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Health Recommendations for Women in Their 40s

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If you’re a woman in your 40s, you have the experience and the confidence to tackle just about anything life throws your way, but you may be noticing some changes in your body. With middle age comes decreasing levels of estrogen and a menopause transition period known as perimenopause. Atlantic Health System Women’s Health can help you navigate the ups and downs of this phase and keep you feeling great well into your 50s with these recommendations.

Find a Doctor

If you haven’t already, it’s time to form a relationship with a primary care physician, in addition to your gynecologist. This partnership is critical to your health now and in the years to come.


You may also want to ask your doctor about screenings and vaccinations appropriate for adult women of any age. These include:

  • Hearing test
  • Vision test
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Hepatitis A vaccine
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Varicella vaccine (chicken pox)
  • Measles mumps and rubella vaccine
  • Tdap booster vaccine (tetanus)
  • Bone mineral density (osteoporosis)
  • Diabetes screening

Lifestyle Changes

These recommendations are intended as a guide for women in their 40s who are of general good health to discuss with their physician.