16:18 19 December 2012
With the New Year being just around the corner, it might be the right time to make a pledge to stay fit and healthy. Once an adult reaches the age of 50, they might want to maintain their health a little more.
Health checks issued by doctors monitor your health and fitness, although it would be best if you can help prevent any health issues which may arise. If you don’t visit your local doctors for check-ups it is advised that you attend the appointments.
Some check-ups that take place can relate to lung cancer. There are now lung cancer screenings, so if you are a smoker, or have smoked in the past, and you fit the right age category - being over 55-years-old – this may be useful to know. There are certain elements involved however, before someone can have a screening. For instance they are not recommended to the mass public.
Prostate cancer testing was once thought to be important, but it has now caused debates over the issue. This relates to the fact that the test is supposedly not cheap and not always necessary. The reason for this is that not many men test positive and if they do, it is unsure how the cancer will develop.
Also, there is the issue that treatment can sometimes affect our health rather than improve it.
People often worry about taking extra supplements and vitamin pills, and when it comes to aspirin it is thought that by taking a weak dosage pill each day, it could help men to reduce health related issues such as heart attacks. Although, you should consult medical help for approval and if you have any questions or concerns, as aspirin can lead to ulcers and other problems.
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