spend time Go to the doctor to get a checkup when you are considered healthy and leading an active life may seem unnecessary. There are many things to do and they all seem to be more important than a medical check-up. So this query is likely to be skipped once, and then another until it’s already too late.
For this reason, making a hole in the agenda for this visit once a year can be a great measure to stay as healthy as possible in the near future and long term. Women usually give it more importance; instead, the men it seems that they do not quite find the meaning. “What for? If I’m made a kid,” someone will say.
Fear and a high perception of oneself
It is this perception, that of being better than you really are, that makes most men have so many problems going to the doctor. This is demonstrated by one carried out by The Harris Poll for Orlando Health. With the results obtained, it was found that many men Americans – although it can be extrapolated to other men – believe that, in general, they are betterhealthier than other men and that they do not need to do any kind of check.
Of the 900 men, all of legal age, who completed the online survey, the 65% said they were healthier than other men they knew. Dr. Thomas Kelley, a family medicine specialist at Orlando Health Physician Associates, couldn’t disagree more with these perceptions: “It’s statistically impossible that most men are healthier than other men,”
On the other hand, the 33% believed that annual medical check-ups are useless and that it is better not to waste time with them. And they do work, since during a check-up a test series that are necessary to help both the patient and the doctor to obtain the most accurate picture possible of general health: blood pressure, heart rate and the state of the organs, among others.
The investigation also revealed that the 38% of respondents usually get health advice from social media, which can be risky if trusted sources are not used. This situation is more usual than it seems and fosters fears unnecessary. The same percentage of men admitted that they worry more for the health of your pets than your own. It’s okay to worry about others, but according to Kelly, to “take care of the others in your life, you have to take care of yourself first, and that includes making that annual appointment with your GP.”
Going to the doctor is neither useless nor unnecessary
So doing these simple checkups is a good way to know what situation you’re in, if only to stay calm and rule out ailments or diseases that have not been expressed with symptoms. Always there may be something hidden and, as you get older, the chances of getting worse increase. And it doesn’t matter if you’re still young: in your 30s you’re more likely to have health problems than in your 20s.
A visit, moreover, always gives rise to some ask about a topic that may concern you: the incipient loss of hair, a small lump on the leg that does not go away or dizziness when getting out of bed. It is always good to have the answer of a professional and catch diseases early.
“Even if you think you’re healthy and not experiencing any problems, there may be problems developing that often go unnoticed and can also be life-threatening if left unchecked,” Kelley concluded.