Healthcare professionals urge women to get annual checkups during Women’s Health Week
JACKSON, Tenn. (WNBJ) - This week nationwide healthcare practitioners are prioritizing female health during Women’s Health Week. 39 News talked to a health educator and a physician about what women should be doing to focus on their health and create a personal wellness plan for healthy living.
“Getting checked out from your head to toe, you need to do that! It’s so very important,” said Amanda Johnson, a public health educator at the Jackson Madison County Regional Health Department.
Amanda Johnson, a public health educator with the Jackson Madison County Regional Health Department encourages women to see their primary care doctors annually to keep a check on their wellbeing.
“We are trying to prevent comorbidities such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease, and those types of things. It’s imperative to get checked out early,” said Johnson.
Dr. Allyson Anyanwu, the owner of Sunshine Medical Care Urgent Center says women also need to watch their diets to improve their health.
“I want to challenge you to be particular about choosing what you eat. Doing some changes, eating more vegetables, and less starches, eating less portion sizes. It’s all about what comes in and what comes out. So, the output, let’s do some exercises.” said Dr. Allyson Anyanwu, the owner of Sunshine Medical Care Urgent Center.
Dr. Anyanwu advises women to make sure they make their overall health a top priority.
“We women have so many things that we do we take so much time taking care of others. It is time to put ourselves first because if we take care of ourselves, we will be available to take care of everyone else,” said Dr. Anyanwu.
If you need to schedule an appointment you are urged to call the Jackson Madison County Regional Health Department or the Sunshine Medical Care Urgent Center.