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Essential Health Screenings for the Elder

The Importance of Health Screenings

Getting a regular health screening plays an imperative role in preventing disease and maintaining good health. It is particularly true for the elder. When people are aged, they have a gradual degeneration in physical and mental capacity, resulting in a higher chance of developing diseases or health conditions. Routine health checkups can be helpful in diagnosing underlying problems, ensuring early treatment, and reducing morbidity and mortality rates. Even if seniors feel fine without any manifestation, it is still recommended to visit a doctor regularly.

Depending on the personal and family medical history, the types of health screenings vary slightly. The article gives a general physical examination guideline that seniors can consider. [1]