• Juan Karlos

Why Visit A Doctor Regularly?

Though you may feel healthy now, you must not assume quickly that everything is going fine. Prevention is much more important than a cure. Identifying a hidden problem before it gets worse might save your life in the future.

So that's why visiting your physician for regular check-ups is necessary.

Depending on your age, sex, and family medical history, a checkup with your doctor may include:

  • Blood, urine, vision, and hearing tests to evaluate your overall health

  • Assessments of your blood pressure, cholesterol level, and weight

  • A discussion about your diet and exercise habits and any tobacco, drug, and alcohol use

  • Immunizations and booster shots

  • Screenings to assess your risk of developing certain diseases, including diabetes (if you already have high blood pressure or high cholesterol) and cancer

  • Depending on your age and sexual lifestyle, testing for STDs and possibly HIV

  • Starting at age 50, or younger if you have a family history, a screening test for colorectal cancer

  • A discussion about depression and stress to evaluate your mental health

Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life. Your age, health and family history, lifestyle choices (i.e. what you eat, how active you are, whether you smoke), and other important factors impact what and how often you need healthcare.

Take time to visit your Doctor. I assure you, it's worth the effort.

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