To keep your body functioning at its top level, it’s important to check in with your doctor regularly. You take your car in for regular checkups, right? Why not take care of your most prized possession in the best manner possible?
The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends you refer to the following list of preventative services. Please note, these guidelines are not comprehensive. Consult your family care physician for recommendations regarding your personal screening and wellness schedule.
- Aortic aneurysm, abdominal: one-time screening by ultrasounography for men who have ever smoked (65 years+)
- Colorectal cancer: screen (50 years+)
- Coronary heart disease: counsel adults at increased risk (18 years+)
- Depression/tobacco use/alcohol misuse/violence: screen (18 years+)
- Hearing difficulties: screen and counsel (65 years+)
- Hypertension: screen for high blood pressure (18 years+)
- Lipid disorders: screen with fasting lipid profile or nonfasting total and HDL cholesterol (35 years+)
- Obesity: screen by measuring height and weight periodically/intensive counseling and behavioral interventions for obese adults (18 years+)
- STDs: regular screenings if sexually active
- Visually difficulties: screen with Snellen acuity (65 years+)
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