7 Regular Preventive Medical Check Ups You Must Never Ignore!


Doing regular check ups is one of the strategy you can use to stay healthy, many doesn't feel bothered about their health status quo, it's quite an age some go to clinic to do a medical check up, on themselves. Many doesn't even knows their HIV status, not to talk of knowing how hypertensive they are by checking their blood pressure regularly. 

Majority have died from cardiac Arrest, having regular medical check ups and knowing your vital signs makes you become aware of how heavy you are in terms of weight or how faster the rate of your heart beat is, vital signs are very paramount and a precursor to better health, this gives you the States of your health status quo. 

To stay healthy and Early detect a upcoming health issue you need to do preventive checkups.

These are some of the regular check up you should do:

Blood Pressure – have your blood pressure checked every two years if it is normal, you are aged under 40 years, and there is no family history of high blood pressure. Have it checked yearly if you are over 40, your blood pressure is on the high side, or you have a personal or family history of high blood pressure, stroke or heart attack. Be advised by your doctor. 

Blood Tests – check cholesterol levels and blood triglycerides, among other things. High levels may indicate an increased risk of various health problems, including heart disease. If you are over 45, you should have these blood tests once every five years. If you are at high risk of heart disease and have a family history, you should be tested every year from the age of 40. 

Electrocardiogram (ECG) – this is a non-invasive and painless medical test that detects cardiac (heart) abnormalities by measuring the electrical activity generated by the heart as it contracts.

Obesity Tests – being overweight is a significant risk factor for many health conditions, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Ask your doctor to check your body mass index (BMI) and waist measurement every two years. If you are at a higher risk, you should have your weight checked more frequently. 

Diabetes Check - Tests for diabetes include a fasting blood sugar level test, which measures the amount of glucose in the blood after fasting (not eating for an amount of time). It is usually done before you have breakfast. Depending on your risk level, you will need to be tested annually or once every three years.

HIV Test - this the most underrated test of all test, many overlooked going for HIV test to know their HIV status, some thinks they are HIV negatives, so no need to even know check up on their status, at least, you should be able to check and know your HIV status twice a year, that is, one in every 6 months, its very important.

Hepatitis Test - this another test that are part of food handler test which are done in most food or non foods producing manufacturing companies for workers, Hepatitis kills faster than HIV, if not notice early in individuals, most of which are mostly contacted from contaminated foods, infected blood, fluids, semen exchange, it's important you check your Hepatitis status once in a while. 

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