The Importance of Annual Health Check-ups

As we age, our nutrient needs and lifestyle habits change, which can have a strong impact on our health. This is why it’s important to have an Annual Health Check-up as it will help identify any abnormalities in your body and any deficiencies in your blood. Detecting that early can save you a lot of trouble, both by way of your health as well as medical costs.

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Is the Annual Health Check Worthwhile?

The short answer is: yes. Although there has been a lot of debate around this topic, with people advocating for and against Annual Health Exams, the fact of the matter is that it can be a life saving measure. When you go for a Health Check every year, your doctor will have a record of your vitals. This will then act as a baseline for them to keep track of your health and easily notice if something’s amiss. So, yes, an Annual Health Check can be very beneficial for your overall health as well as to identify any issues immediately as they crop up. In medicine, the sooner you spot something, the better your chances of treating it successfully.

Top Benefits of An Annual Health Examination

An Annual Health Check-up can benefit you by:

  • Helping you establish an ongoing doctor-patient relationship, making it easier for your doctor to assess your health.
  • Provide your doctor with extensive and continued medical records, which they can use to keep track of your health and to notice any anomalies quickly.
  • Annual Health Checks are a great way to get a more personalised service from your doctor, as he/she will know you and your system much better.
  • Saving you money in medical expenses (since catching an issue early means you don’t have to spend too much on expensive medical procedures and treatments).
  • Giving you peace of mind knowing that your health is good and there are no unexpected, unpleasant surprises for you to worry about.
  • Giving you a clear trajectory to follow for better health as you will know what your problem areas are and how you can improve them (you doctor will advice you on that based on your results).

At Narooma Medical Centre, we believe that health is wealth. Taking care of your health will allow you to lead a more productive, fulfilling life. So, if you haven’t ever had an Annual Health Check-up or have been putting off getting one this year, now’s the time to pick up your phone and give us a call on 02 4476 5588

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