What are Preventive Health Checkups?
The Benefits of Preventive Health Checkups
1. Early Detection of Diseases
2. Health Assessment
3. Timely Precautions
4. Staying Healthy
5. Saving Money
6. Understanding Medical History
7. Tax Benefits
Who Needs Preventive Health Checkups?
Different Checkups for Different Ages
0-9 Years:Focus on healthy habits and get tests only after consulting your family doctor. Common tests include checking cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, anemia, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV, tuberculosis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea.
10-19 Years:Basic tests include weight check, blood pressure, lipid profile, pelvic exam & pap smear (for women only), eye examination, hepatitis C, and vaccination updates.
20-29 Years:Similar to 10-19 years with additional tests like dental and physical exams, immunizations, and for men, testicular self-exams.
30s to 40s:Focuses on blood pressure, lipid profile, pelvic exam & pap smear (for women only), eye examination, dental exam, immunization, hepatitis C, and various screenings as recommended by your doctor.
60 and Above: Continues regular blood pressure and weight tests but also add colorectal and prostate cancer screening, breast exams and mammograms (for women), pelvic exams, Pap smears, HPV tests (for women), eye exams, cholesterol screening, bone density tests, hearing tests, and various immunizations.
Preventive healthcare is a powerful tool for maintaining good health and avoiding major illnesses. By staying proactive and getting regular checkups, you not only invest in your well-being but also enjoy the added benefit of potential tax savings. So, make preventive healthcare a part of your routine, and reap the rewards of a healthier, happier life!
Incorporating preventive health records (PHRs) can also be a game-changer in this journey, helping you to stay up to date with your medical results. If you’re not already using a PHR, use one today. It’s a great way to take control of your health and stay on top of your medical needs. Don’t forget to visit our website. We’re here to help you get started.