This situation is familiar to everyone – a person walks around with a swollen cheek, suffering a wild toothache, but postpones a visit to the doctor until the last moment. Unfortunately, we go to the clinic only when the unpleasant symptoms are at the stage of exacerbation. To avoid this, with the support of the pocketdrugguide, I wrote an article for you that will tell you how often you should visit the doctor.
Make it a rule to give your body regular “examinations”
So, it is recommended to visit the dentist once or twice a year. Why? Because checkups and additional exams can help spot early decay, without allowing it to develop into a pulp infection. In addition, you may not notice that your gums are not in order, and you’ll end up with the periodontal disease. The dentist will see the disease at the gingivitis stage and prescribe the necessary treatment. He’ll also remove tartar and check the condition of your fillings.
If you want to see well into old age, visit an eye doctor at least once every two years. Examination of the eye fundus will tell you about the state of blood vessels and intraocular pressure and will tell you if you have intracranial pathology. At the age of 40-65, a visit to the doctor is essential for timely diagnostics of glaucoma, which a person notices too late to “catch” cataract or retinal detachment at an early stage.
Dear women, do not forget to visit your gynecologist twice a year. Why? You’ll take a vaginal smear and find out if you have trichomoniasis, bacterial colpitis, candidiasis, and other microflora disorders. And an oncocytologic test will help you detect cancer at an early stage and start treatment on time.
See your general practitioner once or twice a year. And do not avoid examinations. A blood count will show the presence of inflammation in the body. Biochemical blood tests will show the first signs of liver and kidney diseases, diabetes, and cancer. Urinalysis will help in the diagnosis of pyelonephritis, bladder, and prostate diseases. An electrocardiogram will reveal if you have any problems with your heart. Ultrasound of internal organs (liver, kidneys, urinary, and gallbladder) will help detect pathological processes at the very beginning. Having a fluorography will save you from doubts about the presence of tuberculosis, inflammatory and cancerous diseases. Remember that cholesterol levels (after 25 years) can tell you about possible problems with the cardiovascular system and metabolism.
It is recommended to visit an endocrinologist once a year. Why? Because even the usual fatigue and constant depression are sometimes manifestations of serious diseases of the endocrine system. Ultrasound examination of the thyroid gland will help diagnose nodular masses. An analysis of hormones can diagnose those diseases of the thyroid gland, which ultrasound will not show.
How can a therapist help?
A therapist will:
- Gather information about your physical condition;
- Make an opinion on your health and existing abnormalities based on tests and diagnostic procedures;
- Prescribe medication, physiotherapy or suggest surgery if necessary;
- Monitor the treatment process, decide on a change in therapeutic regimen;
- Get you back on your feet!
A good specialist will tell you about possible complications of existing diseases. And at the same time, he will give you advice on how to improve your lifestyle in order to improve its quality and protect you from serious malfunctions of your body.
Why conduct routine therapeutic examinations?
Everything is clear with the presence of unpleasant symptoms. If they appear – we make an appointment with a specialist. But many diseases of internal organs are particularly insidious. They do not manifest themselves actively, hiding at all. And they usually debut at the most inopportune moment. Often already with complications. You may not suspect that you have any problems. Or do not pay attention to the occasional slight pain in the stomach, dizziness, indigestion, or frequent colds.
Routine therapeutic examination by a good specialist will allow you to identify abnormalities of internal organs at an early stage. And promptly take action before the problems become chronic and potentially fatal. Visiting a therapist – saving your future nerves and finances.
See a doctor to be healthy and don’t get sick!