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Why You Should Never Skip Your Checkup

By Genevieve Cunningham

Have you ever heard the old adage, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?" This saying may be cliche at this point, but it’s absolutely true. When it comes to your health and wellness, prevention is worth its weight in gold. And one of the best ways to manage your health through preventative techniques is to go to your doctor for regular checkups. Take a look at these reasons to stop skipping your checkups and make them a priority instead.

Because Doctors Might Find Something Serious Before It’s Too Late

Through thorough and regular examinations, doctors may be able to find problems within your body before it’s too late. If you wait until a symptom is intolerable, the cause of the symptom may be at an advanced stage. Doctors may be able to spot small problems within your body that give them an idea to check for something more extensively. This can pay off heavily in the long run, as most diseases and illnesses are easier to treat in the early stages, and may even become incurable at an advanced stage.

Doctors Can Give Advice

If your checkups are regular enough, a doctor might see a warning sign that can be cured with simple advice. For example, they may point out that you’ve gained 20 pounds since your appointment six months ago. Instead of letting this get out of control, they may be able to give you some tips on how to manage your weight and get it back under control. Without these check-ups, you may not even notice a small change in your health. But professionals are trained to look for such instances, and they can help you get your health back on track.

They Can Keep You Up to Date

Do you go out of your way to get your flu shot? Pneumonia shot? What about other preventative measures like vitamins or supplements? If not, a doctor can absolutely help you do this. Checkups often serve as little reminders. The doctor will know that you’re not up to date, and they can help you get there. No extra effort required. If you really want to be up to date on all of the latest health trends and preventative measures, getting regular checkups is your best option.

After you become an adult, it’s tempting to just skip the doctor. Nothing’s wrong, so why should you go? Even if you feel like skipping, make it a priority to get the help you need. Checkups can save your health, and in some cases, they may even save your life. Call your doctor today and get on a checkup schedule for a lifetime of better health.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Gold River, Calif.

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