Regular health checks and screenings, in combination with a healthy diet and regular physical activity, can assist in the prevention of disease or illness. Health checks can include things such as blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, as well as your typical specific women’s health checks like cervical screening, breast checks / mammograms. It’s important to have general health check-ups even if you feel healthy. This is because many diseases and conditions can take a long time to develop and regular health check-ups can help to identify early signs.
As we get older, it is even more important to have a general check up with your GP every year. Our lifestyle choices (diet, exercise, alcohol consumption and smoking) all play a factor in long term health and chronic disease management.
Seeing your doctor can help pick up the early signs of disease or illness such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Women’s health specific screening such as pap smears (every 5 years from the age of 24) and breast checks undertaken on a routine basis can help detect certain cancers early.
Your doctor will also talk to you about your family medical history and this gives them the opportunity to develop plans for your health and wellbeing including mental health.
To have your health checked, make an appointment with your GP!
For all gynaecological issues, please contact our office on 03 9218 8020 or firstname.lastname@example.org