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How Health Screenings Can Lead to a Healthier Life?

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Your health determines the quality of your life. Some people think that being healthy just means not smoking or drinking in excess, but those people couldn’t be more wrong. You’ve got to screen for life if you want to be healthy. Healthy people aren’t in the medical condition they’re in because they got lucky. Oh no, the reason they’re so healthy in the first place is because they seek proper medical advice.

Early detection is a must for proper treatment

If you have kids or loved ones, early detection is necessary to survive many diseases. You can’t go to the doctor once you’ve got stage four cancer from smoking five packs of cigarettes every day. Like Barney Fife would say, you need to nip these things in the bud. If you don’t, you’ll be battling things uphill, leaving you with the possibility of not coming out ahead.

You’re trying to get a head start on the illnesses that might plague you in the future. You don’t need to put on your thinking cap to understand why you need to detect things such as cancer or heart disease early. Early detection is the only way to ensure that you can treat the conditions and overcome them.

Let’s talk about cancer screenings

No one wants to think about getting the big C. However, if you’re not proactive, you’ll do a whole lot more than just get the big C. You’ll end up croaking from the big C, and that’s what you’re trying to prevent.

Cancer screenings can test for things such as breast, colon, and prostate cancer. Some of you guys think that cancer screenings are only for women and their lady parts, but that’s not true. You probably know at least one man who has had prostate cancer, and there’s also a good chance you know someone who has died from it.

Cancer is no joke, but you can get the upper hand on it by properly screening for all the cancers. Also, if you have a family history of cancer, it’s a good idea to double down and get these screenings more frequently than other people.

Your ticker is also something that needs to be screened

That thing beating in your chest does a lot of work, and it tends to get overlooked unless one day you wake up in severe pain. You need to have your blood pressure and cholesterol checked, and an EKG performed, to make sure that your heart is beating the way it should.

No one ever thinks about their heart until it’s too late. All those big steaks, fat cigars, and stress take a toll on your most important muscle. Some of you might have high blood pressure and don’t even know it. If you have any of these conditions and they are untreated, your lifespan will be greatly reduced.

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world? Yes, we’re talking about the world here. Think about all the people who rely on you and what they would do if you weren’t here. Now think about how important your heart is to not only you but to them as well. Hopefully, you’re convinced to get poked and prodded to save that precious muscle above your lungs.

Get your blood sugar checked

Wilford Brimley was on to something when he said, “Check your blood sugar and check it often”. Diabetes is a big concern for many people. It’s not just overweight people who have to worry about their sugar levels, since people who are getting up there in years have to be concerned as well.

If you’re overweight, you’ve got to be super concerned about your sugar levels. Obviously, you should lose weight and try to get your diabetes under control, but that’s easier said than done. How can you lose weight when so many delicious fast food items are screaming at you to devour them?

Even if you’re not the type who chows down on a dozen donuts for breakfast along with your morning pot of coffee, diabetes still might be a concern. Those with high sugar levels are susceptible to all kinds of other diseases, such as heart disease, and you can even go blind.

Getting your blood sugar levels checked is really easy, and they’ll do it when performing regular blood work. You don’t have to do anything other than let them prick you in the arm, and the test results will cover a bunch of other stuff that can severely impact your health as well.

Get screened and get it over with

What are you waiting on? Don’t be afraid, and don’t put off getting screened any longer. No one wants to learn that they have health problems, but if you discover them quickly, you can put them to rest before they put you to rest. Think about it. Do something about it – if not for you, for those who rely on you.

David Radar, a psychology graduate from the University of Hertfordshire, has a keen interest in the fields of mental health, wellness, and lifestyle. 

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