Many people are understandably proud of being able to claim that they ‘never go to the doctor’. In some ways this is good news because it means they have no illness needing medical attention. But it might mean that they are missing out on some important preventive health checks, which can keep them healthy.
These checks include
These checks don’t need to be done very often, but they can be very important in preventing problems, or detecting them in the early stages.
We are especially interested in promoting good health and preventing illness.
What is early disease detection?
Early disease detection is the use of:
Why should you think about early disease detection?
Often, the earlier a disease is diagnosed, the more likely that it can be cured or successfully managed. Managing a disease, especially early in its course, may lower its impact on your life or prevent or delay serious complications.
What tests should you have?
The tests you need depend on your age, gender, and your risk factors. Risk factors might include family history, such as having a close relative with cancer, and lifestyle issues, such as smoking.
Cholesterol screening, for example, is recommended for people who have a strong family history of heart disease.
Women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant may be screened for genetic conditions, sexually transmitted diseases, and other conditions.
Please contact our office to find out more about Early Disease Detection.