Regular health checkups can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better.
How often should you get a health checkup?
30 or younger: every 2 to 3 years for a health checkup. You need to discuss disease prevention and healthy lifestyles with a doctor. Vaccination can be extremely beneficial for young internationally traveling people. Cervical cancer screening should be done by women regularly.
Ages 30-40: most people should be getting an annual physical. Some diseases, like obesity, diabetes, and hypertension, can be detected by a doctor only on early stages. Women at their 40s should start their regular breast cancer screening.
50+: annual health checkups become much more important. Colonoscopy for men and women is a must. Women above their 50s should do regular mammograms. Risk of illness and hospitalization from flu and pneumonia increases at age of 65 and older, that’s why receiving pneumococcal vaccines and regular influenza vaccines should be done regularly.
We, at Call Doctor, suggest you not to ignore the need for regular checkups. Therefore, we perform Basic, Full and Comprehensive Health Checkups.