A Well Man / Well Woman check up is designed to identify existing health problems, assess your disease risk factors and provide you with the tools and advice to achieve a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
It is a useful way especially for people who rarely attend their Doctor to identify problems, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer at hopefully an early stage.
There are usually a number of blood tests taken and a heart tracing (ECG). Frequently a hearing test and breathing test are also performed .
The Doctor performs a physical examination and advises about any health/ lifestyle issues that have come to light.
This is the perfect time of year to plan a Health Check as those who are planning / have started increased physical activity should know that their bodies are able for the exercise planned.
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