Annual Health Checks To Consider

Annual Health Checks To Consider

When it comes to staying on top of our health, prevention is better than cure, which is why regular health checks play a vital role in keeping us healthy.

More importantly, regular health checks may increase our chances of detecting a health concern early and provide a greater chance of successful treatment.

So, what health checks should we be mindful of and when should we see the doctor?

In this blog, we will list some common annual health checks that you may wish to consider.

Annual General Health Checks

Annual or regular general health checks provide an overall health assessment and provide valuable insights into your health and wellbeing.

In a general health check, your doctor may check your blood pressure, check your body mass index (BMI), do a full blood workup, listen to your heart and check your blood sugar levels.

In a general health check and a pre-employment medicals, your doctor may also discuss your medical history, your family's medical history and lifestyle factors such as your diet, how much you sleep, your weight, and whether you exercise, drink, smoke or take illegal drugs.

Spine Health Check

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reports that each year, more than four million people suffer from back pain.

With an increase in sedentary behaviour, it is now more important than ever to have your spine health and posture regularly assessed by a chiropractor.

Chiropractors, such as those at Chiropractor Maroubra, perform thorough spine health examinations aimed at identifying the root cause of a patient's health concern and pain.

Other Health Checks To Consider

There are many health conditions and concerns that may be screened for through regular health checks and assessments.

Some other health checks you may wish to consider include:

Skin cancer check

Bowel cancer check


Cardiovascular disease check

Dental health

Diabetes


Depending on your current health position, medical history and lifestyle factors, your doctor may suggest other regular health checks.