WHY REGULAR MEDICAL CHECKUP IS IMPORTANT

“Prevention is the best cure” is a popular saying among healthcare professionals. This means that the easiest way to get healthy is to avoid getting sick in the first place. While this is not always possible, there are many ways to prevent possible future health problems and illnesses. 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.

Regular health checkup

Regular health checkup

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, and other important factors impact what and how often you need healthcare.

What are the benefits of regular checkups?

  1. Build a relationship with your doctor.
  2. People who see their doctor regularly are more likely to take steps to improve or maintain their health.
  3. assessing your risk for future medical problems – Prevention is better than cure.
  4. Illness such as diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, and heart diseases are better treated when diagnosed at an early stage.
  5. Screening tests can often help detect disease before it advances further and causes damage.
  6. Updating vaccinations.
  7. Businesses and health insurance plans are realizing the benefit of preventative medicines against the costs of chronic medication for its members and employees.
  8. Preventive medicine saves money, while chronic conditions require costly treatment

 

Why Regular Medical Check Up Is So Important:

health-2Cholesterol Screening – Unhealthy cholesterol levels are a significant risk factor for circulation problems, heart attack and stroke. The good news is that if you have unhealthy cholesterol levels, you can make some fairly simple lifestyle changes that can help improve your cholesterol levels and lower your risk.

Blood Pressure – The higher your blood pressure, the greater your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Those with elevated blood pressure need to be under medical care.

Diabetes test- You can live an active lifestyle when you take control of your diabetes care. Still, you must have regular health checkups and tests.

health-3Eye Tests – It is common for people to think that if their vision is good, then their eyes must be healthy. Unfortunately, that is not always true. Some serious eye diseases have no symptoms. Early screening gives us the best chance of keeping our eyes healthy.

Colorectal Screening – Screening is the most efficient way to detect polyps and colon cancer in the earliest stage. Colorectal cancer usually has no symptoms in its early stages, when the disease is most treatable, which is why regular screening is important.

Immunizations – Adults need routine immunizations too. They can prevent you from getting sick, as well as spreading disease to others, that’s why regular checkup is important.

Skin Exam – Get a yearly skin exam to stop skin cancer in its tracks.

Dental Check-ups and Cleaning- Checking your teeth for tooth decay is just one part of a thorough dental examination. During your checkup appointment, your dentist will likely evaluate the health of your gums, perform a head and neck examination and examine your mouth for any indications of oral cancer.

Trouble with sleep- Physicians warn that lack of adequate sleep contributes to diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and heart disease. “So, don’t fail to draw your doctor’s attention to this all-important problem.

EKG – Most doctors don’t do EKGs on younger people without specific cardiovascular complaints. However, I think everyone should get a “baseline” EKG to make sure there is nothing wrong with your heart.

Cholesterol Level Test- With today’s diet and lifestyle your regular doctor check up should include a cholesterol level test. If your cholesterol is found to be high there are steps you can take to improve their cholesterol levels, and help prevent heart disease and heart attack.

Hearing test- Hearing loss is one of the most common health problems. Because it doesn’t cause pain and is not visible, many people refuse to admit that it exists.

Glaucoma- After age 45, glaucoma becomes more common than it is earlier in life. It is a disease that can lead to problems seeing and even to loss of        vision. Early treatment with medicine, surgery, or both can prevent or delay the serious vision problems caused by glaucoma.

Excess Weight or Obesity- In addition to seeing the health care provider regularly, you should try to maintain your weight at a comfortable, health level and do frequent physical activity or get regular exercise.

FOR FEMALE

health-4Pap test – This test evaluates for cervical cancer, which is deadly and strikes young women. Do not miss these.

Colon Cancer Screening – Colon cancer is a curable cancer which will kill you if it is not picked up early. The screening tests are usually reserved for people over 50, and while not done in the primary care doctor’s office, it is the primary that sets it up.

Mammogram and Prostate Cancer screening – Both of these screening tests have become controversial. It is best to talk with your doctor about them.

Breast Cancer- As women get older, their chances of getting breast cancer increase. In fact, most breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50.Research shows that the best way to find breast cancer is to get a mammogram. This is an x-ray test that can find a breast cancer when it is so small that it cannot be felt. Most breast cancers are treated more easily when found early.

We’re all busy people, but if there’s one thing you should always make time for, it’s to get to the doctor for regular checkups and age-appropriate preventative tests.

A medical check-up is a complete physical and laboratory examination of your body that should be done annually to monitor your health,   detect problems and initiate preventative measures from any disease that you may be predisposed to or suffering from. So regular medical checkup is necessary to keep out body free of diseases.

 

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About Zahidul Hossein Ripon

Zahidul Hossein Ripon a Bangladesh national, born in 1983 did Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering. At present, Mr. Ripon is working as a Managing Director in Coraltech Solutions. Before working with Coraltech Solutions, he worked in different reputed ICT industries in Bangladesh from year 2007. Mr. Ripon is one of the Associate Member of Bangladesh Computer Society. Mr. Ripon attended couple of Conference and Training, Seminars and events of ICT in Bangladesh and abroad. He is one of the co-author of few number of research publications in international scientific journals and proceedings.

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