Life in your 20s is about integrating different roles. Health issues tend to reflect career and marital decisions, as well as the special health needs associated with pregnancy and childbirth. Your body is producing the hormones estrogen, progesterone and androgen at peak levels, adding both fat and muscle. You most likely have strong bones and good flexibility, so you should begin regular exercise with activities that are fun and motivating. Your skin is young and healthy, with plenty of collagen and elastin to keep it looking strong and flexible.
Health Challenges in Your 20s
Your 20s are the time you are most susceptible to immune system disorders such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. You may be at risk for diabetes and other chronic conditions due a lack of exercise and poor diet. Cancer is still relatively unlikely in your 20s, but you may face other health challenges like infectious diseases, sexually transmitted diseases and issues of birth control, pregnancy and infertility. Not getting enough sleep is also common for many women in their 20s. This can affect your health by interfering with your memory and ability to concentrate, making you more likely to get injured, increasing stress levels and reducing your body's ability to fight infection or heal.
With so much going on, it's easy to get overwhelmed as you try to balance school, new jobs, friends and possibly starting a family. Getting regular checkups and health screenings will help you develop and maintain the best health possible. Below is a list of services offered by our clinic. Make taking care of yourself a priority.