If you have not been getting regular medical checkups (quick plug for Werlabs) over the last few years, here are five reasons that may have you rushing off to the doctor to make an appointment.
Preventative healthcare is important — One of the main reasons to go for regular medical checkups is that these are the times when early stages of certain illnesses are discovered.
If you do not go for medical checkups, however, by the time it is discovered you are suffering from a serious illness, it could be too late for any treatment to be effective.
You will save money — If you have to pay for certain medical treatment, you can actually save money by going for medical checkups.
This is because it is usually cheaper to pay for preventative care than it is to pay for the medical care you will need should a serious illness develop.
Blood tests can prevent diseases — Blood tests are usually included in regular medical checkups, and they can eliminate the possibility of illnesses developing.
This is because warning signs can often be detected in your blood that will then give your doctor an idea of what type of treatment he should be prescribing.
Eye care is important — Getting your eyes checked yearly is important as your eyes can develop cataracts as you age.
Caught early, however, the treatment is far less invasive than if caught at a later date.
Sexually-transmitted diseases — Finally, you could have a sexually-transmitted disease that you could then pass onto your partner without knowing you have done.
This could show up in testing that is done during a regular medical checkup, however, and your doctor would then be able to treat you. Thus preventing you from passing the disease onto anyone else whenever you have sex.