Health Checks

Regular health check ups are important for everyone, regardless of your fitness level, age or gender. They may help you live a longer, happier life by preventing a number of health problems from occurring.

If possible, it’s a good idea to see the same Doctor for your health check ups. Not only will this allow you to build a trusted relationship with your Doctor, but also means that all of your health records are stored under the one ‘roof’. By having access to your full medical background, your Doctor will be able to provide a more comprehensive assessment at your checkups.

 

Health checks for children typically include…

 

  • Newborn baby height and weight
  • Newborn baby blood test to check for metabolic or genetic disorders
  • Childhood immunisations
  • Regular childhood health checks to assess overall health such as eyesight, hearing, sleeping habits, learning ability, language and physical development.

If you’re in your 20’s & 30’s…

  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol and glucose levels
  • Pap smear test and pelvic exams
  • Skin cancer checks
  • Sexual health screenings
  • Testes examinations
  • Healthy weight assessment

In your 40’s…

In addition to the health checklist for 20 and 30 year olds, patients in their 40’s will typical also have an:

  • Eye check
  • Breast checks
  • Health assessment for chronic diseases
  • Health assessment for type 2 diabetes
  • Prostate check

When you’re in your 50’s an later…

As you move into your 50s, regular preventive health checks with your GP become even more important, because as we get older many of us become more vulnerable to illnesses. Some additional health checks at this stage of life include:

  • Breast checks and mammograms
  • Bone density scan (to check for Osteoporosis)
  • Faecal occult blood test (bowl cancer screening)
  • Hearing assessment

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