You might eat well and exercise for at least a half hour every day, but if you do not spend time on annual medical checkups, your healthy lifestyle will not lead to the desired goal. This artile features the annual physical exam!
The suggested screenings differ age by age and between men and women, as well. What is always due is a blood test, blood pressure and heart rate measurement and if the doctor suggests then abdominal ultrasound and chest X-ray. These usually show minor abnormalities, and should any medical problem be prevalent, a more profound examination is needed.
Women are suggested to include screenings for low bone density, and breast and cervical cancer in their annual physical examination, as well, while men should do the same for prostate cancer. As we age, it is also useful to make annual appointments with our eye doctor, as well. It is the easiest way to put an end to headaches, which are often caused by an old pair of glasses.
In Hungary, the annual checkups do not seem to take long, due to the administration in the public sector. However, if you visit a private clinic, where you can find the specialists of internal medicine, as well, then the annual checkup might seem longer, but there is no need to waste several days in the public sector.
The abdominal ultrasound will show, should any abnormalities are present in the abdomen, while chest X-Ray serves the same in the chest. Even they can show if bone density has got lower than normal, but in case of a suspicious shadow on the screen, even further examinations are needed, to see how serious the problem is.
As you can see, routine physical examinations are essential to detect a disease in time. An expert can tell from watching, touching, tapping and listening, if the examinations should focus on a certain area. The further checkups will then narrow the opportunities further, until the root cause or the problems, or the latent disease is found.
If you care about your health, then never forget the annual health checkups, as they will make your life not only longer, but also more pleasant and carefree. As medical experts often say: prevention is a lot easier than cure. If you spend time and energy on your lifestyle and medical examinations in time, you will not have to waste a lot more in hospital later, and you will not even risk side effects of either medical or surgical interventions.