Do you know what medical exam you should have at 40?

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Do you know what medical exam you should have at 40?

From this age on, your main mission is to stay healthy to continue doing what you like the most: start a different project, travel the world or simply continue enjoying your time with those you love the most. And all of this cannot be achieved without good health, which is why preventive medical check-ups are important. Know which exams you should consider taking after 40.
chequeo preventivo

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Preventive medicine

It is common that we forget to visit the doctor when we feel good; Nevertheless, it is important to visit the doctor regularly, even if there is no discomfort, because preventive care allows a timely diagnosis of some diseases.

In any case, diagnosing a pathology in time allows starting treatment and preventing further damage. The fundamental purpose of these queries is:

  • Detect medical problems
  • Assess the risk of future medical problems
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle
  • Update vaccines
  • Help you become familiar with your doctor in the event of an illness

For example, the only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to get regular checkups. High blood sugar and high cholesterol levels may not have symptoms in the early stages. A simple blood test can detect these conditions.

There are specific times when we should visit our doctor. Next, We present to you which are those exams that you should consider taking at 40 years of age.

Chequeos Médicos Rutinarios = Prevención
Exams Routine Physicians = Prevention

As we mentioned earlier, routine checkups are vitally important to maintaining good health and extending our life expectancy.

Among the list of diseases that can be prevented through preventive medical check-ups are heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, cholesterol, hormonal and eating disorders and even some types of cancer.

How do you know if you should take the exams before 40?

There are some preventive medicine tests that can be done on everyone before or after age 40; However, for this, it is necessary to take into account the medical history of each individual to determine if it is necessary to do them before or perform other types of medical tests.

The evaluations are divided into two: on the one hand, the physical examination is carried out, which consists of several tests, and on the other, the person's medical history must be studied, if they have had any surgery, if they already suffer from any pathology, diseases hereditary in your family, etc.

Electrocardiograma
Electrocardiogram

What are the exams to take?

  • Ultrasounds Ultrasounds allow to know the state of the internal organs of the body, be it the liver, pancreas, stomach, uterus, ovaries and kidneys. They can be performed to detect various abnormalities or malformations and thus prevent diseases.
  • Mammography and Pap Smears (Women). A mammogram makes it possible to detect cancer early. Remember that breast cancer is the most common among women worldwide, representing 16% of all female cancers. Also, the Pap smear helps diagnose the presence of cancer cells in the cervix and cervical canal.
  • Prostate Exam (Men). It can be done with a prostate antigen blood test, digital rectal examination, or an ultrasound. These tests can help identify prostate cancer early.
  • Blood pressure. This test allows you to know with what force the blood circulates in the arteries and thus be able to determine the state of the heart, arteries, kidneys and brain.
  • Glucose test: A blood test can determine if your blood glucose levels are appropriate. This substance is closely related to diabetes.
  • Electrocardiogram. An electrocardiogram can tell us if there are alterations in the heart rhythm and, in general, how our heart is working. It can detect a possible heart attack, blockages, arrhythmias or a series of disorders in order to prevent diseases.
  • Cholesterol control. High cholesterol is the main risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Although a blood test for cholesterol levels is recommended at 30, if you have a family history, it is best to do it as soon as possible.
  • Ophthalmological examination. Although vision problems can occur indistinctly throughout life, at 30 they can become more acute, so it is important to start taking regular medical check-ups more into account.

Prevention is LIVING!

Remember that at BMI we have health insurance with a preventive checkup that will provide you with the care you need, at all times.

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