Written By Emma Sturgis / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
The body of a human being, just like any other living organism, undergoes wear and tear as years go by. As a result several diseases and conditions are associated with old age. Terminal conditions such as cancer, diabetes, stroke, and heart diseases are highly likely to affect you at old age.
Here are some of the screenings you should undergo to diagnose and start early treatment if possible.
It’s a type of screening that uses a colonoscope to examine the colon and intestine for cancerous growth or polyps. The gadget is lighted and fitted with a small camera. It is one of the most recommended screenings since colon cancer detected at a late stage is not manageable and may be fatal.
If the doctor sights the harmful growths during the screening, they may act first and remove them. There are facilities like Gastro Health with expertise in screenings that offer fast-tracking colonoscopy, which is usually non-prior to consultation. The screening can also help to diagnose other problems in the bowel and abdomen.
Blood Pressure Check
One in three adults approaching the age of 50 is at higher risk of high blood pressure hence the need to do regular medical tests. It's commonly known as hypertension. This condition can result in other health issues such as stroke, cardiovascular diseases, and kidney failure. Therefore, it is recommended that this screening is carried out frequently since the condition is fully manageable if there is anything out of the normal.
Growing old comes with health issues that may affect your vision. The need for a regular eye check is key to staying ahead of any complications that may arise. Most eye problems are manageable and can be solved by medical glasses or prescriptions by the doctor.
Mammogram and Prostate Tests
It's a type of test that is done on women to diagnose breast cancer. Women above 40 years should take a regular test each year since they are at a high risk of breast cancer. Men approaching 50 should also be subject to routine prostate tests.
Prostate cancer attacks the prostate glands in males. If identified earlier through screenings, the patient would undergo therapy, which then helps remove the cancerous cells and makes the condition manageable like breast cancer.
Adults over the age of 40 are at health risk for several diseases and should take it seriously to do these medical tests. They should also stick to a healthy lifestyle integrating fitness and diet.
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Emma Sturgis is a freelance writer based out of Boston, Mass. She writes most often on health and education. When not writing, she enjoys reading and watching film noir. Say hi on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.
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