Why is it important to consult your doctor?

There are dozens of diseases that manifest only in very delicate stages and that are difficult to diagnose in time unless a regular medical examination is performed.

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There are dozens of diseases that manifest only in very delicate stages and that are difficult to diagnose in time unless a regular medical examination is performed.

Many people have an annual medical examination because it could be a requirement from their jobs and others go get a check up on their own. However, not everyone seems to understand how important it is, and sometimes we just wonder if it’s really necessary to have one, especially when we’re feeling no pain. But, as we all know, many diseases are silently evil.

Therefore, we definitely have to be more aware of how important prevention in health is since it’s always a lot easier to treat with diseases while they’re in their early stages.

Who should have a medical checkup? 

consult your doctorAs the name says, preventive checkups were created for all “healthy” people, but especially for those who could be at risk due to factors in their history like for example a family history of heart problems, high cholesterol or cancer. In addition, it’s a must, if you who smoke, or if you have a sedentary lifestyle and an unbalanced diet to go and consult your doctor, to schedule a medical check-up.

Preventive medicine isn’t focused on those who are already going through a developed a disease; in these cases, they must be treated and prescribed by a medical specialist right away.

What basic tests should a check-up have?    

After being interviewed by the specialist, here are some basic medical tests any patient could go through:

Some usual recommendations for when you’re about to have any test are:

  • to go on an empty stomach
  • avoid drinking alcohol 24 hours prior to the test
  • wear comfortable clothing
  • Avoid the use of necklaces or metal on X-rays

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