Reasons To Get Screened: It May Save Your Life
Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Heart diseases don’t happen overnight. The process starts many years before symptoms. However, in most cases symptoms occur when the disease process is well advanced and irreversible.
The goal of the screening is to detect the disease before symptoms occur. In most cases, the disease process can be significantly slowed or reversed with lifestyle changes. Screening helps prevent the disease through early detection. In some cases, medications prescribed by a healthcare provider may be necessary to reduce the risk for developing the disease.
Therefore, it is absolutely beneficial to be screened for Diabetes, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, and, in some cases, for atrial fibrillation, because it is the only way to know your risk. Screening is highly recommended for every individual.
Certain genes increase the risk for Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, stroke or heart disease. Even with a healthy eating habit, regular exercise, and no family history of heart disease the risk might still remain high, and additional measures may be necessary to reduce the risk for Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, stroke or heart disease.
If you know your risks, you can reduce them.