Medical Check-Ups. The key to prevention!
Medical Check-Ups on VIDA Wellness and Beauty
Whether you are feeling well or not, it is truly important to have medical checkup periodically in order to detect any potential problems.
Many people can feel good but in reality be suffering from a chronic disease; for example, most people who have hypertension have no idea! Similarly, high levels of cholesterol and blood sugar levels often produce no symptoms until the disease is advanced and causes heart damage. Having a regular medical check-up doesn’t guarantee that you won’t get sick, but thanks to the information doctors get from check-ups, they can give you the best advice to prevent any future diseases, AKA staying healthy; or in any case give you the necessary treatment to reduce any complications. Remember! The early detection of diseases allows an efficient control, offering a better life quality for us and those around us. Doctors recommend getting a check-up once a year. Check-ups include the following tests:
- COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT
- LIPID PROFILE (CHOLESTEROL, TRIGLYCERIDES)
- URIC ACID
- VDRL SEROLOGY
- CHEST RADIOGRAPHY
Measurement of Blood Pressure. Have your blood pressure checked every year. If your pressure is between 120-139 / 80-89 mmHg or higher, it should be evaluated by a doctor, preferably an internist.
Cholesterol. Men over 34 and women over 44 should get tested every 3 years. If the parameters are higher than normal, they should be evaluated.
Dental Examination. Don’t wait for cavities to hurt, we know that dentists can be scary but be sure to go every year for an examination and a cleaning.
Eye Examination. If you have eye problems, you should get an examination every 2 years. After the age of 45, everyone, with or without vision impairment, should have a general examination and a tonometry test to check for glaucoma.
Vaccines. Remember! A tetanus-diphtheria booster every 10 years. A flu vaccine every year after age 50. A vaccine for pneumonia after 65 years.
Osteoporosis. All postmenopausal women with fractures should have a bone density test. Women under 65 who have risk factors and men over 65 should also be examined.
Breast Self Examination. Every woman should do monthly breast self-examinations, if you are not sure how to do one, just ask your doctor. Contact your gynecologist immediately if you notice any changes in your breasts. If you are between 20 and 40 years old, your physician will make a full breast exam every three years. Women over 40 should have a mammogram every year, depending on risk factors. Taking proper control of your health can provide the necessary knowledge to improve your habits and establish a healthy lifestyle that allows you to live longer and better.
At VIDA Hospital in Tijuana México, our integral medicine doctors and healthcare specialists strive to provide you with the big picture to have a long and healthy life. Come get your medical check- up and design your health plan in order to enjoy the pleasures of life and family with the best care quality. At VIDA, we’re with you every step of the way! For more information please call 1-619-610-1667 (toll free).