We all know that regular screenings improve your quality of life and prevent all types of complications but other things tend to take priority and get in the way.
But as we get older, these health screenings may save our lives!
So what health screenings should you be getting? Along with the usual ones, especially for middle-aged women, like mammograms, pap smears, and colonoscopies, we also need eye, hearing, and oral tests. We tend to forget about our senses and take them for granted.
So today’s post about the health screenings you should have for your senses on the regular is courtesy of one of our community members. Enjoy!
Health Screenings You Should Have Regularly For Your Senses
It has been said that if you don’t have your health then you don’t have anything; and in a similar vein, you can have all the money in the world but if you have poor health, you would trade that fortune for just twenty-four more precious hours. Your health is absolutely vital, yet we often neglect our health, feeling naive that our bodies will last forever no matter what we put them through.
We forget to exercise on a regular and consistent basis, we fill our bodies with sugar, caffeine, saturated fats and harmful substances such as alcohol or pharmaceutical drugs – as our bodies are very resilient. Indeed, our bodies can keep going a long time before even showing the signs of an illness… and by the time the symptoms appear, often the damage is done.
Now, apologies for the somber tone, but it’s important we are on the same page here – like it or not, we aren’t immortal, and our bodies do go through a process of aging which means we need to start taking better care of ourselves now rather than later. It’s tempting to put our heads in the sand when it comes to our health, but it’s a much better idea to have a quick check-up from time to time… and what better time than now, in the New Year, to book some routine check-ups.
We take senses such as our eyesight, hearing, and ability to taste for granted – but imagine if, one morning, they were to disappear. Here are three of the most fundamental check-ups you should consider having.
The majority of people today, particularly given the intensive use of computers, televisions, and mobile devices we all use, need a little help to correct their sight. As we age, the health of our eyes can start to deteriorate so it’s good to have a check-up, not just for glasses, but to confirm your holistic optical health and rule out conditions such as glaucoma.
The good news is hearing evaluations are one of the less invasive tests required, yet so many of us begin to lose our ability to hear others, which leads to severe and totally unavoidable communication issues. The ability to communicate is so important, and if you are struggling with your hearing, then it’s a good idea to get a quick test – as it’ll be over in a jiffy and could save a lot of embarrassment down the line. The other thing to note is that some hearing aids are now totally hidden within the ear itself.
Many of us fear visiting the dentist, but it’s much better to keep on top of your oral health rather than being in agony, looking for an emergency dentist as a very last resort in order to get out of pain. See, as with most things, prevention is often better than cure. If you’re in a state of needing a ‘cure’ (i.e. you have a throbbing toothache) then that’s your body essentially giving you a sign that you need to start taking better care of yourself.
Over to you
How often do you get regular screenings for your senses (along with the other health screenings you should be doing)?