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How Often Should I Get A Physical
Physical frequency: A healthy man your age is unlikely to have any findings on a routine physical exam. It is much more important to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet and avoid smoking and excessive alcohol intake. The United States preventive services task force lists recommendations for health services. Your doctor can discuss these with you taking your family history into consideration. ...Read more
Start annually age40: Annual mammography starting at age 40 is recommended by majority. This is recommendation of the american cancer society, the american college of radiology, the american college of obstetrics and gynecology, as well as many others. If one has relatives (specially first-degree relatives) with breast cancer in young age, screening should start earlier. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Personal issue: Unless you are a diabetic or have anatomical inability to reach your toes (from musculoskeletal problems or weight issues), then pedicure is a matter of appearance and comfort and the frequency depends upon the change in appearance with time that you are trying to correct. ...Read more
At least every 2 yrs: This is unclear, because a well-done study showed little difference between yearly or every 2 year mammograms in women ages 50-69. The age to start mammograms is also unclear. For women under 50, it takes 1, 904 mammograms to prevent one death from breast cancer. Most groups recommend starting at age 40, but ask your doctor to explain your personal risks and benefits based on your history. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eye exam: seek a board certified ophthalmologist for the exam. Follow up visits depend on the findings of the initial exam. ...Read more
Monthly: If you still get periods, you should examine your breasts at the end of your menstration, when they are the least tender. Do it the same time every month. If you no longer get periods, then just pick the same day each month (the first sunday etc) so it is easiest to remember. ...Read more
Occupation helath: Although advisable to get the physical by your personal doc, so you can have a followup, it is possible to find occupational health clinics in your are which will perform physicals need for job, insurance and school. You will pay a one time fee to utilized the facility. ...Read more
New guidelines: If you have had 3 consecutive negative pap smears then once every 3 years is now recommended. In women over age 60 to 65 pap smears can be stopped unless still sexually active or a previous pap smear was abnormal. Pap smears can also detect the hpv virus with some types being a forerunner to cervical cancer. ...Read more
An annual Pap and: Referral for mammogram is in order if you have no "pre-existing" issues or meds. Your doctor shouls assess any changes in weight, blood pressure, check urine for blood and protein, he should teach prevention (diet, quit smoking, assesss etoh intake) examine top to bottom. ...Read more
Can you tell me in order to get a flat belly and a clearer face, what should I be eating and how often should I be exercising?
Sugar and salt: If you have a diet high in salt and saturated fat then this may be the first place to start. Cooking with Olive oil instead of corn oil, reduction in fast food and fried foods as well as increase intake of natural fruits and vegetables will help as well. Also increase your water intake by having a glass of water prior to each meal. This can setrve as a great starting point ...Read more
Women, 21y. How much and which type of physical exercise should I get everyday? Should i look for a professional to get orientation?
Alternate: On alternate days, do aerobic and weight bearing exercises if you don't have enough time to do both. If you do, work different muscle groups on alternate days and try different aerobic exercises from brisk walking to dancing. Start slow, repeat for a couple of weeks and then make the work-outs progressively harder. No need or advantage to overdo. Listen your body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physical exam: A yearly physical exam is always a goiod plan to follow especially of geriatric age. ...Read more
Confusing question: If this is scheduled, just do it. ...Read more
Establish med home: It's important that every person have a medical home. Even though you may not need a physical, going in for one is a perfect opportunity to establish a relationship with a local primary care physician. For healthy people in their 30s, i recommend a physical every 2-3 years. If you need a referral, contact your local hospital, or go online - there are lots of resources available. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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