Prevention is the key to maintaining excellent health. Detecting illnesses, conditions, and diseases early leads to early treatment and the best outcome. Good health begins with regular health check-ups from your primary care provider.
What To Know About Regular Health Check-ups
Regular health check-ups are important for many reasons. Consider that during a regular health check-up, your provider will:
- Perform a comprehensive physical examination
- Record your vital signs, height, weight, and other baseline information
- Order blood tests and other lab work to check for underlying medical conditions
- Order imaging studies including x-rays, ultrasound, mammogram, MRI, and other imaging to check for abnormalities
- Prescribe medications to lower cholesterol, control blood pressure, control blood sugar, and manage other conditions
- Administer recommended vaccinations to prevent pneumonia, flu, shingles, COVID, and other serious conditions
Your provider is an expert on staying healthy and may recommend several lifestyle modifications during your regular health check-up. They can help you with:
- Quitting smoking or using tobacco
- Limiting alcohol and use of harmful substances
- Planning meals to control weight, provide nutrients, and keep you healthy
- Developing an exercise program to help you stay active, while limiting stress on your joints
Your regular health check-up may also include gender-specific examinations including breast and pelvic exams for women, and prostate exams for men. A regular health check-up can also be customized to help manage chronic conditions including:
- Asthma and allergies
- Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Heart disease and arrhythmia
- Osteoporosis and degenerative bone conditions
If you are experiencing an acute illness or condition like the flu, a cold, or a bacterial infection, these can be evaluated and treated at your regular health check-up too. Your primary care provider can do it all.
Want To Know More?
To find out more about the importance of regular health check-ups and what to expect, talk with an expert. Call your provider today.