Children and babies need “wellness visits” at least once every six months to a year to ensure they are healthy, yet many adults get out of the habit and don’t see their healthcare provider until they feel ill or discover a disturbing symptom. This is unfortunate, as many diseases and conditions can be treated easily in their earliest stages. If you have skimped on your regular health screenings, you’re placing yourself at risk of health issues both small and serious.
At Baja Medica, our health screenings encompass executive age management, genetic testing, blood testing and HIV/STD testing. While health screenings may not protect you from developing certain conditions, they can stop you from developing an advanced case with serious complications.
Getting regular health screenings helps to ensure that you are not self-diagnosing any issues. If you don’t consult with an experienced professional, there is no way to know for sure what you are dealing with. For example, you may be showing symptoms of abnormal cholesterol levels, but you may not know your risk for having a heart attack. Specific tests can be used to determine where you stand in order to safely and effectively address the issue rather than attempting to address these problems on your own.
What many people don’t know is that medical professionals look for signs of various diseases and conditions during regular health screenings. This means that when you come to our office concerned about a particular issue, our specialist may also identify another issue that you may not have been aware of. Our team is highly experienced and well-trained when it comes to identifying a wide variety of conditions.
Some signs of health issues are obvious and incredibly painful, such as kidney stones or a massive cardiac event. Others happen slowly and painlessly, giving off subtle symptoms only a skilled medical professional would notice. For example, the whites of your eyes can turn a little yellow if you are having liver problems. There are hundreds of potential systemic issues you don’t have the training to notice. By getting regular health screenings at our office, these issues can be diagnosed and treated before they bloom into life-threatening events.
While there’s no need to develop a case of hypochondria and worry that every bump or bruise is a sign of life-altering disease, it’s foolhardy to assume you are perfectly healthy because you have avoided healthcare for years.
If it’s been a while since your last health screening, make an appointment at Baja Medica in Ensenada. Contact us today to schedule your screening!