We spend a good part of our life worrying about money, relations and just getting by. In all this chaos, we sometimes end up ignoring the most important thing in our life, something that could never return once it is gone; that is health.
While no one is safe from diseases, it is still always better when it is diagnosed in its earliest stages. Nowadays, people don’t learn about their disease until it has done considerable damage. Early diagnosis always increases the chance of survival, especially from a chronic disease. This is why every single person, young or old, should get regular checkups.
While there are many medical test that one should get done each year, we will mention a few below:
Most people think of abnormal blood pressure levels as being an unimportant and harmless issue, which is their second gravest mistake. The first mistake is when they don’t deem it important enough to get it checked. Getting your blood pressure checked takes hardly a few minutes and it can be kept in control by proper medications and a healthy lifestyle. If irregular blood pressure is not diagnosed and treated, it can lead to various other dangerous diseases, with heart failure being one of them.
A complete skin examination should also be on the list. At times, skin problems are an indication of a disease that has more to do with other parts of your body rather than the skin itself. Then again, skin cancer is also becoming common with each passing day and the sooner it is diagnosed, the better.
Colonoscopy is a procedure in which a medical expert uses a long, flexible, narrow tube with a light and tiny camera on one end to look inside the rectum and colon. Colonoscopy can show irritated and swollen tissue, ulcers, polyps, which are significant, if found, as they could indicate the possibly of colon cancer. Early screeniing is essential and if polyps are found, they can be removed before the cancer spreads.
We complain about a headache all the time. However, what we don’t know is that more often than not, it is due to our weakening eyesight. Spotting sight issues in kids is very difficult as they are never able to tell the difference until they reach their school age. It is up to the parents to remain observant in this regard. If weak eyesight is not picked up early, it keeps deteriorating. Many adults also discover common eye diseases, such as cataracts, when it is too late.
Kidney diseases range from mild to chronic. If you did happen to suffer from it, you can still lead a normal life if the disease gets diagnosed early. The longer the diagnosis takes, the more dangerous it can become and affect your health. Kidney infections also affect other parts of our body, making it difficult to perform day-to-day work.
High cholesterol can be prevented by a few, simple medications and preventive diet. If remained unchecked and ignored for a longer time, it can clog your arteries and cause several other non-pleasant and chronic diseases.
Our life is already too short and limited to spend it in illness. We are here for a reason other than to get sick. So, make sure you take the utmost care of your health and your loved ones to live a long and happy life.