Health Checks To Have Done This Year
Having a yearly check-up with your doctor is vitally important, and if you haven't been in a few years there are some tests that you may want to consider having done. Bustle says that some tests really should be done yearly, so you should make an appointment with your primary care physician to get yourself looked at.
- STI testing is important not only for your health, but also for the health of your sexual partners. You might be spreading a venereal disease and not even know it! If this test does come back positive with something, you need to inform all of your past partners so that they can be treated as well.
- Blood pressure screening is a test that can be done either with your doctor or at a local pharmacy if they have the machine available for you to test yourself. Starting at age 20, you should have your blood pressure checked every two years to make sure that you're in a safe range.
- Cholesterol screening is another one that should start at age 20, but if you have a good reading you can go every five years between tests. If your doctor finds less than ideal results though he may want to screen you more often to monitor any risks for high cholesterol or diabetes.
Going to visit your doctor's office can be nerve-wracking and intimidating, but getting ahead of any issues that could arise with a yearly check-up appointment is always a great idea.