The Purpose of An Annual Physical Exam
After reading the two articles below, you will see clearly why an annual physical exam with screenings are necessary for you and all members of your family:
Article #1 - (CNN) Blood Pressure Medications Can Cause Cancer
Several common drugs that contain valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, have been recalled in the United States due to an "impurity" in the drug that poses a potential cancer risk.
That impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA, is classified as a probable human carcinogen, based on results from lab tests.
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A physical examination helps your PCP (Primary Care Physician) to determine the
general status of your health. The exam also gives you a chance to talk to them about any ongoing pain or symptoms that you’re experiencing or any other health concerns that you might have.
A physical examination is recommended at least once a year, especially in people over the age of 50. These exams are used to:
These exams are also a good way to check cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. These levels may be high without you ever showing any signs or symptoms. Regular screening allows your PCP to treat these conditions before they become severe. Your PCP may also perform a physical exam before a surgery or before beginning your treatment for a medical condition.
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