How often should I have a comprehensive health check up?
The most significant factors to know the frequency of visits are your risk level for contracting disease, as well as your age.
If you are less than 30 or 30 years old and healthy: It is recommended you check-up every 2 or 3 years. You can discuss preventive approaches with your primary care doctor during these visits.
Ages 30-40: It is advisable to get an annual physical. Some common diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and hypertension rarely come with signs and symptoms. They can only be detected during visits.
50+: It is imperative to get annual physicals. Both sexes should go through colonoscopies to screen for colon cancer. Women above 50 can also discuss the importance of frequent mammograms with the physician. People above 65 should receive pneumococcal vaccines, as well as regular influenza vaccines.