How many times do you make it in to visit the doc? Did you know you can save yourself time, sickness, and money by following a simple checkup process?
Most of people’s health issues can be preventive. I teach a lot of my clients about preventing disease through proper nutrition, supplementation, and fitness. If we adopt a healthy lifestyle, we can have more lifemiles. I think we all deserve to live a stronger, longer, more vital life.
Here are some suggested Health Screenings according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
*Hearing Test: Starting at age 18, then every 10 years until age 50, then every 3 years.
*Dental Exam: 1 to 2 times every year.
*Complete Eye Exam: At least once between ages 20-29 and at least twice between ages 30-39, or anytime we have a problem with our eyes.
*Thyroid Test: Start at age 35, then every 4 years.
*Heart Health (Blood Pressure Test): At least every 2 years.
*Women’s Reproductive Health (Pap Test and Pelvic Exam): Every 1 to 3 years if you have been sexually active or are older than 21.
**Women’s Breast Health (Mammogram): Every 1 to 2 years. Discuss this with your doctor or nurse.
*Skin Health (Male Exam): Monthly male self-exam; by a doctor every 3 years, starting at age 20.
*Men’s Reproductive Health (Testicular Exam): Monthly self-exam and a part of general checkup.
*Cholesterol Test: Start at age 20, discuss with your doctor or nurse.
**Bone Health (Bone Mineral Density Test): Discuss with your doctor or nurse.
**Men’s Prostate Health (Digital Rectal Scan): Discuss with your doctor or nurse.
**Diabetes (Blood Glucose Test): Start at age 45, then every 3 years.
***Colonoscopy: Every 10 years
Ages to start:
Also, be sure to consult with your physician which should know your particular health requirements and needs.
Remember friends, you’re in control of your health. Take a proactive step towards better health by adding these screenings to your schedule. In the mean time, be happy, be healthy, and enjoy life’s gifts.
Health and Freedom Expert