Recharge your Heath:
A simple GP visit and asking for a health check is one of the best ways to access your physical health. Just because you have no signs or symptoms doesn't mean there isn't something more sinister happening.
A yearly appointment with your doc is one of the smartest things you can do, its a great opportunity to
a) begin a relationship with doc. Having a good doctor who understands you, your health and you can communicate freely with is definitely a priority.
b) it creates context to your health. a set of abnormal results is hard to treat. If you have multiple results they can be compared to doctors can create a more specific assessment, treatment or diagnostic plan.
c) early detection. Many cases of cancers, tumors and diseases can be avoided or successfully treated if detected in the early stages. Unfortunately cancer doesn't effect only old people, it is often vicious and non-selective.
d) you skin is the only home you have. If you would service your car 6 monthy then why not your body?
Blood Tests you should have had:
· FBC + U and E (Full blood examination plus urea and electrolytes)
· Cholesterol, triglyceride and blood lipids
· Iron Serum studies
· Liver Function tests (LFTs)
· Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
· Vitamin and Minerals (Calcium, Vit. D, Magnesium)
· Mammogram/pap smear
· Bone density
· Prostate screen
· STI test
· Eye Tests
· Skin Checks/mole mapping (cancers)
· Dental check-up
If your GP isn’t asking these questions maybe you should, or reassess if they’re still the right practitioner for you