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

And that's why you ought to see your doctor for daily check-ups.

Depending on your age, sex, and family medical history, a check-up with your doctor can 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

Frequent health checks and checks can help to detect problems before they start. These will also help you find problems early so the chances of diagnosis and recovery are higher. By having the best health care, screenings, and medications, you are taking action to improve your chances of a better, safer life. Your age, health and family background, lifestyle decisions (i.e. what you eat, how involved you are, whether you smoke) and other significant factors have an impact on when and how much you need health care.

Please take the time to see your doctor. I assure you, the effort is worth it.

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