what happens if you don't get regular health check ups?
- RoddyLv 78 months ago
Unless you have a known problem that causes a doctor to recommend regular check-ups there is generally no need to have any.
If you are feeling unwell for more than a day then go to see the doctor.
Don't waste time and money on unnecessary checkups. However, there are certain stages of your life when you shoud get a check-up whether you feel ill or not. These are:
In early infancy to check that you are developing properly - done every month or so.
At start of primary education to ensure proper development and in particular to check hearing and sight as these are required to be good for proper learning.
A short way into puberty to ensure that you are developing properly, especially in the sexual area. If a boy and uncircumcised than it is necessary at this point to be checked for phimosis or frenulum breve and to arrange for treatment if you have either of these conditions.
Adult women should be regularly checked for possible cervical cancer (smear or PAP test).
The Over-60s may be recommended to have frequent checks because they are more vulnerable.
- 8 months ago
short term - probably nothing
mid term - some underlying issues wont be caught and it may make your treatment harder and thus more time consuming
Long term - you can end up being labeled as problematic patient and or suffer more complications due to undetected quirks of your body.
Or you know nothing. it dose help estabilish your body's natural state when you get checkup whilst healthy, making it easier to treat without any worries as to allergies, some undetected conditions. so you will have longer diagnostic processes and will be likely to have more types of medication tests that will swap out after body shows signs of not liking that.