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Dr Aida Bjelopoljak
Specialist Obstetrics & Gynecology,
Dubai London Hospital

Q: What are the 5 most important screenings every woman must undergo before 40 to ensure good health?

Here are five screenings that are commonly recommended in everyday practice: Pap smear with HPV testing: This test is important for detecting cervical cancer or any abnormal cells in the cervix. It is generally recommended to start regular Pap smears around the age of 21 or within three years of becoming sexually active, so in some cases even earlier. A regular Pap smear and vaccination for HPV, can prevent cervical cancer. Breast Examination: Regular self-examinations can help women detect any changes or abnormalities in their breasts. It is also recommended to have a clinical breast examination performed by a healthcare provider every 1-3 years, starting in their 20s; breast ultrasound can be started even in their 20s, depending on family history; and regular mammograms should start at the age of 40.
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Dr Manjunatha Ganiga Srinivasaiah
Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon,
Dubai London Hospital

Q: How can one maintain a good tone in quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes for healthy extreme limbs until the ripe old age of 80. What are the tips?

The main cause of muscle weakness is age-related sarcopenia or muscle loss. Physically inactive people can lose as much as 3-5 percent of their muscle mass each decade after age 30. Even if you are active, you'll still have some muscle loss. The strongest way to fight sarcopenia is to keep your muscles active through a combination of aerobic exercises, resistance training, and balance training that can prevent and even reverse muscle loss. At least 2 - 4 exercise sessions weekly may be required to achieve these benefits.
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