For this reason, experts state that it is absolutely necessary to have a general health check at least once a year in accordance with conditions such as age group, gender and current familial risks.
These 5 Diseases can be Determined Early
Regular and regular health check-ups prevent some health problems before they occur. Early diagnosis of some diseases is effective in obtaining successful results by shortening the treatment process.
For this reason, even if individuals do not have any complaints, it is important that they consult a doctor at regular intervals and obtain information about their general health status.
Although it is recommended to undergo a general health check-up once a year on average, this frequency varies according to the age, gender, various diseases in their families and the risk factors related to these diseases.
For example, it is possible to detect cancers of the cervix, ovary, breast, prostate and large intestine at an early stage with tests to be performed every 6 months.
Early and accurate diagnosis of many diseases such as coronary artery diseases, cancer and hypertension, which are the diseases of our age, is extremely important in terms of life expectancy and quality.
Take precautions against insidious diseases that do not show any symptoms
Early diagnosis and regular treatment are of great importance in diseases such as hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes, which cause damage to vital organs such as the heart, brain and kidneys, which usually progress insidiously without causing any symptoms and without causing any complaints in the patient.
Early diagnosis of some common cancers such as liver disease, breast, uterus, large intestine, bladder and prostate is also possible thanks to regular check-ups.
What checks should be done at what age?
Women between the ages of 20-40: They should have a general doctor examination, basic blood tests, urine analysis, chest X-ray, breast control, gynecological control every two years.
Women after the age of 40: Women should have a general doctor examination, basic blood tests and urine analysis, EKG, chest X-ray, mammography, stool occult blood test, gynecological control and smear test once a year, starting from the age of 40.
Men between the ages of 20-40: They should pay attention to have a general doctor examination, basic blood tests, urinalysis and chest X-ray every two years.
Men after the age of 40: It is important for men to have a general doctor's examination, basic blood tests and urine analysis, ECG, chest X-ray, stool occult blood test, urological control and PSA test every year from the age of 40.
Both men and women after the age of 50: In addition to the above, both women and men should have colonoscopy and endoscopy, and regularly monitor their health according to the results, even if they do not have any complaints.
In addition, it is recommended that people who smoke, have a family history of chronic diseases, and have health problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure should have an exercise ECG and cardiology check every 2 years after the age of 40 at the latest.