See Top Reasons You Should Do Regular Health Checks – Nurse Adelusi Kehinde

Author: Nurse Adelusi Kehinde

Title: Reasons You Should Do Regular Health Checks


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It has been observed that in this part of the world people hardly go to hospital until they are very ill and most people have this misconception that they can only visit health institutions when they are Sick but that isn’t true at all.

You can always go to hospital, clinics and primary health care centers for regular health checks.

Regular health checks can identify any signs of health issues and finding out any health problems early means that there will be a good chance for effective treatment.

Most times, different factors affect the determination to go for regular health checks and these factors include:

  • Age
  • State of health
  • Lifestyle choices
  • Level of education
  • Exposures
  • Socio-economic status
  • Myths and misconceptions
  • Religion
  • Culture etc.

What are the importance of regular health checks?

  1. It helps to lower health care costs because early identification of any disease and initiation of care is cheaper than caring for a full blown disease.
  2. It helps to nip diseases in the bud.
  3. It helps individual to identify stress related diseases and how they can be well managed.
  4. It prompts an individual to maintain a healthy lifestyle
  5. It enables an individual have good vaccination updates
  6. It can help our chances of living a longer and healthier life.
  7. It is good to know that change is one of the consistent phenomena in life.

Change is to alter,to vary,to substitute and mutate old things and bring about innovations and adoption of habits that will be of good help to our healths

According to WHO: Health is defined as a state of complete, physical, mental and social well being of an individual not only in the absence of disease and infirmities..in order to keep up with maintaining good health it is essential we have a positive attitude towards regular health checks.

What are the things you can do when you go for regular health check?

  • Blood pressure check
  • Weight measurement
  • Dental care
  • Physical exercises.
  • Skin check
  • Eye check
  • Ear check
  • Going for immunization.
  • Psychological support
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What are the health checks for women?

  • Breast examination
  • Breast cancer screening.
  • Cervical screening tests.
  • Screening for HIV/AIDS and other infections
  • Vaccinations etc

What are the health checks for men?

  • Checking of the testicles.
  • Prostrate cancer tests
  • STI /HIV screenings.etc

Do you have older people in the house?

You can encourage them to go for

  • Blood pressure screening
  • Diabetes screening
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Physical examination and diseases prevention
  • Screening for lung diseases.
  • Heart check up etc

It is good to note that young adult and middle adults can go for these screenings.

How can we as individuals care for ourselves?

  1. Going for regular health checks.
  2. Doing exercises
  3. Reaching and staying at healthy weight.
  4. Do not smoke or stay around people that smoke because it’s risky for the lungs .
  5. Protect your skin from too much sun (ensure you stay and walk under shades,wear sunglasses or apply sunscreen on those areas you will be exposing to sun).
  6. Ensure you see a dentist once or twice a year for check ups and have your teeth cleaned.

Where can I go for regular health checks?

  • Accredited health Clinic
  • Accredited and standard hospitals.
  • Standard diagnostic centres etc.

In conclusion, ensure your health doesn’t slack, it has to be held with high esteem. Health is wealth. You can go to hospital in order to promote your health. Hospital is not only for the Sick or dying people😁.. Adopt a positive attitude towards regular health checks. You can also do well by telling others.


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