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5 Health Check Ups To Consider




Just like our vehicles go through a process of wear and tear, so do our bodies, and just like how we perform routine maintenance and yearly services on our vehicles there is a need to do that with our bodies too.

Unfortunately, we aren’t immortal and at some point we are all likely to find ourselves calling upon palliative care services, though to extend our life and remain healthy for as long as possible, it’s important to get regular check ups in a few key areas.  Here are five recommendations:

ORAL HEALTH
The thing with oral health is that as long as you keep on top of it, it’s actually pretty inexpensive - however, if you allow a small problem to turn into a big problem you’re likely to not just be up all night with the pain of toothache but the financial pain of having to cover huge dental bills.  The best advice, therefore, is to visit your dentist regularly and keep on top of your oral health.

EYE TEST
The majority of people today, particularly given the intensive use of computers, televisions, and mobile devices we all use require a little help to correct their sight; as we age the health of our eyes can start to deteriorate so it’s good to have a check-up, not just for glasses, but to confirm your overall optic health and rule out conditions such as glaucoma.

CANCER CHECK-UP
We all feel a little timid to get sensitive parts of ourselves tested; particularly for something as significant as prostate cancer or breast cancer; but there’s no benefit in burying your head in the sand - as, unfortunately, ignorance is not bliss.  According to statistics, from cancer research, as many as 1 in 2 people will develop cancer at some point in their lives.  If you have reason to suspect anything, the best thing to do is to book an appointment and get checked out - as the likelihood is you’ll have the all clear and benefit from a greater sense of peace of mind; but if something does come back positive, at least you are in the empowered position to treat it promptly; which is likely to stop it in its tracks.
  
BLOOD PRESSURE
High or low blood pressure can lead to serious problems so it’s a good idea to know where your blood pressure level is, in order to make any necessary adjustments and keep yourself in tip top shape. 

CHOLESTEROL
Given the processed diets we often find ourselves living on, out of convenience, a lot of us suffer with high levels of cholesterol.  This means the arteries start to clog up, become furry, and eventually harden to the point they restrict blood flow - this is a major cause of heart disease, and if you do have high cholesterol, it’s something that should be addressed by a change in diet and physical activity in order to get healthier as soon as possible.

The good news is that there are many things you can do to combat, or at least manage high cholesterol, but the first step is finding out where you are at today; perhaps the most convenient way to do this is to order a self-testing kit.



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