutting-edge technology to protect your privacy.
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