A good number of lives have been saved because doctors discovered hidden ailments and diseases which otherwise could have been fatal.

People who thought they were as fit as a fiddle have gotten the shock of their lives when some underlying health issues were unearthed during a doctor’s visit. Medical checkups are very important to every living being, they help to give peace of mind, knowing that you do not have any health issues lurking in the shadows. While exercise, balanced dieting and a healthy lifestyle are important to keep one healthy, it is also very important to go for health checkups at intervals.

Medical checkups can rule out other illnesses that might cause problems later. It’s important to do them regularly because it can help to find out the illness early enough when there are better chances for treatments.

Heavy traffic, constant pressure at work or school, and unpredictable weather can contribute to stress occurring regularly. Higher levels of stress may result in stress-related diseases and disorders which can manifest physically or psychologically.

According to LENMED Group of Hospitals Johannesburg, these are the recommended health tests every adult should have at least every, one to two years and more frequently if you are in the high-risk category;

  • Blood Pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Blood glucose
  • Skin cancer screening

For women, the following are specially recommended

  • Mammogram
  • Pap Smear
  • Bone Density Test

The men folk should look at Prostate exams to help detect prostate cancer.

Medical checkups are very important because it helps to prevent health problems from becoming chronic and saves you money. A medical check every now & then ensures that you are healthy and decreases the chances of having to take sick leaves or even get admitted to the hospital which can disrupt your entire lifestyle.

It is better to save for medical health insurance and not need it than to need basic treatment and not have the means to afford it.

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