According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), regular health exams with your medical provider and screening tests are important because they can find problems before they start, as well as find potential problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. By getting the right health services, screenings and treatments, the CDC concludes that you are taking steps that help your chances of living a longer, healthier life.
Blood pressure checks
Updates to your immunization status
Blood screening for cholesterol
Diabetes and cancer screening
Usually, the conditions for which are getting screened — such as heart attacks, strokes or metastatic cancer — do not cause symptoms, and far too often people find out they have a condition only after serious consequences have evolved. Yearly physical examinations and conversations with your healthcare provider about screening at least once a year are a vital part of maintaining one’s health and preventing disease.