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Staying on top of your health and wellness
Staying on top of your health and wellness with regular tests and screenings is a helpful tool to detect risk factors for chronic diseases and identify early signs of illness to help you seek treatment if you require it. Wellness screenings are covered by most health insurance plans to ensure that you are aware of your health, risk and possible needs going forward.
Types of wellness tests and screening:
The kinds of tests and screenings you may undergo include blood pressure and pulse checks, body weight, height, and BMI (body mass index), a urine test to blood glucose levels, blood tests and dental examinations for oral health screening. Additionally, other wellness tests and screenings may include chest x-ray, breast cancer screening including mammograms as well as cervical cancer checks, prostate assessment for males as well as an ECG to do a basic assessment of your cardiac health.
Benefits of wellness tests and screenings
As saying goes, “prevention is better than cure”, wellness tests and screenings are a preventative method of managing risks and improving your outcome. If you are aware of your risks for a certain condition you will be more empowered to be able to change your lifestyle to mitigate the associated risk factors. Chronic diseases of lifestyle such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension are all influenced by several risk factors including your genetic history (whether someone in your family has had a certain disease or chronic condition), the environment you are exposed to, your stress levels and your age.
Regular wellness tests and screenings is important to detect looming conditions so that you can receive the correct treatment and possibly reverse the symptoms. Wellness tests and screenings can be done by any medical or healthcare professional and should be done annually or more frequently if required. It is important to compare your wellness screenings with your historical data to track variations and changes in your statistics as well as compare against levels and markers that are considered healthy for the general population. In this sense, you will have a good idea of where you stand in terms of your overall health and wellbeing.
Many health insurance companies require individuals to have a wellness test or screening before signing them onto a policy, this is basically to make both parties aware of risks for certain illnesses so that the right amount of coverage can be afforded.
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