General medical checkup in apparently healthy patients
The general medical examination has been considered as one of the main practices of preventive medicine. It has been called «periodic medical examination» since its period can vary between one and five years, depending on the age, however, some call it «annual examination» since the annual periodicity. In children, the periodic examination is frequent as it is accompanied by other preventive measures such as vaccines. But in adolescents and adults it is customary to go to the doctor when there are any symptoms of illness. Occasionally, a medical examination is required to determine the state of health to obtain a job, a trip, a driving license, studies, or to engage in some risky activities. Since a large percentage of serious diseases are a result of lifestyles, environmental or genetic factors, the doctor is an important piece to prevent diseases by selecting the study methods, and giving the appropriate counseling. There are levels of prevention, the primary one is to prevent a disease before it occurs: vaccines, for example. The secondary school consists in detecting diseases at the earliest stage of their development, such as mammography in breast cancer. and tertiary prevention prevents complications when there is already a disease, for example, medication for high blood pressure or diabetes. The medical examination plays an important role in the detection of diseases, since the lifestyle, the symptoms of the patient and the physical examination often detect conditions or diseases at the beginning. A follow-up is important since many times the doctor can see changes in the patient over time, which the same patient has not noticed.
In adults, one of the most important fears is the appearance of cancer, which is why much of the medical checkup in adults is aimed at the early detection of malignant tumors. Another important aspect that worries adults is the early detection of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, osteoporosis, lung diseases in smokers, etc. Based on the foregoing, the recommendation of a routine checkup of an apparently healthy person with no symptoms of illness has been stratified by age and gender groups. The guides say what are the minimum tests that a healthy person must have, of certain age, every certain time (usually it is annual). The doctor exercises with his criterion, the necessity of more tests in the case of being necessary. The medical review is the best way we have to prevent any type of disease, as well as to treat it in time.
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