As we age, our risk for developing certain health conditions increases. This is why it’s important to get regular check-ups and screenings.
Check-ups can help catch health problems early, when they’re most treatable. And screenings can help detect diseases before you notice any symptoms.
For example, colon cancer screening can help find polyps (abnormal growths) in the colon. If found early, these polyps can be removed before they turn into cancer. Diabetes screening can help identify warning signs early so you can make lifestyle changes or start medication to control your blood sugar levels. And a skin cancer screening can find skin cancer early, when it’s most treatable.
Below are just some of the kinds of check-ups and screenings to get as you age:
- Blood Pressure Check
- Cholesterol Check
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Diabetes Screening
- Eye Exam
- Flu Vaccine
- Pap Smear
- Skin Cancer Screening
- Thyroid Function Test
Talk to your healthcare provider here at Horizon Family Medical Group about which check-ups and screenings are right for you. And remember, staying active and eating a healthy diet can also help you stay healthy as you age.