Why regular check-ups are important: Prevention is better than cure
November 15, 2021
- Early diagnosis prevents disease and its complications
- Diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure among others remain without symptoms for years until they present with complications
Regular checkups will provide doctors with a way to spot any health issues early on. Checkups incorporate several tests, including preventative screenings and physical examinations, to check patients' current health and risks. If any problems are found, your doctor will provide information on treatment plans and ways that you can prevent health issues in the future.
Popular health checks include:
- Cervical smear tests (Pap tests) for women
- Blood pressure tests
- Cholesterol level checks
- Body mass index (BMI) and obesity tests
- Diabetes checks
If you have any more specific health concerns, then your doctor will be able to advise you on these and conduct the proper checks. They can also help find problems early when your chances for treatment and cure are better.