So, I've had a lot of healthy concerns over the summer including, mysteriously dropping hemoglobin, a wrist bleed ad pneumonia twice! Now that the fall is here I am catching up on a lot of appointments.
Last week I went to visit my dentist and my wisdom teeth are of course a concerns but my dentist seems to think that as long as I keep my teeth really clean and healthy the wisdom teeth will eventually grow in and now cause too much trouble. I am very happy to hear this because dental surgery sounds like a nightmare to me. I also had the joy of going for a pap test. It's a test that I really really hate but it is so important to have done yearly. While I was at this clinic my doctor recommended I get the HPV vaccine, Gardasil I always thought this vaccine was only for those under the age of 26 but it has been approved for women up to 45 years of age.
This vaccine helps prevent against almost all HPV virus, which can lead to cancer.
I am not an expert in this my any means but I've decided to go ahead and get the vaccine. It comes in three doses similar to the twinrix vaccine.
Its definitely something worth talking to your doctors about.
For more information please check out hpvinfo.ca.