Yearly Health Check Up and Eye Exams
Getting a regular health check up is a necessity to maintaining good health. The simple fact is that early detection through physical examinations and eye exams are one of the primary factories in the survivability of major diseases.
You also should be aware of any special situation regarding your own particular genetics and relate that information to your physician. Do you have a history of stroke or diabetes within the family? Do you have a family history of cancer? Questions like these can be the difference between life and death.
The minimum should be that you have a complete physical at least once a year. As you get older this frequency should be increased. Find a physician that is interested in you and cares about your well being. Many people don't realize the necessity of finding a physician they are comfortable with and completely trust. You are putting your life in their hands so you owe it to yourself to make sure you are getting the best care possible.
You also need to be aware of any sudden changes that take place in your health. Changes such as a sudden weight gain or loss could be an indication of something far more serious. Also be aware of your digestive system and regularity, and if you notice anything unusual in your stool. Women should check their breasts for lumps and have a regular pap smear. Men should also have a regular check up on each year for their prostate.
Dental health is also another facet of good overall health. At least once a year you should have a thorough and deep professional teeth cleaning. This gets rid of bacteria and plague that tends to build up over time. Just brushing doesn't remove this material. It requires a professional cleaning by a dental hygienist. Therefore schedule an annual dental exam just like you would a regular check up with your family physician. Your vision health is also important, so be sure and care for your eye health, too.
Early detection is the best solution to serious health problems and often makes the difference between life and death. Therefore do yourself a favor and make sure you are getting your annual health check ups and monitoring your overall health on a regular basis. Physical examinations of your eyes, teeth, and body will create a comparison each year and help you notice when something changes in your health status.
Tests For Men
- Prostate Exam
Staring at age 50 a man should have a digital exam of his prostate. The physician uses a gloved finger in the rectum to determine if there is any enlargement of the prostate. Enlargement could indicate benign enlargement or even cancer.
Prostate Specific Antigen is a blood test that can indicate prostate cancer. If the level is high a biopsy of the prostate may be indicated.
Tests For Women
It is recommended this test be done yearly for females over the age of 40. The doctor, during the checkup should perform a clinical breast exam. Monthly self breast exam should also be done, you can be taught this technique during your yearly checkup.
- PAP smear and Pelvic Exam
This test should be done every three years or yearly if at higher risk for cervical or vaginal cancer.
- Measurement of Bone Mass
There is no standard for frequency of this exam. Women with a family or personal history that puts them at higher risk of osteoporosis should have this test.
This article is taken from HeartCore Corporation. Samitivej Sriracha Hospital offers different check up programs for both men and women. For more information please call the international department at 038-320-207 or e-mail email@example.com.