Prevention is key

Prevention is key
Prevention is key

For long-term good health, it is important to have regular visits with your family physician.

Even if there are no unusual symptoms or problems, a yearly check-up is a must. Talking to your doctor about topics such as weight management, sleeping habits, sexual health, and screenings and tests are all important. This can increase your chances of a successful treatment or recovery. Annual screenings may be necessary in some cases to prevent illness.

Learn Your History

Keep your doctor informed about your family’s history of health, particularly in relation to heart disease, cancer, blood pressure, and other conditions.

Talk to your doctor if you notice any changes in your health, such as pain, dizziness, mood changes, problems with stress management, or changes in your eating and bathroom habits.

Your lifestyle should be discussed with your doctor. Your doctor should know if you smoke, drink, or are sexually active.

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Receive Recommended Screenings

Some of the screenings and tests your doctor may recommend throughout your life include:

* Cholesterol. All healthy adults should have their cholesterol tested by age 20. It should be checked again every four to six months. A higher number means a greater risk of developing heart disease.

* Check your blood pressure. It should be checked at least every two years. Your risk of stroke, heart disease, and kidney disease increases if you have high blood pressure.

* Diabetes. This condition is especially important if you have diabetes in the family, have diabetes-related health problems, are obese or sedentary, have had gestational diabetes during pregnancy or have any other risk factors.

* Colorectal cancer. This screening is required for most adults over 50. Discuss the various types of screenings with your doctor.

For Men:

Ask your doctor about the pros & cons of testing for prostate cancer. Are you between 65 and 75 years old? Have you ever smoked? Ask about screening for abdominal aneurysm if you are positive.

For women:

Every year, you should talk to your doctor about your risk factors and recommend screenings for cervical cancer, breast cancer, and osteoporosis.

For children:

All children must be vaccinated as recommended. They should also be assessed for their growth and motor skills, weight gain, vision, hearing, participation in sport activities, and other issues that may arise with puberty.